Submitted Friday, August 28, 2009 - 2:04pm [Dine in]
I have noticed some changes at G-men. The food is still very good.
some changes have had to take place due to the size of the food output and the limitations in size and staffing has had an effect on what is served when. Trying to have two types of soups and noodles is difficult, expecially with the volume that takes place. And to keep quality consistent they need to concentrate on one soup type. The lack of ingredients or dishes during the summer was tough, especially with some of the dishes that I like to order, but with the heat wave and the building not having the proper power, they were limited unfortunately. Maybe the building owner can do something about this and have it fixed.
Having been involved in the food industry it's important to ensure the best qualtiy possible, whenever possible. Foodies and forums can certainly result in a very positive comment or just the opposite depending on who writes in the forum. They can be both accurate and of course, misinformed.
Complaints about the portion sizes and so forth. Really, this is quite enough food for what you get. The most important thing that people tend to forget is that along with the upbeat service, you're getting something that is fairly authentic. The kitchen staff is run by Japanese ramen cooks. It's not one of those Chinese noodle shops disguised as a ramen shop. It's also not supposed to be a cozy dine in experience. It's basically an indoor version of a Ramen shack. Quick bowl of noodles done in a regionally specific form. (it's not Tokyo Ramen). It is wholesome.
Some movies to research this on is Tan Po Po and The Ramen Girl.
and if you like Udon. Check out the Japanese movie called Udon.
All three highly recommended and all go well with G-men.
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Submitted Monday, June 15, 2009 - 3:51pm [Dine in]
This is a Japanese run establishment which is a good thing. I haven't been here for a few months but coming back after a small hiatus, I have to say that it has lost Its place as one of the better locations for ramen. We tried the hiyashi ramen set. Mine was with the goma version which was tasty, but there was one ingredient that I could have done without. It was the shrimp on the top, which tasted like fuel, it's the only way I could describe it. It wasn't bad, just tasted bad. The rest of the dish was good. The other thing that bothered me was the gyoza.
Where's the gyoza??? It was soooo tiny. Half the size it used to be.
Like the other person who posted about consistency...... This is true. It's just not the same. This is one thing I warn to new places. Once you set the bar high. You have to keep it that way. If you don't people will notice and they will find another place. Menya, go back to basics and don't cut corners, especially on quality and consistency!!
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Submitted Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 6:20pm [Dine in]
Nobody speaks Japanese here. Yes, I have to admit that if I go to a Japanese restaurant I'll get Japaense food and Japanese waitresses etc etc. I've heard alot of complaintes about the noodles not being authentic ramen noodles, but this is not true. It is ramen noodles, just not the fresh type that everybody is so used to. These noodles are the dried variety, like spaghetti and pasta noodles.
So when you try it out, keep an open mind. Very open.
Besides the MSG which does seem prevalent in all these establishments, you may want to drink alot of water or juice or tea. This will help to overcome the sensations that MSG has on a person.
I have to admit the soups are tasty and they have an assortment of accessory foods like gyoza (ok, not great) and some other stuff that may be worth trying at least once for the effect.
I go once a year and I'm never really surprised. It does however keep me coming back (once a year) to see if anything has changed.
Love the pink .
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Submitted Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 6:11pm [Dine in]
Prince, Thanks for great food and great service!!!
Love the way it's decorated, simple, bright, effective.
Very relaxed and the coolest owner chef ever!
If you haven't had Jamaican food, before, try the stewed chicken or the Jerk chicken. The meat is tender and moist. The jerk chicken has just the perfect blend of spices and herbs that makes up his own (or Grandma's own) special recipe.
This is home cooking for the soul. Mix it up with some gingerbeer or a bottle of "Ting" and you've got sunhine for lunch or dinner.
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