We got the recommendation for this place from this fantastic blogger:
Chef Sato is young in his mid thirties and runs his place like a master. He speaks softly to his helpers but in a commanding way. We booked our seating for lunch on a weekday and the only other patron was a Canadian university IT manager who happens to have a house in Kyoto and travels regularly to Tokyo for food and other sorts of things. Great passion.
Contax T2, Kodak Gold
If you hate crowds, leave it out of your list of travel. This is on a weekend afternoon when every one flocks to it. W was happy staying inside a cozy air conditioned Nestle themed cafe.
This was a ramen shop close to our hotel. We would go past it at various times and see lots of commuters and locals eating there. So we gave it a go on a slow and quiet Sunday. There’s the occasional travellers like us because it is close to the APA hotel in Shinjuku.