Do you like ramen? Do you like spicy food? Do you like Mapo Tofu? Then Nakamoto is probably going to be your thing. Welcome to one of Tokyo’s spiciest ramen restaurants.
Arriving at Nakamoto in Machida at 7 o clock I was surprised how small the restaurant is. It seated only 15 to 20 people but it was popular. I ended up waiting about 30 to 40 minutes to enter. There are many different options on the menu and even a student discount. The spices range from 1 to 10, 10 being the spiciest. I ordered the Gomoukuramen. It was a 9 on the Nakamoto scale. I also ordered butter and a sliced boiled egg. So when I first got the bowl, I was like holy shit that is red.
I proceeded to eating it and I was expecting it to just taste like hot peppers but to my surprise it was delicious and spicy as shit but most of all delicious. The flavor was great and the noodles were coated in togarashi (spice). I could see why people subjected themselves to the pain of eating this dish. The meat was nice but to be honest I couldn’t tell because I was sweating my nutsack off. Half way through I started crying a little because it was becoming painful but eventually I pushed through and finished it.
I would’ve tried to destroy it but I couldn’t touch the soup. It was all those spices just trapped on the bottom. I threw in the towel but this bowl of ramen would be back to haunt me the very next day.
So my verdict? It’s good. I would go back and eat a less spicy version of the ramen because it’s delicious but I don’t think I want to deal with the aftermath of it the level 9 again.
Starting this article I will now rate the food that I eat. (This is a nonsensical rating)
If 0 is the worst ramen I’ve ever eaten and 1337 is a perfect score I would give it a 900.
You can check out my two cents about Nakamoto’s cup ramen noodles here!
You can find Nakamoto’s website here.
Nakamoto is less then a 3 minute walk from Odakyu Machida station.