693 W Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-2158


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Advice: Counter service.

Specializing in traditional Japanese street food, the interior décor of the restaurant makes you imagine that you are in a Japanese train station. Here they offer build your own noodle bowls where you choose the type of noodle, protein, toppings and more for a set price which is a great idea for those that can’t decide between ramen, soba and udon.

I have been in for a couple of visits, I had the Build Your Own Bowl when I was in for dinner on my own and that day I was craving curry so I had the Curry Chicken Udon to start off I chose the sweet curry sauce as the base, and added the udon noodles, chicken, inari, broccoli, vegetable medley and then added most of the garnishes that included green onion, crispy tempura, pickled ginger, nori, and garlic chips.

I also had an order of their Oden, I had an assorted selection of this Japanese street food, you can choose which ones you want to get or you can make it a combo with your noodle bowl.

For my next visit, Lawrence joined me and we had a couple of their refreshing drinks to start my favourite was the Fuji Melody and we also had the Okinawa Woo.

he wanted to get one of their set bowls and I wanted the Build your own bowl option again. I had a Ramen bowl with their Yuzu shio broth, chicken yakitori, a selection of vegetables and toppings. that included green onion, crispy tempura, pickled ginger, nori, and garlic chips; while Lawrence had their Curry Beef Noodle Bowl which he loved.

We shared an assorted selection of Oden, which were all fish cakes in different forms. We also had a side of their delicious Takoyaki.

They have a limited selection of desserts available as well, we had the yummy Tayoki filled with green tea ice cream to share.

This is a great eatery to visit when in the area for eating in or take out as it’s quick and delicious.

Review by: Richard Wolak