Craving ramen with rich soup? Matoi is the spot to satisfy your palate in Shinbashi – if you can find it. Hidden off one of the many less than inviting back streets in the area, the shop is accessed via a little path sneaking between dilapidated buildings and parking lots. The shoyu-flavoured double soup consists of chicken and niboshi (dried sardine) broth, while the dried squid topping adds to the dominating experience. Despite the unfortunate location and small space (10 counter seats), the restaurant is clean and packed with patrons from nearby offices around lunchtime.
|Venue name:||Matoi Shinbashi|
1F, 3-13-2 Shinbashi, Minato-ku
|Opening hours:||11am-3.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm (Sat & hols until 9pm) / closed Sun|
|Transport:||Shinbashi Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, Tokaido, Ginza, Asakusa lines)|