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turtlchow Jan 20, 2011 05:50 PM

Pray tell, hounders!

Where are the delicious Japanese noodles of the greater Portland region?
Craving soba, udon, and/or ramen. Willing to travel to Beaverton, Vancouver, or wherever I need to.

Are there ANY Japanese restaurants with authentic and delicious Japanese soup noodles? Please say that there are, and please do not say BIWA. I was very disappointed by what I ate there. Broth was flavorless and noodles were soggy. Never Again!

  1. ritabwh Jan 24, 2011 06:25 PM

    if you didn't care for Biwa...let's talk! i agree with nkeane on Yuzu and Toshi's. I can take or leave Hakatamon, and i don't like their noodles, and don't see what the big deal is with their tonkotsu ramen. i don't like having to pay for egg, meat, etc. etc. Syun Izakaya has good tempura soba.
    if anyone here knows of a place that serves nabeyaki udon in a real ceramic nabe, instead of the metal pots, please let me know!

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    Toshi Restaurant
    745 SW 185th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006

    Yuzu
    4130 SW 117th Ave Ste H, Beaverton, OR 97005

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    1. re: ritabwh
      pleen Jan 31, 2011 08:45 PM

      Rumor has it that a new "Sapporo style" ramen place is scheduled to open on 524 E.Burnside soon - Mirakutei Ramen - anyone have any more info on this?

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        nkeane Jan 31, 2011 09:51 PM

        Hiro of HIroshi Sushi is behind it. If it is as good as his sushi, it will be the best ramen in PDX. Highly anticipated. Btw, I think they are shooting for a week or so on the opening. Expect long long waits to get in. It is 20 seats.

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      nkeane Jan 20, 2011 06:49 PM

      Yuzu in Beaverton, Shigezo downtown, Toshi's in Beaverton/Aloha, Hakatamon in Beaverton.....that's all that comes to mind at the moment.

      fwiw, Shigezo and Toshi's are the best, complete bowls. Yuzu has really good broth but the noodles lack, and Hakatamon is exactly backwards of that.

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      Toshi Restaurant
      745 SW 185th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006

      Yuzu
      4130 SW 117th Ave Ste H, Beaverton, OR 97005

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