This hidden gem on the streets of Shibuya specialises in laksa, a spicy Southeast Asian noodle soup made with a rich shrimp-and-coconut broth. The small size laksa costs as little as ¥500, but if you want something a little lighter, the shan yu mazesoba-style noodles (from ¥850) marinated in shrimp oil are the way to go.
All the dishes can be customised, so if you can’t handle the heat, just ask for a lower spice level. Those who like spicy food can upgrade to ‘super hot’ for an additional ¥100. Plus, you can give your laksa a twist with toppings like cheese (¥100), egg (¥100), spinach (¥100), sausage (¥150) and lemon (¥50).
Come here for lunch to get the set meal, which includes a bowl of laksa and a side of Singaporean chicken over rice (from ¥800). The mild flavours of the chicken and rice pair well with the laksa, counterbalancing the spice from the soup.
In the evening, the restaurant offers izakaya-style dining, so you can enjoy small bites like toast with dried fruit cream cheese or a cilantro lemon salad, while sipping on Tiger beer. If you’re a true laksa-holic, though, don’t worry – you can order a bowl of hearty laksa anytime.