Submitted Friday, February 26, 2010 - 12:19pm [Dine in]
My title pretty much sums up G-Men.. I visited G-Men after hearing about a new ramen shop in Richmond. For ramen, they offered 4 choices: shio/shoyu in a chicken stock soup, and 2 soupless ones. I had the shio ramen with the chicken stock soup and quite frankly, for the price of $8.50 I didn't expect so little in terms of quality/quantity. If I remember correctly, the ramen had a grand total of 3 pieces of fatty pork. The pork tasted pretty good, but they were sliced really thin and were VERY fat. The noodles they served were the thinner type so if you enjoy the thicker "standard" noodles, you might be disappointed. The soup itself was quite flavourful but not in a good way.. first, I suspect there was extra MSG added to the soup because it was tasty but it made me very thirsty (these are tell tale signs for me because I'm quite tolerant of salty food/food with MSG so when I have food that makes even me thirsty, then they definitely have taste enhancers added to it). Second, the soup was also very oily and there was literally a layer of oil just resting on the ramen/soup. I'm not familiar with the making of ramen so I can't tell you if the oil's a part of the soup or added in by the chef but there was definitely way too much.
Good things.. they're open everyday (on Tuesdays too). The decoration and ambiance is quite unique, they have a lot of old, retro Japanese things around the shop including the music they play.
All in all, given the lack of menu choices and the mediocre quality and quantity of the food, I probably wouldn't eat here again.
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Submitted Wednesday, March 7, 2007 - 11:43pm [Dine in]
When I come here, I rarely order cooked food, the only exceptions being robata and maybe one or two appetizers. I come here mostly for their fish which is always fresh because they are fresh! Besides the usual sashimi like salmon, tuna, hamachi, and the like, they have specials flown in from Japan daily. The specials are not listed in the menu because they're constantly changed so you must ask one of the servers. If you're not sure what to order, the boss can definitely help you out by giving suggestions. Service throughout the meal is always good and the servers are very attentive. The decors look nice and the restaurant is clean of course.
Fresh food, great service, nice ambiance are the reasons why Tsukiji is always full, even on Mondays.
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Submitted Monday, November 13, 2006 - 12:53am [Dine in]
I've visited this restaurant several times and at times they can be very busy and the service/food suffers. Even when the restaurant's not busy though, servers fail to pay attention to customers needs, I had to ask them to refill my tea everytime. The wait for food seemed long. Seating is terrible by the way, the bench and table are placed way too close to each other. Food was fresh and well done, the assorted sashimi (raw fish) we had was good, the imitation wasabi used was fresh and strong.
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