We shall see.
Their claim to fame is a seafood ramen, with a dashi comprised of shrimp, clam, and crab. The seafood bowls come in miso...
|Gyokai miso ramen (880yen)|
|Gyokai shoyu ramen (880yen)|
The miso is the clear winner here. Rich and creamy essence of the sea, its like eating ramen in a lobster bisque. Those who avoid seafood should avoid this bowl like the fish plague.
But those with seafood gullets should flock to this bowl. Yusaku uses a special flat noodle for these bowls, which works very, very well. If the soup were a bit thicker, it would be like eating a bowl of Japanese tomato-cream, seafood fettucine.
There's also a pretty good tonkotsu shoyu, and its less oily than similar iekei bowls.
|Tonkotsu shoyu ramen (680yen)|
But the clear attractions here are the fish bowls. I only wish there were seafood toppings like whole grilled shrimps and scallops, salmon roe, and king crab legs.
Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Hyakunincho 2-19-11
Closest stn: Okubo
Open from 1130am-9pm (closed Wednesdays)