Shibire Noodles Rousoku-ya
Time Out says
Hungry diners should seek out this chic noodle joint in Ginza, which specialises in spicy, mapo-style ramen noodles. Whipped up by a former Chinese restaurant chef, the mapo-men (¥1,000) is made with ample amounts of mouth-numbing Sichuan pepper, bound to get your tear ducts working. Thankfully, if you’d prefer to customise your bowl, the restaurant lets you choose from three levels of spiciness: light, medium and heavy. If need be, add a bit of the sansho oil provided on each table for an extra punch; it'll make the noodles all the more fragrant.
The menu also includes the popular jiru-nashi tantanmen (soupless dandan noodles, ¥980), a regular tantanmen (dandan noodles in soup, ¥1,000) featuring ground meat, nuts and coriander, and a sanra-anmen (sweet and sour soup noodles, ¥1,000) – all of which are classic Japanese-Chinese dishes. If you’re coming for lunch, drop by a bit early as the shop is known to sell out pretty quickly.