Just three minutes’ walk from Nogata Station on the Seibu-Shinjuku line, this noodle shop is best known for its rich miso ramen (¥890). The basic broth is made with white miso, garlic and lard, then mixed with pork, chicken and vegetable stock and cooked into a soup. The result is a rich but not overbearing ramen, with a taste that clearly keeps Hanamichi’s customers coming back.
If you’ve got a big appetite, you can add in the house mix of leek and bean sprouts at no extra cost – just make sure you can finish all the food in your bowl. Other options on the menu include miso dandan noodles, niboshi (dried sardines) spicy miso and abura soba (soupless ramen noodles). A ramen stamp card is also available if you’re thinking of becoming a regular.