Nishiki Ramen is a newly-opened ramen restaurant located in the Mitsuwa plaza. Originally from Japan, Nishiki boasts of fresh noodles, made in-house daily. They’ve opened for a few weeks now, but only the past week has it been cool enough outside that S would agree to eat ramen.
We were initially concerned about a long wait, but turns out we didn’t have wait at all for our weeknight dinner.
The place was cozy, but nice and bright, with a couple of long communal tables in the middle, several smaller tables, and a few seats at the ramen bar where you can watch the staff at work.
We had an order the takoyaki (octopus fritters), which I really enjoyed. It’s not quite as good as my current favorite, the takoyaki from Yokohama Yakitori Koubou. Here, the batter-to-octopus ratio is a bit high, which I actually don’t mind. It’s drizzled with takoyaki sauce, mayo, seaweed flakes, and a generous topping of bonito flakes which is a plus in my book.
I decided to go with the restaurant’s namesake, Nishiki Ramen. Here, the broth is a mix of chicken and tonkotsu soup, and topped with Berkshire pork chashu and a mix of okra, baby corn, grape tomato, marinated sliced onions, green onions, and red pepper threads.
The ramen noodles here do indeed live up to the hype …