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. I’ve been to their West 4th location and loved it.
What makes them unique is that you can customize the ramen you order by selecting:
- amount of spicy tare sauce
- firmness of noodles
- amount of lard
- thickness of broth
At first I was overwhelmed by the amount of choices.
They have taken over the VanVan Izakaya and made slight modifications to the interior. Mostly removed the chalkboard walls and put the white textured pattern on the walls which is much nicer.
After waiting about 15 minutes, we got a seat at the bar.
Classic Tonkotsu Ramen with egg has their signature Tonkotsu Pork Broth and is essential to those who are new to Ramen Danbo. Don’t forget to order it with their egg!
It makes the whole bowl like a smiley face…a delicious smiley face.
Classic Tonkotsu Ramen ‘Shio’ is slightly different with their simple Tonkotsu soup broth and special Shio ramen-dare soup base. Can’t go wrong with this either.
Blazing Hot Rekka Ramen is 5x the spiciness of their classic ramen. It uses their Ichimi Togarashi red pepper imported from Japan to ignite your palete. You can select from 5, 10, 15, or 20 times the standard spiciness. I went and got the 15x amount of spiciness. It is awesome for people who love spicy. Good flavours.
Pan-fried Yaki Gyoza is a pork and scallion dumpling. Crispy on one side. These were ok.
Overall, I love their rich broth and the ability to customize a lot aspect of the dish.
We Rate Ramen Danbo:
1333 Robson Street, Vancouver