Cheap Eats 2018: Daikaya Ramen


Photograph by Scott Suchman.

As at the best ramen shops in Tokyo, you can expect to wait for a seat at this hip noodle joint. With any luck, you’ll end up on a counter stool overlooking the kitchen’s hypnotic rhythm of woks and ladles. It’s all build up for the perfect bowl: springy Sapporo-made noodles and long-simmered stock topped with seared bean sprouts and ground pork. The nutty mugi-miso ramen is one of our favorites, but the vegetable ramen with Brussels sprouts, snow peas, and shiitake mushrooms is a sleeper hit. Also good: Pork gyoza; shio ramen.

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