Shin Sen Gumi
Hitting another Shin Sen Gumi Group favorite, their ramen place up the road! They recently remodeled, replacing the traditional tables with normal (American-friendly) booths, and (sadly) getting rid of the fish tank, in favor of additional seating. Given how long the lines are, the additional seating was definitely a good call!
Ramen seemed better than usual this visit, it's normally quite good, but some days seems uneven-- with ramen experiencing a huge popularity boom the past few years, some days it seems like the quality suffers. Today was one of the good days that reminded us why we used to come here on a regular basis, and the fact that we can now get the expanded toppings here (first seen at the Japantown location) is nice. Garlic chips and poached egg, yum!