Best New Ramen Shops
This 16-seat ramen shop offers just one bowl: a pork-soy broth featuring thick, handmade noodles and heaping portions of pork slices, topped with crunchy, raw cabbage and bean sprouts. Minced garlic and seabura (pork back fat) toppings are available on request. The thickly cut pork belly is fantastic, and the shop sells it cooked to take home in 500-gram packages for $15.
Fun fact: Yume wo katare means “tell your dreams.” Picture frames hang on the shop’s walls for people to rent and write down their dreams. Costs vary: $10 for one month, $30 for three months and the 10-year frame is $10,000. If your dream is realized by the end of your rental period, prizes include a free bowl of ramen or a T-shirt. yumewokatare.com