Yamara (麺 やまらぁ) is arguably the greatest option for Ningyocho ramen. Their shoyu ramen is as thick as gravy but is relatively light and has a fun fish undertone.
Syrupy Shoyu Ramen
Their shoyu (soy sauce) ramen gets a high score for uniqueness. The chicken bone broth is thick and syrupy like paitan, but has a strong fish (bonito) punch.
Despite the thick composition, it has a pleasantly light flavor. There’s also a fair amount of sweetness, brought on by a lot of floating negi (spring onions). The broth gets more watery towards the end, as the dense noodles slowly release water. But this works to the bowl’s advantage.
Lastly, they do a nice egg topping – both creamy and salty.
I have yet to try their shio and miso ramen. I will be back – Men Yamara is top choice when it comes to Ningyocho area ramen.
The closest Tokyo train station is Ningyocho. But Hamacho station is close by too.
For spicy ramen nearby (in Suitengumae), check out Piriri!