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Where is the best place for ramen you have found? We have been to Hakatamon and heard of Yuzu but are there any others that are authentic?

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

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    1. Toshi's in Beaverton. It's a haul, but delish. All of the visiting Japanese from my company eat there.

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

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      1. re: BerkeleyGirl

        Personally, I just don't think Toshi's ramen is anything to write home about. Don't get me wrong, I love going to Toshi's, just not for ramen. I would recommend Yuzu, Shigezo, Biwa, or possibly Mirakutei for more authentic ramen. I've heard that Masu has a pretty good bowl but I haven't tried it myself.

        However, the authenticity is relative since Portland doesn't have dedicated ramen shops. Vancouver or San Francisco Bay Area or LA are still way better in their ramen offerings.

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

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

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

        1. re: midorimonsta

          I second Mirakutei. I wasn't impressed with the ramen at Shigezo.
          Has anyone been to Boke Bowl (pop up ramen) - if so, how does it compare to Mirakutei?

          1. re: pleen

            Boke bowl is a hype. The seafood stock is really tasty, but their noodles are curly spaghetti noodles nothing like ramen.

          2. re: midorimonsta

            agreed on Toshi's. i was there in june, asked for an egg in my shoyu ramen, because egg did not come with it, and i get a fried over easy egg! that was very bizarre.
            if i had to choose, it would be Yuzu.
            i will have to try Biwa again. it felt heavy to me, and no, i did not have tonkotsu.
            i'm just not a fan of the build-your-own-ramen concept, and being charged for every little bit except for the broth and noodles. Lucky Peach magazine had a great article on all the various regional varieties of ramen.

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

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

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

        2. I love Biwa's pork ramen. I always order extra eggs, seaweed and porkbelly with it. It's located inner east just south of Burnside and 9th. All of the food is truly amazing. If you want a just plain wonderful noodle experience, try HA VL on 82nd just south of SE Division. WOW! Homemade Vietnamese noodles, family owned and operated. Taste TREAT!

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

          1. Ramen is something Portland hasn't quite nailed down yet. I have tried all places mentioned thus far by the other users, and all differ in quality and all leave a little something to be desired.

            The two places that come the closest in my opinion to being best ramen in Portland is Masu (SW14th and Stark) and Yuzu (SW Canyon Rd in Beaverton).

            Masu has some of the best charshu meat I have ever had in ramen, in Portland or out. Their noodles are the perfect firmness and chewiness, and they serve it with a marinated egg by default. The broth, on the other hand is a bit mediocre in what would otherwise be a the best in portland.

            Yuzu has much better broth, and feels overall more "authentic." However, the meat isn't as good as Masu, and the noodles are wimpier. It's been a few months since I've been there, so my memory may be hazy.

            Hope this helps.

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

            1. Went to Samurai Blue on Mississippi last night. Intended to have sushi - hankering for escarole (yes I know ...) Listened to the specials instead and had a great bowl of ramen. I don't know from authentic but I do know from good. It was roasted duck breast with mushrooms, a spicy, flavorful broth and a perfectly cooked egg