Take a cool 15-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station through residential areas and you'll find this ramen shop disguising as a wooden 'western' cottage. The suspiciously named Drill-Man's slick homemade noodles, made with domestic flour, draw a steady stream of customers. We recommend going for the tsukemen (‘Tsukesoba’, ¥800), which can be upgraded to a larger size at no extra cost. The MSG-free soup is made from seafood and pork broth, offering a moderately rich flavour, while the tender chashu pork adds depth to the taste. Other popular alternatives include the regular Chuka Soba ramen (¥750) and the spicy Hot Basso (¥850) with onion and garlic.
|Venue name:||Basso Drill-Man|
2-9-7 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-9pm / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday)|
|Transport:||Ikebukuro Station; Shiinamachi Station (Seibu Ikebukuro line), north exit|