You might expect Shibuya to be brimming with excellent ramen, but the hippest stop on the Yamanote is surprisingly lacking. The best of the bunch is Hayashi. The menu is a scant three items deep. Ramen, ramen with an egg, and ramen with extra pork and egg (yakibuta ramen, 焼き豚らーめん, ¥1,000). The shoyu and rich pork soup is, simply put—golden. One drawback, especially for the nocturnal eaters, is that Hayashi is only
open for a few lunchtime hours a day.
1-14-9 dogenzaka, shibuya-ku.
Open: Mon-sat 11:30am-2:30pm, Closed sun & hols.
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