Monday, 20 June 2011

Restaurant Review: Ramen Ya

Location: Shop 25G Melbourne GPO 350 Bourke St, Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9654 5838 
Cuisine: Japanese
Overall Impression: 5/10
There are good friends. And then there are good friends. Well, V is a good friend. She's always had my back and shared in all my highs and lows. As her birthday fell on a working day, we decided to grab a quick lunch together before her party (of sorts) over the weekend. We had planned on having lunch at Kenzan GPO but as usual it was packed filled with patrons and we did not feel like getting take-away so we settled on the Japanese restaurant next door, Ramen Ya.  
I had bought her a present and a nice card to go along with it but stupidly left it at home and in a brief moment of panic, decided to make her, what turned out to be the ugliest card at work so she would forgive me…
We were both very happy with the ramen with had. Nothing  special but it was not bad and for about $10.00 it was fair. There is something so different about ramen in Tokyo though. I went to one right next to the Tokyo Dome Stadium and it was delicious. The soup was itself was thick and tasty and tasted "real". SO thick that every strand of ramen was coated with the beautifully flavoured soup. Every mouthful was heaven.The ramen at Ramen Ya does not hold a candle to the ramen stores in Japan but it still does the job. All in all, it was an enjoyable meal - nice ramen, prompt service and great company.

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