Dinner at Takadanobaba

Dinner at Takadanobaba

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ラーメン / Ramen / Ramen Ikedaya — Takadanobaba, Tokyo

Emulsified tonkotsu-shoyu soup uses domestic pork and kaeshi (tare) made with Kaneshi brand shoyu. Served with thick low-hydration homemade noodles containing Ōshon flour. Topped with generous slabs of stewed pork chashu, bean sprouts and cabbage (9:1 ratio), chopped garlic, togarashi chili and burnt garlic.

This Kansai Jiro style brand has been based in Ichijoji, Kyoto since 2011. The Takadanobaba branch is run by shop manager Miyake-san, who was first a customer of the Ikedaya flagship in Kyoto before becoming an employee and eventually working his way up to store manager. Even at the Tokyo branch, he talks to customers in his native Kansai dialect. 12 seats. Open since January 7th, 2023.