My goal to taste the best Japanese food in Seattle compelled me to wait in line for over one hour on a beautiful, but cold, morning in December. You see, the window of opportunity to try the highest-rated ramen in Seattle is as short as their customer service: Tsukushinbo only serves their Tokyo-style shoyu ramen on Fridays from noon to 2 pm. On my visit, the line started with me at 10:20 am and had already wrapped around the building 40 minutes later.
With confidence, I will declare that Tsukushinbo's ramen was the best ramen I have ever tasted in my life thus far. Living in America, I do not have a lot of options. However, of all the restaurants I have tried, Tskushinbo's ramen was just outstanding. After waiting in the cold for a little over an hour, the prize of a piping hot bowl of the best ramen I've ever had made me forgive the grief I endured to obtain it.
The sushi served at Tsukushinbo is expertly prepared with huge pieces of fish, which is another win for them.
If you get the chance, I would recommend Tskushinbo for their high-quality food despite their sub-par manners. Your efforts to get in will be rewarded.
Ishoni is a great place to experience if you get the chance.
The sesame seeds and soy sauce added a nice flavor to the egg and rice. I microwaved the sesame seeds until they started popping (10-12 seconds) which really brought out their flavor.
Protein: 31 g
Fat: 12 g
Carbs: 37 g
1 serving Tamanishiki short-grain rice (42 g, raw weight)
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
1 TB soy sauce
3 oz Sockeye Salmon marinated in 1 TB rice vinegar, 1 TB soy sauce, 1 TB lemon juice, and freshly grated ginger and garlic