Chicken paitan ramen that combines milky smoothes with an umami punch at Menya Ikku
Menya Ikku is a restaurant that is a 1-minute walk from JR Nishioji Station. The ramen-chef of this restaurant, Mr. Sasaki, started working at Japanese restaurants when he was 18-years-old, so he has a lot of experience. But even though he is this experienced, he is always trying new things with ramen. On his days off, he goes to different restaurants to find inspiration for his ramen creations. The ramen made by Mr. Sasaki has its roots in traditional Japanese cookery, with a basic feel to it, but there is something new in it too.
Menya Ikku offers three types of ramen: Chicken paitan, chicken shoyu, and shio ramen. They also sometimes have specials. The ramen is not only delicious but also surprising; there is always a new discovery to be made in the ramen at Menya Ikku. This is because the chef, Mr. Sasaki, balances the soup and the ingredients perfectly, even changing the noodles to fit the soup, and when you add his experience to this, it makes for a beautiful bowl of ramen. There were not many ramen restaurants in the Nishioji area, so it’s nice that there is a ramen restaurant of this level here now. So Menya Ikku is a great place for those working in this area. The restaurant uses a lot of black in its interior design and has a chic and modern atmosphere, and the staff is quick and friendly when serving you with your ramen.