Saw the reviews here & went to try it today. Went around 7:45 pm on a Friday evening and there was a slight line up. Since most people realize that the place is very small, people eat & leave. I think there must have been about 20 seats in the restaurant in total and got to ours in about 5 to 10 minutes.
I had the charcoal ramen & I thought the first bite was ok... but as i kept eating it, I started to find the taste of the soup a bit strange & less and less flavour. After the last bite, I realized then that I really didn't like it anymore. Maybe it was because the taste was so peculiar.
Come to think of it, I've never had anything like it even in Japan and I'm Japanese. I've seen Japanese people put the charcoal in their rice cookers but in soup... Hmmm... not sure it's my favourite soup in ramen....
My partner had the spicy chicken ramen. I had a little taste of the soup and the soup base was more fishy on that one, but I felt that it tasted better than mine. My partner commented that the organic chicken on the ramen tasted like the free range ones we ate in Cuba. Very very good.
The spicy chicken ramen is definitely the way to go. For those who likes something alittle more interesting, something you've never tasted before, try the charcoal ramen.
Next time I go, I'd like to try just the regular miso or shoyu ramen..