However, I do make exceptions. 100 yen exceptions. That is, 100 yen ramen for the ENTIRE MONTH of October. This called for a visit, and by visit, I mean three trips in the same week.
Yuuki is located right in the heart of Maruyama-cho, the Shibuya club and love hotel district and shooting location of a couple solid Sion Sono movies. Grab a bowl and get your S&M bondage action on.
Not only is Yuuki selling bowls of ramen for 100 yen, they're giving out their premium bowl with extra nori seaweed and a flavored half-boiled egg. I actually felt a little worried for the shop. That kind of price for a food with margins as thin as ramen is simply unheard of. Even the local drunk was waiting in line sporting a shit-eating grin. He also had his shirt tucked into his underwear while twirling a half-finished liter bottle of Black Nikka.
|Noritama ramen (950yen --> 100yen)|
Let's get right to it: this is, hands down, the best 100 yen ramen I've ever had. But it's also damn good for an iekei as well, even at the regular price. The broth is very thick and porky, though much less greasy and oily than other iekei I've had. Flavorful chunks of back fat float in the thick sludge.
The noodles are legit, soaking up the broth and retaining a medium chew. A confident bowl made by confident chefs.
You can add this shop to the short list of great late night Shibuya slurps. Lum and I will definitely be back here after getting our dance on.
Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Dogenzaka 2-18-7
Closest stn: Shinsen
Open from 1130am-3pm everyday (5pm-midnight on weekdays, and a ridiculous 9pm-7am on Fridays and Saturdays!)