Uchi is one of those hidden ramen shops far and away from the major streets that you would never stumble upon unless somebody recommends it to you and give you a guide specifically to look out for it. When we first had the mixture of pork bone and seafood based ramen from Uchi, we were stunned how such a small shop in a hidden street in Ikebukuro could serve such outstanding bowl. The great chewy texture of the noodles inside the thick flavored soup, which makes the locals addicted to it sometimes, with a slice of delicious chashu pork set aside with the fresh bamboo shoots is simply phenomenal. Among many tempting choices on the menu, the Tokusei Soba 特製そば (980 Yen) is just exceptionally good.
Restaurant: Uchi (我家)
Recommendation: Tokusei Soba 特製そば (980 Yen)
Address: 2-23-9, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Kishino Building 1F
Nearest Station: Ikebukuro Station West exit, 8 minute walk
Open Hour: [Mon - Fri] from 11:00 - 15:00
Price Range: [Lunch] - 999 yen, [Dinner] - 999 yen
Credit Card: N.A
Seats: 11 seats (counter seats)
Picture Guide to the Restaurant
・Total distance: 750m, 9 mins （on foot）
・Starting Point : JR Ikebukuro Station, Central Gate 1
・Steps to follow : 1 - 16
1. Facing Central Gate 1 at JR Ikebukuro Station, turn to right to start your way.
2. Walk straight for about 60m until you find TOBU signboard to your right.
3. When you find TOBU signboard to your right, make a right turn and you will find an escalator ahead of you.
4. Take the escalator to go upstairs.
5. Go outside and make a right turn.
6. Walk straight for about 40m until you reach the crossing.
7. When you reach the crossing, make a left along the street.
8. Cross the street and make a left turn.
9. Walk straight for about 200m until you reach the big intersection.
10. Cross the street and walk straight along this street.
11. Keep walking along the street and make a right turn at the curve.
12. Walk straight for about 450m before you make a right turn.
13. When you find the convenient store to your right, you are almost there.
You will make a right turn at the 2nd street from here.
14. Make a right turn.
15. Walk straight for about 50m and you will find your destination to your right.
16. Enjoy your meal at Uchi (我家)!
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