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Ramen Jiro/Nishi Kamata


Back in the metropolis again for the first time this year.

Went here with my friend Claudio, formerly from my current firm, but who now works at another firm in Uchisaiwai-cho. No line at 1 PM when we got there, but there were about 6 people on line when we left. Very new shop, clean, with a bathroom. This Jiro is the only one in the immediate area (20 mins radius by train say). Pork was decent but a bit on the fatty side. Soup was correct basic raw taste but not fatty enough, with the abura not in much of a complete suspension like some places, which yields a great taste with every spoonful, especially if you keep stirring it to keep the fat on top from collecting too much. The noodles were the weakest point, they were a bit over-done and no bigger than linguine. Two women in a room of 11 chairs. Clean and new. OK if you are in the area but not worth a special trip. Not too far from the west exit of JR Kamata station (remember there are JR and Keikyu stations in Kamata).

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