Ozeki Chukasoba is one of the highest-ranked in the area. They serve a classic shoyu chukasoba…
...a similar bowl heavy with niboshi…
...and a tori-paitan chicken broth. Will have to go back for that last one. Menma, naruto, and torched chashu round out the toppings. This bowl was simple but very carefully composed; an aerial view is necessary to capture Ozeki's attention to ramen composition.
The shoyu gets a clean bill of health. Deep broth matched by thin noodles. This isn't a hearty bowl, and it's probably not complex enough to rank with the best shoyu in town, but the devotion is definitely there.
Regardless of what you order, the ingredients and presentation excel. There's a care taken by the two dudes who work on each bowl together that is almost serene.
A quality option for a quality part of Tokyo.
Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Ebisu 1-9-4
Closest stn: Ebisu
Open from 1130am-10pm (closed Sundays)