Ramen is the quintessential Japanese fast food: thick Chinese noodles in a savory broth, with sliced leeks, grilled chashu (pork loin), and spinach in a bowl. Each neighborhood in Tokyo has its favorite, and in Ebisu the hands-down favorite is Afuri. Using the picture menu, choose your ramen by inserting coins into a ticket machine, find a seat, and hand over your ticket to the cooks who will prepare your ramen then and there. There's limited seating, and at lunch and dinner the line of waiting customers extends down the street, but as expected, the ramen is worth it.
1–1–7 Ebisu, Tokyo, Kanagawa-ken, 150-0013, Japan