Bakatare, second chance!

After our first visit right after arrival and feeling that something was ‘off’, I wanted to give them a second chance, but unfortunately, I can no longer whole heartedly recommend this place!

Don’t get me wrong, the broth is still the best that I have had so far, but many small things changed, for the worse, and I can only speculate it has to do with one of the co-founders leaving:

Upon entering there is now a not-so-pleasant pork smell, might have to do with those very grimy broth vats that look like they have not been cleaned in ages. Overall the place appears neglected, slightly run down. The music used to be reggae, now it’s heavy metal.

As for the food, while the broth is still fantastic, the pork slices are smaller and more fatty, there is no longer spinach, green negi, only green is a slight sprinkling of water cress (?) .. couple of little things, like bigger, uncooked onion pieces … what a shame, time to move on and look at other places.

Might still have one last ramen before we leave.

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2 Responses to Bakatare, second chance!

  1. Barbara says:

    Bummer! I was hoping to experience Bakatare on my next visit to Japan.
    Looking forward to hearing about your next “find”!

    • Peter says:

      It’s a bit sad, feels like their glory days are over, but we already found one place (Sei-ya), that I am pretty happy with. Maybe my ramen craze is also over …

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