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Sep 26, 2007 11:14 AM

Ramen Noodles in Philly?

Any restaurants in Philadelphia that serve delicious ramen noodles???

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    1. re: dagordon

      I ended up doing a search on here and found that Morimoto has this, but was looking for more casual places. Oh well, I guess I'll hit the ramen spots in NYC next time I'm there.

      1. re: Lotus7

        I'm guessing you're looking for "traditional" Japanese street food rather than the instant kind. :)

        1. re: Lotus7

          While Morimoto isn't super-casual, the ramen is really good and reasonably priced. If I worked near there, I would happily stop in for lunch for a bowl of ramen.

      2. Yes, Ramen noodles are now available at Sampan (Michael Schulson's new place in Philly). My dad is a ramen lover from wayyyyyy back; he even served (in the Navy) in Japan for 2 years back in the 50s. He ordered the ramen noodles for lunch (along with some hot sake), and he could not have been happier. No doubt we will be going back there next time he visits... though we may take him to Momofuku Noodle Bar in NYC, too.

        Btw, I had the shrimp pad thai, and it was also good.

        1. Morimoto's ramen is pretty delicious.
          At lunch they have some other noodle bowls as well that are reasonably priced.... The Duck Curry Udon... mmmmm
          Pretty casual at lunch

          1. what do people think of this mini-chain?

            most references i've found seem to refer to the bento boxes, sushi and korean dishes.

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            1. re: pinstripeprincess

              Not all of the locations serve ramen, unfortunately. I had it at the West Philly location and it was ok, nothing too great, which pretty much sums up the whole place.

            2. I enjoy the hand-drawn noodles at Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House on Race Street. They are inexpensive, delicious, and the workers make the noodles right in the back of the eatery.

              I hope that's helpful!

              -Elaine from

              Noodle House
              2313 US Highway 1 Ste 4, North Brunswick, NJ 08902

              Race Street Cafe
              2 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825