Where to get the best ramen in Tokyo

Best ramen shop. Tokyo, Japan.

Best ramen shop. Tokyo, Japan.

Ceddy’s flight to Seoul left earlier than mine did, so I decided to hunt for ramen in Setagaya. I don’t even know the name of this restaurant because there was no English translation on any of the signs. The menu didn’t have any English translations, either.

Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo, Japan.

The restaurant was tiny — there were ten stools (if that many) at the counter. The owner didn’t speak English, so she had me point to what I wanted to order from the menu with photos outside. I decided on the tonkatsu ramen.

I will never get over this ramen. Tokyo, Japan.

I will never get over this tonkatsu ramen. Tokyo, Japan.

It. Was. Incredible. It had a rich pork broth with soft-boiled eggs, pork belly, mushrooms, scallions, a sliced naruto fish cake, bean sprouts, menma bamboo shoots, and thin egg noodles. The price was great, too — the giant, filling bowl of tonkatsu ramen and an iced coffee were 600 Japanese yen (not even $6).