Fukki Ramen (豚骨醤油らーめん 福気)
2 Chome-1-1 Shibadaimon, 港区 Tokyo 105-0012, Japan
Templars of TonkotsuCraving a bowl of killer ramen but put off by the prospect of waiting in line for hours to do so? Well, look no further than Fukki, a brilliant noodle shop in between Shiba Park and Hamamatsucho Station specializing in Hakata-style tonkotsu (pig bone) miso ramen. Just select your preferred broth (regular or spicy, the latter known as “Akafuku” and my personal favorite) and toppings along with a beer or soft drink and maybe a side of gyoza (dumplings) from the ticket vending machine at the entrance, and then hand over the ticket slips to the staff and tell them whether you want your noodles cooked yawarakame, futsuu, or katame (soft, regular, or al dente). In just a few minutes you’ll be the proud consumer of some of Tokyo’s truly great ramen. It tastes especially good on the way home after a hard night out on the town. Seeing as how they’re open until 4am every day, Fukki will probably still be rocking long after you’ve passed out either in your hotel room or a nearby shrub.