Motomachi Shokudo is a ramen house specializing in ramen noodle soup with different kinds of broth. Other dishes include kimchi, mini sushi and smaller appys.
My husband and I are big fans of Motomachi Shokudo, one of the nicest ramen shops in Vancouver. The staff are friendly and the ramen the best I've ever had, outside of Tokyo and Kyoto. It's also the cleanest ramen shop I've ever been in!!
Sure, it's a small place, but then again I've been in really inky dinky little ramen shops in Japan (that had a stand up bar, two tables, and the cooking area..that's it.)
My particular favourite on the menu is the Charcoal ramen..not only is it incredibly tasty but also good for settling the stomach. Also, the portion size I find perfect-not too big, not too small, but just right. The noodles, well, I could rave about the noodles having the perfect spring-perfectly cooked, never overdone or mushy. And the soup- flavourful, smoky miso goodness. I generally don't have room for much of the soup but this, I finished the whole thing.
The use of organic produce is also a nice touch as well.
ANd the gyoza....wow! Hand made and enormous! Oof..don't order these if you order ramen too unless you have a large enough stomach to accomodate them. They're definetly great tho!
Having just returned fom Japan last year, the interior really reminds me of Kyoto- a more relaxed but upscale feel than say Kintaro. We've been there a few times, and we're hooked!