I'm not too sure when I bookmarked Aoi but it may have been after I saw Phil's post.
Aoi is a teeny ramen shop nearby (about 7 seats) and if you don't get there early, be prepared to wait.
Even then, if they run out of noodles or soup, they are done for the day.
This past Saturday, I got Satoshi out and about and we were there a little after they opened at 11:30.
Since the turnover of this place is rather high paced, a guy that was waiting for a friend to show up was bypassed and we were seated before him...
Satoshi went with their tan tan men...800 yen.
I think it was quite spicy with their housemade ra-yu (chili oil) because he was perspiring a LOT.
I went with their abura soba...800 yen
Thicker noodles than their ramen, this came with char siu, menma (pickled bamboo shoots), a soft boiled egg, mizuna, a thick shoyu based miso sauce and what I think was fish powder and yuzu sesame powder.
Mixed all together this was so good!
You can also add some of their housemade ra-yu and/or their housemade vinegar.
Both ways were good.
I really liked their char siu, porky goodness.
Unfortunately, I had a hard time finishing this so I gave the last bites to Satoshi.
He agreed this was good.
When we left, there was a line outside of the door as well as a few people waiting inside.
We'll be back.
Monday-Saturday 11:30-14:00 (lunch), 18:00-22:30 (dinner)
*if soup or noodles run out they will close