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Ippudo, Tokyo

1-3-13 Hiroo
Tel: 81 3 5420 2225
Metro: Ebisu's insider take:

The drawing card at this popular chain is the spicy, extrarich noodle broth made from long-simmered pork bones (hey, no one claimed that ramen was health food!). The thin, chewy noodles are relatively plain, the better to soak up flavors from the soup and optional condiments such as spicy bean sprouts and raw garlic cloves that you grate yourself. Ramen-slurpers will tell you that each Ippudo location has its own, distinct flavor, but you can't go wrong with its very first shop, conveniently located in Ebisu. Instead of water, you're served pitchers of an African iced tea that supposedly neutralizes the fat from all the pork; we recommend drinking an extra glass or two.—Updated by Rebecca Willa Davis

Open daily 11 am to 4 am.

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