Restaurants, Ramen Ikebukuro

Shinagawa opened in June 2013 as the second brand of popular Ikebukuro shop Basso Drill-Man. That outlet deals in ramen with a rich chicken-based soup, but the main offering at this branch is simple chuka soba, which they say aims for a 'classic taste that doesn't get caught up in trends'. The soup is a blend of seafood and meat, including pork and carefully selected hinai-jidori chicken, and goes extremely well with the delicate, refined taste and smooth texture of the homemade medium-thin noodles. The simple toppings include chashu pork slices, green onions and bamboo shoots. This exquisite but simplistic dish made this joint the talk of 2013.


Venue name: Shinagawa
Address: 4-19-14 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku

Opening hours: 11.30am-3.30pm, 5pm-9pm / closed Mon (except for holidays)
Transport: Kanamecho Station (Yurakucho, Fukutoshin lines)
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