If there was one ramen shop in all of Japan that I really, really wanted to try, it was Ide Shoten in Wakayama. I first arrived here on their day off and I was so disappointed that I changed all my plans the next day and was determined to come back. So I did and it was f'ing amazing. Wakayama tonkotsu-shoyu is one of my favorites and Ide Shoten is definitely in the top 5. The deepness of its shoyu flavor is inexplicably soulful. I swear...you'll be moonwalking like Michael all the way back to the station. Don't believe me? Trust me, you will!
From Wakayama Station go straight and make a left on the first main street. After 7 blocks it'll be on your right. Open from 11:30am to 11:30pm and closed on Thursdays. The eggs and maki-sushi's are on the table in front of you. It's all honor system so if you eat one tell them so at the end. You will not be disappointed with Ide Shoten.
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