Look for the lantern hanging outside of the entrance to this Meidaimae ramen-ya, the latest effort by Tokyo-wide noodle champions Kibi Group. Fans of old-school chuka soba (¥700) and tsukemen (¥800) are sure to find the nostalgia-packed but ever so slightly updated versions served here very satisfying; the simple shoyu soup, the medium-thick noodles, the soft char siu – everything's just right. The folks behind Kibi don't do tricks or OTT toppings, nor do they seem to care about passing trends. This crew is all about pursuing perfection in what they already do, and we'd say they're damn close to achieving it.
2-42-5 Matsubara, Setagaya-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday)|
|Transport:||Meidaimae Station (Keio, Keio Inokashira lines)|