A counter-only shop in Hatagaya, one of the more competitive ramen stations in the city, and an all-around cool, under-the-radar hangout. Gamushara's bowls are deep and flavorful specialities from the Niigata region, where lots of rain creates a land primed for agriculture. Niigata specializes in delicious sake, rice, sushi, and soy sauce from the nearby Sado Island. Gamushara's shoyu is their ingredient-du-jour
They had a special limited-time spicy bowl...
...but their shoyu-shoga ramen is the one to order.
|Shoyu-shoga ramen (720yen)|
Gamushara tops their already rich shoyu with a generous dollop of ginger grated freshly in house. Some customers were asking for less, as the bowl can get pretty spicy.
Fresh, springy noodles that turned a dark hue from soaking in the shoyu. If only I could turn a brown hue from soaking in shoyu for hours.
Now THAT is shoyu. Young and tan and deep and lovely.
A little samurai hides inside the bowl and imparts good luck to whoever is man enough to finish it. On weekends the shop turns into Yahiko for thick-ass Niigata miso, a rich and filling bowl that is one of the best ramen for cold weather. Its sister shop, Dokkan, serves a niboshi shoyu as well. Expect more Love to show up at these shops soon.
Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Hatagaya 2-1-5
Closest stn: Hatagaya
Open from 1130am-3pm and 5pm-midnight (closed on weekends)