Tsukemen is dipping ramen that involves two bowls: one with an intensely meaty broth and pork slices, and the other with thicker noodles to dip into the broth. Iza’s stands out thanks to ume shiso plum chicken, slow-cooked barbecue pork, and a marinated egg plus all of the usual toppings like bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, and toasted crispy seaweed. But, Iza’s namesake ramen, which only comes in one bowl containing a fascinating mixed broth made of all of the best ramen broth worlds (tonkotsu, chicken, bonito, and vegetable), is also pretty great. Guess you’ll just have to try both.
How to enjoy: Walk-ins only. Order takeout and delivery from UberEats or other delivery apps.