Submitted Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 1:32pm [Dine in]
I was glad that I finally dropped by this place. The total for everything (tip included) was $10... a bit cheaper than the other ramen places in downtown. I'm a firm believer that this stuff shouldn't cost that much since it's basically Japanese fast food (well, not that fast...).
I had the miso ramen with half a boiled egg. The overall balance of the soup was good and it had just enough vegetables (bean sprouts and corn). The chashu (meat) was cut nicely and easy to chew on. Toppings are 50 cents each, which I think is a reasonable price.
The menu (I went for lunch) is pretty simple with 4 types of ramen (I belive). There are some rice dishes on pg 2 of the menu.
The waitress was pretty polite and I was glad that she spoke Japanese throughout after I ordered in Japanese (I lived in Japan for 9 years...). Most workers in ramen places want to use English since they're on working holidays.
The interior is pretty spacious and modern. The big TV had a Japanese singing program on with Arashi as the host so this brought back fond memories of Japan.
If I have time I'd like to go to this place again!
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Submitted Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 1:16pm [Dine in]
I believe this place open in March 2013.
The food here is just like what you would get from a Japanese mother or grandmother (this is a good thing!). I ordered the katsu-teishoku (pork cutlet) and I was pleasantly surprised to get two pieces! The miso soup has cabbage in it. One of the side dishes was not made for Canadians that's for sure... very gooey/sticky with boiled squid. There were a few pickled radishes and another dish of boiled devil's tongue and burdock. Also... a bowl of rice was included. Believe me, I was full after eating this. The cost was a bit over $12... plus 15% tip.
I'm glad that this place doesn't try to "Canadianize" their food for sensitive people.
I'll probably go back to this place. The owner seems like a pretty nice guy and there are a couple of older women in the kitchen.
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Submitted Friday, April 5, 2013 - 3:35pm [Dine in]
I'm not sure what the big deal about this place. I lived in Japan for 9 years and ate ramen often enough. I doubt if this place would be popular in Japan... I had the miso ramen. The Chashu (meat) looked like it was cut by a blind person. The amount of noodles was acceptable and the soup is oily enough. Not that much vegetables... there's really nothing special about this place that would make me want to go back again... and what the hell is that "Louisiana" type hot sauce doing the counter? Just another average tasting ramen shop.
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