Location, location, location, and a sheer abundance of ramen on the menu (30 to be exact) could be the very reason Dōtonbori Kamukura is always packed. In the heart of Shibuya littered with flashy signs and a quirky guide to enjoying the taste (just ask Brian), the interior felt oddly like a kaiten-sushi restaurant. I guess because it was just one very long counter surrounding the open kitchen in the center. Anyway, the ramen was good but not nearly as good as their "ramen-of-the-year" claim. (Perhaps it was because I just got back from eating some of the best ramen in the world.) All-in-all, Kamukura is a great way to end a drunken evening in Shibuya. And I'm sure most Japanese salary men would agree.
From Shibuya Station take the famous Hachiko exit and walk across the busiest intersection in the world. Proceed down Center Gai, the narrow pedestrian street, for a few minutes and you'll eventually see Kamukura on your right. Open everyday from 10am to 7am. Order from the ticket machine and wait to be directed to an empty seat. Give the server your ticket and your ramen will soon arrive.
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