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Good Ramen shop in Princeton area?

greg.simon Feb 1, 2010 10:17 AM

Does anybody know of a good japanese ramen shop in NJ? I'm willing to visit any excellent ones, though the closer to Princeton the better.

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    johnlockedema RE: greg.simon Feb 1, 2010 10:34 AM

    Inspired by the NYT's Travel section article yesterday? If not, give it a read.

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      yCf RE: greg.simon Feb 1, 2010 11:18 AM

      not that i know of. the only one i know about in NJ is in Mitsuwa food court up in Edgewater.

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        joonjoon RE: yCf Feb 1, 2010 05:01 PM

        If you make it up to Mitsuwa...you gotta try their shio (salt) ramen with the special pork. So so so so so good.

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        esjro RE: greg.simon May 8, 2010 06:29 PM

        Edo in New Brunswick is now advertising themselves as a sushi and ramen place. There is also Rai Rai Ramen #3 in North Brunswick, which I have been wanting to try but it is an hour+ drive for me. Has anyone been to either?

        Edo Japanese Restaurant
        68 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

        Rai Rai Ramen #3
        1980 New Jersey 27, North Brunswick Township, NJ 08873

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          enzen RE: esjro May 19, 2010 11:38 AM

          Rai rai is a great little ramen spot! Upon walking in it looks like a run of the mill chinese take out place as they also serve sushi/chinese but it is a RAMEN house. An hour is a long drive but...

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            esjro RE: enzen May 25, 2010 03:52 PM

            My husband and I tried Rai Rai. It is a hole in the wall, but not expensive and the server was very patient in answering my questions about the menu. I recommend getting one of the mini ramen sets with fried rice - their pork fried rice was absolutely delicious! Oh, and the ramen was good too. But I love fried rice!

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              ruf RE: esjro Jun 5, 2010 11:30 AM

              my husband & i tried rai rai ramen today. it's in a strip mall w 2 small indian restaurants. i was seriously desiring ramen. it's an authentic chinese place w specials written in chinese on the walls. hus was happy with his chicken chow fun and i with my bowl of ramen noodle soup w ''melt in yr mouth' oxtail. friendly service. byob. next time will try the wonton ramen.

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              wench31 RE: enzen Jun 6, 2010 05:46 PM

              What is the address of this place?

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                ruf RE: wench31 Jun 7, 2010 07:50 PM

                1980 route 27 in North Brunswick

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                  ieee488 RE: ruf Jun 9, 2010 06:07 PM

                  wow, that place has changed hands at least 3 times
                  I first came to know it as Taiwan Wok or something like that

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            jlhylee RE: greg.simon Feb 16, 2011 12:36 PM

            Yes! Just discovered honshu in the nassau shopping strip (mercer mall). hard to see it's behind houlihan's etc... It's japanese and korean and they have ramen.... VERY GOOD!

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              marisar RE: greg.simon Oct 25, 2013 09:14 AM

              does anyone know if rai rai is still good?

              are there any new ramen spots in the mercer county area?

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