i have benefited a lot by reading chow hound. this is my 1st posting ever.our 1st night in tokyo, my 15 year old son,wants to eat ramen B4 hitting the bed after a14 hour flight from ny.we took a cab from hilton @ shinjuku to this restaurant after reading reviews @ ramentokyo.we don't speak any japanese & it was our 1st time ordering thru a machine/box.some things to be aware of
1.1st u have to put your money in B4 making selections.
2.no english menu-hence hit or miss selections.
3.we ordered 3 different ramen from the pictures.mine had 2 succulent pieces of pork[i don't eat pork-so gave pieces to my son]& i enjoyed the noodles & broth-delicious.our experience with ramen is from eating @ ippudo & momofuko in ny-if ippudo is 10, i would rate this as 7. i wish i had some extra toppings like an egg & grated radish but did not know how to order those.
today for lunch going to go to ichiran which i guess don't need to write a review about.
my son ordered a dish with dipping sauce[tsukunen]which he thought was on the sweeter side. i tasted it & liked it.