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Dec 6, 2007 05:17 AM

Attention Toronto Ramen Seekers

Good news! There's a new Ramen place in Koreatown. It's called iNoodle @ 623 Bloor St (a block or two west of Bathurst).

We were trying to decided where to eat last night en route to Bloor Cinema, and fortunatlely my husband remembered this place that caught my eye a few times before it opened. Such a good choice!

Now - I've only had the ramen from Double Happiness once before they closed, and once from Konichiwa on Baldwin, so I'm no ramen expert, but to me, this was far better than either of those.

The menu lists 8 varieties of ramen, Yaki Soba, Tonkatsu Don, Unagi Don (which I plan to try next time around), Galbi, Gyoja (gyoza?), yakitori and a few other things.

We got 2 combos - one with Shio Ramen and Tonkatsu, and the other with Shoyu Ramen and Gyoja ($9.50/$8.75). Goodness gracious was that fried pork fantastic. So were the gyoja - delicate wrapping, flavourful filling. And the ramen? Yum. I think I prefered the Shoyu broth to the Shio, but the differences are subtle. Both came medium spiced (which was spicy by our statnadards and we like out heat) chock full of firm, silky, slurp-worthy noodley goodness.

Pleasant atmosphere, seems to be run by a Japanese family. A window into the kitchen adds to the experience.

I'm excited to go back.

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  1. good to know!
    another great place to eat on a cold winter night. =D

    1. is this the new place on the north side of bloor - the sign says "organic noodles"?

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      1. re: berbere

        I haven't noticed the place on the norh side of Bloor! This one is on the south side of Bloor. Looks like I have somewhere else to scope out...

        1. re: Delish

          the place I was talking about is just about a block or two east of christie on the north side of bloor - i drove by a few weeks ago and noticed the sign - the korean sign doesnt exactly translate into "organic" ...can't recall now but i got the impression it was a jjajangmyun place (noodles in black bean sauce). please report back if you go (and i will do the same of course) ;-)

      2. Thanks, this saves me the trip to Yonge & Steeles!

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        1. re: Pincus

          i'll hopefully make it out there during the holidays, but word from the street so far from a hound who did a ramen tour way back when is that it's actually better than kenzo. i'm reserving thoughts until i get my hands on some tonkotsu!

          1. re: Pincus

            How is the one at Yonge and Steeles?? I'm by it all the time but haven't gone in. There's too many other places to try in that area!

            1. re: hotsauce28

              I liked it, but I'm also not a ramen expert. Service was friendly.

          2. I've always wanted to try one of the Korean restaurants along Bloor. I'm going to try this place next!

            1. I pray that it really is that good. Kenzo is the closest ramen seekers have to authentic ramen, but if this is better, I'm all for it.

              I'm definitely going to try this place out! Thanks for the tip.

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              1. re: lsk

                I agree with Delish that the ramen at INoodle (south side of bloor, a couple blocks west of bathurst) is very very good. I've had both the shio ramen and the shoyu ramen, as well as the tonkatsu (on the side, not as part of the ramen). This is our new favourite spot.

                1. re: EarlyDrive

                  I agree that inoodle is great. We tried it for the first time on the weekend and it was perfect for a cold day. I had misa ramen with tonkatsu - it was way too much food but very good.