Browsing the "Ramen" Category

Benkei Ramen: Peko Ramen and Vegan Ramen in Vancouver

Benkei Ramen in Vancouver has always been innovating their ramen to cater to those who love authentic Japanese ramen as well as those with dietary restrictions. I was invited with a friend to try their new Peko Ramen as well as [...]

March 3, 2017 Fairview, Japanese, Ramen, Three Beakers

Men no Kura: Ramen in Vancouver

Men-no Kura is another new addition to the ramen community on Robson Street in Downtown Vancouver. There are several ramen shops in close proximity, so competition is high. I came here at night with a few friends to have 2nd [...]

January 11, 2017 Japanese, Ramen, Robson Street/West End, Three Beakers

Natsumi Ramen: Ramen on Commercial Drive

Natsumi Ramen on Commercial Drive is one of the newer ramen shops to pop up in Vancouver. There aren’t any ramen shops in the area, so I was surprised this was here. I was walking along Commercial Drive with a [...]

November 16, 2016 Commercial Drive / Grandview, Japanese, Ramen, Three Beakers

Koyuki Sapporo Ramen: New Ramen Shop near Robson

Koyuki Sapporo Ramen is the newest ramen joint to appear near Robson Street. With so many other ramen shops in the area, I was curious how it would compare. I came here with Dee from Gastrofork to see if it [...]

July 29, 2016 Japanese, Kid Friendly, lunch, Noodles, Ramen, Robson Street/West End, Two Beakers

Ramen Koika: Ramen on Davie Street

Ramen Koika is located on Davie Street opened by Caleb Lee. He traveled to Japan to learn how to make ramen in Chiba, Tokyo and Osaka. Did you know he also was a banker before getting into the restaurant industry? [...]

June 28, 2016 Japanese, Noodles, Ramen, Robson Street/West End, snack

Ramen Gojiro: Gatsuri-Style Ramen in Vancouver

Ramen Gojiro is a new ramen shop in Downtown Vancouver and it is part of the Menya Kouji group that also owns Ramen Butcher and Taishoken. They specialize in jiro-style/gatsuri-style ramen that has lots of noodles and toppings. They are trying [...]

March 20, 2016 Downtown, Japanese, Kid Friendly, lunch, Noodles, Ramen, Three Beakers

Ramen Danbo: Fukuoka Style Tonkotsu Ramen on Robson

Ramen Danbo has their 2nd location on Robson Street. With Robson Street already having a huge cluster of ramen shops, you would think its hard adding another into the mix. On a Sunday night, this place was packed for dinner. [...]

February 5, 2016 Japanese, Ramen, Robson Street/West End, Three Beakers

Ramen Butcher: Tsukemen

Another lunch visit to Ramen Butcher means trying something new on the menu with my coworkers. The space is nice and its never too crowded during lunch as most people head to Phnom Penh. This area has definitely changed a [...]

January 6, 2016 Chinatown, Ramen, Two Beakers

Harvest Community Foods: Ramen and Grocery Store

Established in 2012, Harvest Community Foods is a community-driven retail space. As voted on by Chinatown-Strathcona residents, the grocery provides local, seasonal food products. The business also offers Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, further fostering accessibility to B.C. produce. Chef and owner, Andrea [...]

November 15, 2015 Kid Friendly, lunch, Noodles, Ramen, Strathcona, Three Beakers

The Ramenman: New Ramen Shop in Vancouver

The Ramenman is the newest Japanese ramen joint to open up on the West End of Downtown Vancouver. After seeing Sean’s beautiful pictures on instagram of The Ramenman, I had to check it out. Surprisingly, when I came here to [...]

October 27, 2015 Four Beakers, Japanese, Ramen, Robson Street/West End

Torafuku: Modern-Asian Restaurant on Main Street

Torafuku is located on Main Street right outside Chinatown in Vancouver. The restaurant is opened by Le Tigre food truck owners Clement Chan and Steve Kuan. The 48-seat modern-Asian restaurant delivers bold interpretations on flavours traditionally found in Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean, [...]

August 17, 2015 Ramen, Strathcona, Three Beakers

Ramen Danbo: Ramen in Kitsilano

Ramen Danbo is the newest ramen shop to open up in Vancouver. They are known for their Fukuoka-Style Tonkotsu ramen. Ramen Danbo is a chain restaurant from Japan and the first location in North America. What makes them unique is [...]

July 19, 2015 Japanese, Kitsilano, Ramen, Three Beakers

The Ramen Butcher: New Ramen Restaurant in Chinatown

The Ramen Butcher hasn’t even officially opened yet, but there is a line up. They have a soft opening from February 1st till February 4th with $5 ramen. They open at 11am and close when they run out of noodles [...]

February 2, 2015 Chinatown, Japanese, Ramen, Three Beakers

Gyoza Bar + Ramen: Lunch Time Combos

Gyoza Bar + Ramen is the third restaurant created by the Aburi Restaurant, which also own upscale restaurants Miku and Minami. Seeing they have 2 killer restaurants, I really wanted to see how Gyoza Bar + Ramen could compare with [...]

September 29, 2014 Downtown, Japanese, Ramen, Two Beakers

#DiningAsian2014: Benkei Ramen

From August 1 to 31, when you order featured Dining Asian dishes at participating restaurants, proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. This is their second year hosting this campaign and the participating restaurants are: Benkei Noodle Shop [...]

August 26, 2014 Fairview, Japanese, Kid Friendly, lunch, Noodles, Ramen, Three Beakers

Taishoken Ramen: Newest Ramen Shop in Vancouver

Taishoken Ramen is the newest ramen join in Vancouver. It is located right across from Tinsel Town. During their soft opening, they were offering ramen up for $5. Sadly, I don’t like lines so I never ended up trying it [...]

July 13, 2014 Gastown, lunch, Noodles, Ramen, Three Beakers

Sansotei: Japanese Ramen in Toronto

The Globe and Mail rated Sansotei Ramen one of the top 5 spots for ramen in Toronto. As a Vancouverite, we have some top notch ramen places and it’s pretty hard to beat. Of the top 5 list, I skipped Hokkaido [...]

May 19, 2014 Downtown/University of Toronto, Japanese, Ramen, Three Beakers

Kinton Ramen: Ramen in Korea Town

Located in Toronto’s Korea Town (near Christie Station), Kinton Ramen is easy to spot. There are two floors at this location — ground floor is for dining and the above floor is an Izakaya (Japanese pub/bar). The place was quite [...]

May 9, 2014 Japanese, Korea Town, Noodles, Ramen, Three Beakers