Nikko ken (ชาญอิสระทาวเวอร์)
Not as good as their Tantanmen
I went back to try Nikkoken again, this time trying the Miso Ramen with fried scallions. Have to say I was a little disappointed because it wasn't as good as their tantanmen. I realized its not that cheap either and the portion wasn't that generous. Still the shop is worth trying once I suppose.
Japanese Ramen Stand
Nikko Ken is a semi-outdoor ramen stand in Charn Issara Tower 1 run by a Japanese couple who cannot speak Thai. (The menu has Japanese and Thai in it, but I think they might have used a bad translator for the Thai). Communication is a bit difficult but you should be able to manage to understand each other by calling out the name of the dish you want.
The stand is basically a simple row of seats on a bench, no frills, but does give you the feeling of eating a street stall in Japan. There's a Japanese curtain blocking passerby to give you a bit of privacy.
Because there was no sign in English or Thai, I couldn't even figure out what the name of the ramen stand was until I asked.
I ordered the Tantanmen and gyoza. The ramen was surprisingly tasty. With an unusual noodle texture compared to some of the other ramen restaurants. The gyoza wasn't bad either but did take a long time to come because I think the chef wasn't fully prepared to make it. Overall seems like a good value. Would be interested in trying more.