Originating from Sapporo, this cosy restaurant is justly famed for its prawn-stock ramen, made by boiling down the heads of red shrimp to extract their briny, umami sweetness and then finished off with pork back fat and shrimp oil. It’s a luscious soup that tastes of the ocean and you’ll want to clean out your bowl.
For a bargain ¥830 you can choose either the aforementioned shrimp soup or one with the addition of pork, plus a seasoning: miso, salt or soy sauce. Plump for salt if you love the rich, unadulterated flavour of shrimp. All noodles come with a slice of char siu and half a seasoned soft-boiled egg. Fork out another ¥380 for six pan-fried gyoza and you’ll have one of the most satisfying meals in Tokyo Station.