The Nagi Golden Gai experience is fascinating, from the walk up and down the stairs, to the wait for a call through a tube, to the two types of noodles and the unique broth made with niboshi--dried baby sardines. With just ten counter seats in cramped quarters, you'll be rubbing elbows with your neighbors.
Nagi Golden Gai
Our Tip The sign outside says "If you don't like niboshi, please don't come in." Expect a bitter ramen broth made from dried sardines.
With so many quality restaurants serving ramen at reasonable prices (you'll rarely pay more than $10 for a bowl), it's tempting to travel throughout Tokyo tasting bowls of noodles. Here are eight of my favorite bowls.