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Jun 26, 2012 03:09 PM

Looking for REAL Japanese Ramen

NYC transplant since 08 and STILL have not found a a place that serves REAL Japanese Ramen. HELP! Would prefer to stay within the inner-loop but at this point beggars can't be choosers so I'm willing to travel beyond. Suggestions please.

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  1. I haven't heard of any and I've been watching the blogs for one to pop up. No help I know. But I'll be watching this one too in case anyone proves me wrong!

    1. can't recall the name,, lower westheimer, alabama, richmond.on the midtown side of Montrose.. Sorry, can't be of more help.. u may be able to find with a search by area on b4ueat..

      1. its Nabi at 1517 Westheimer.. ck it out and come back and tell your story..

        1. Soma on Washington.

          Kata Robata on Richmond/Kirby.
          And Nabi.

          1. I'll give Nabi a try, thanks. I've been to Soma, Jenni's, Kata, Nippon, Zake, azuma and a few other places who's name escapes me. Not all served Ramen and those who did served up a very generic bland ramen, some of them served with an egg?? I think they are getting their dishes mixed up, I've seen the raw egg in dishes like a katsu but not ramen.

            I'm looking for Hakata Ramen thin noodles, in a rich pork broth, thin pork slices, with ginger, black mushrooms and scallions, simple and YUMMY.

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            1. re: CCKasper

              Have you tried Sushi Jin on Dairy Ashford and Memorial? They have ramen on the menu that tastes pretty good to me. My husband who has traveled to Japan many times says it is decent, but not exactly perfect. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

              1. re: CCKasper

                Egg in ramen in Japan is common.