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New Ramenya coming soon to Beaverton, Or

ritabwh Mar 8, 2011 05:46 PM

Tai Sho Ken.
visiting my sister in portland. driving down sw cedar hills blvd. we saw a sign for" Tai Sho Ken Ramen". It's in the old I Love Sushi building.
we stopped and found the owners working in the building. they are japanese and hope to open soon, maybe by end of this month. huge stock pots. a wok over a dedicated burner. they will offer some chinese style dishes but focus on ramen and other japanese dishes. i said i would let my internet friends know about their new venture.
:-))

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I Love Sushi
3486 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

  1. JillO Mar 28, 2011 08:27 PM

    Here's a great collection of threads of ramen info, last link has Taikoshen (and other info), Shogun Noodle info also included:

    Hakatamon:
    http://portlandfood.org/topic/1628-hakatamon/page__st__160

    Osakaya:
    http://portlandfood.org/topic/7178-osakaya/page__p__145044__hl__ramen__fromsearch__1#entry145044

    Shigezo:
    http://portlandfood.org/topic/11263-shigezo-izakaya/page__st__80

    Shogun Noodle:
    http://portlandfood.org/topic/11146-shogun-noodle/page__st__40

    Mirakutei:
    http://portlandfood.org/topic/11233-mirakutei-ramen/page__st__40

    Biwa:
    http://portlandfood.org/topic/3371-biwa/page__st__340

    Yuzu:
    http://portlandfood.org/topic/3025-yuzu/page__st__60

    Taikoshen & General ramen info:
    http://portlandfood.org/topic/2821-ra...

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    Biwa
    215 SE 9th Ave Ste 102, Portland, OR 97214

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

    5 Replies
    1. re: JillO
      ritabwh Mar 29, 2011 05:03 PM

      jillo, thanks for the links. i visit my sister and BIL in beaverton every 2-3 months. then we spend a day or two on food road trips. i'm excited to try out Taishoken. i've never tried Tsuekemen style. i hope Taishoken becomes new favorite. we rarely venture into portland, but Biwa ramen was a big disappointment for me. so far, Yuzu is my only favorite on the list. it might be time to cruise 82nd again. somehow we missed Shogun Noodle in Fubon a few years ago.

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      Biwa
      215 SE 9th Ave Ste 102, Portland, OR 97214

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

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        nkeane Mar 29, 2011 09:20 PM

        Shogun has only been open for a handful of months, which should explain why you missed it.

        I have eaten at every single place Jill-O mentions and a few others(most numerous times) and I would rank them:
        1. Shigezo
        2. Yuzu
        3. Miho
        4. Mirakutei
        5. Toshi's

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

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

        1. re: nkeane
          ritabwh Mar 30, 2011 07:57 PM

          thanks, nkeane. i guess i didn't make myself very clear...Yuzu and Biwa, and Hakatamon were the only ones that i have tried. from your list, i like Toshi's, the decor reminds me of those little shops in Japan.
          i looked up Shigezo's website, checked out comments on Yelp (no details here, on Chowhound) and it is on my list for my next visit in June, AFTER i get to Taishoken.
          seems to me everyone is trying to one-up their ramen, ala momofuku style, and missing the point. but that's just me. i'm from the Seattle area, and so far, there are maybe 3 ramenyas i like...and Samurai Ramen is not one of them. but that's just me.
          :-))

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          Biwa
          215 SE 9th Ave Ste 102, Portland, OR 97214

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

          1. re: ritabwh
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            nkeane Mar 31, 2011 08:49 AM

            yeah I hear ya. That said, I can tell you that the Chef at Shigezo isn't trying to "one-up" anything. He came from Japan to open this restaurant and is making the exact same ramen he made while working their. Noodles are fresh and made in house everyday. A lot of the other things on the menu can be a little kooky(although I suspect it's just what westerners think because they aren't used to tons of regional variation to Japanese food. From what I have read and learned, what the chef does is pretty typical of the area south of Tokyo where he is from.), but the ramen is made well.

            1. re: nkeane
              ritabwh Apr 1, 2011 08:13 PM

              ok, now, i will have to go to Shigezo first.
              :-))

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      Hanako Mar 28, 2011 04:31 PM

      I just found a Japanese noodle place in SE--Shogun Noodle.
      I tried their ramen and it was very good! It's in the shopping center on 82nd where the Chinese grocery (Fubonn? or something like that) is.

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