Ramen Sanpachi serves up authentic Japanese ramen. This is the second Canadian location of the Hokkaido based ramen chain.
Went here during the week and a bit early at 6pm and the place had about 6 tables occupied. Lots of specials going on including some on the ramens, sushi and other dishes. Ordered a ramen and it was very good with nice chewy noodles and good broth. Sushi items were done well and tried the salmon and tuna sushi as well a rainbow roll. Used wild salmon and tuna tasted like toro. Kitchen items tried were the agadeshi tofu - excellent, beef tataki - excellent, gomae - a bit on the bland side, gyoza - average. With a few more items on the menu and the rotating specials, will try again. A separate beverage menu was provided but did not try anything but some items looked very good. Price overall was about $20/person which was a good value. Service was excellent and prompt. Place is long and narrow and nicely decorated.
I visited this restaurant twice. During the first time, they did not have ramen yet (we went when they had just opened) and so we tried their tapas menu. The sushi is good and the sashimi is AMAZING. It was very fresh and the portions were generous.
We went for ramen during the second visit. This was during their 50% off promotion. I was incredibly disappointed - the ramen had a bleached flavour, and the broth was thin. Also, they did not have the grated garlic that is offered at most other ramen restaurants. It was a big disappointment.
The service was good the first time we went, but during the second time it was inattentive.
The prices are in accordance with other restaurants in the area.
They seem to have put a lot of effort into the ambiance. It's a nice place!
I would recommend only going for the tapas during dinner time. Skip the ramen - go to Benkei Ramen instead across the street.
I came to Ramen Sanpachi a year or so ago but never wrote a review. I made a repeat visit recently and overall, enjoyed my experience. First of all, the service was very friendly and efficient. We both ordered miso ramen and had a side of gyoza. The ramen was quite good; broth was rich and flavourful and noodles were cooked perfectly with a bit of bite to them. I had a good experience and would definitely return to Ramen Sanpachi if I am on the West Side craving some Japanese noodles.
We visited this place for my very first ramen experience. Can't believe I've never enjoyed ramen before. He bowls are HUGE, the noodles have great texture and the broth has this creaminess to it. Deeeelicious! The noodles are served super hot with these yummy, thin slices of pork and thinly sliced onions. Perfect for a cold, rainy night.
We also ordered some seaweed salad (too salty), takoyaki (I've had better), and boneless chicken karage (really good with a cold beer!).
The service is good. Looks like there was only one server on so it was a little slow. She was sweet though.
Been here a couple times for dinner but today was lunch.
As expected the place was dead it being a holiday but service didn't suffer like some places when things are slow.
Anyway I just had the vegetarian Ramen and it was delicious-not cheap but tasty and colourful an outstanding lunch in a hood with all kinds of options.
This place is a keeper!
The Sanpachi just opened their sis location in Kits area (3132 W.Broadway). We went there for the 1/2 price ramen (good till end of march and lunch only) several times. The ramens are good but there are just too many competitions out there in the area and they will have a tough going when the price is back to regular.
We tried dinner last Sat and the traffic was light because no one know they exist and they are still a "rookie" in the area. The servers were friendly and polite but most of them are very inexperienced. you need to ask for chopsticks, napkins, soya etc. or else the table is totally bare even when the food arrives. The restarurant tried to introduce the "tapa" type menu to attract the drinking crowd but the choices are very limited. There are few appees, no sushi dish and the rolls are very limited. The sashimi price was reasonable at $6.00 a pop but they used all frozen salmon and tuna. I guess something has to give in order to make a living. I am not sure this practice will come back to haunt them eventually. Their fresh oysters was a hit at $14.95 for a dozen. It was fresh and tasty and our table all agreed it was the best value you can find anywhere.
The drinks menu are average but they are pretty tight on the hot sake, a bottle of large order and they only filled in 3/4 full. The ambiance are proper to reflect upon and to attract the local crowd. Hopefully they have their kinks iron out soon and I recommend you may give this place a try.
We decided to try this restaurant on a whim because the place we wanted to try was packed and this was close by. We tried butter & corn ramen, shiyo (I think that's what it was) ramen and tried a mini curry. The bowls of ramen were average in taste but there was a lot of noodle and toppings. The mini curry had a little bit of spice to it but very tasty, our favourite dish in fact. We wouldn't go out of our way to eat at the restaurant but if we were in the neighborhood, it's a solid choice.
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