Gomaryuu 護摩龍 百人町総本山
Gomaryuu is another ultimate spicy dan dan noodle challenge! Just one station north of Shinjuku Station is this little 8 seater ramen shop. We went right at 12 and surprisingly there wasn't much of a line up, it's busy, but no crazy line ups.
There's 5 levels of spiciness so I ordered the spiciest Mugen Ramen to compare it with Kikanbo Spicy Ramen from my previous visit. The chef was wearing a mask while cooking ramen so the spice must be intense! It gets spicier after every bite, I did drink more water, but I think it's because the soup was too thick. I was expecting more meat for a ￥1100, but it was just some minced pork.
Personally, I prefer Kikanbo Spicy Ramen, it's spicier, more meat and flavorful. More locals line up too so it must be better. But if you're like me, and like spicy challenges, this could be another hot spot! If you can't make it to the shop, you can find their cup noodles at convenient stores. The cup noodle is only level 3 spiciness, but you can test it out first before heading to their shop!
Address \\ 1 Chome−23−17 Hyukunincho, Shinjuku
Phone Number \\ 03-6279-1997 (Does not take reservations)
Hours \\ Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3pm (Last order 2:30pm)
5:30pm - 10pm (Or when sold out)
Average Price \\ ￥999
Payment Method \\ Cash Only
Rating \\ 3.54/5
Website \\ Gomaryuu (Japanese Only)