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Jan 29, 2013 05:11 AM

Ramen Misoya Montreal

Finally a real and good Japanese ramen place. This international chain opened its Montreal location on December 26 2012. They have the Kome and Shiro Miso ramen selections from the NYC menu ( Prices are similar and the Kome Cha-Shu bowl is hearty. I still prefer Imadake's Chicken Kara-Age and I have not tried their Gyoza (next week).

No more cold Cha-Shu pieces in the soup as it was the case with Ichiban. No bland broth like Hakata Ramen on Stanley. We are still missing tonkotsu ramen though.

Not to be confused with the Korean/Japanese restaurant Misoya in Lasalle.

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  1. Where is this place located and what are their hours?

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    1. re: SnackHappy

      According to google, it should be located at 2065 Bishop, although i'll let the OP confirm as there doesn't seem to have an official website

        1. re: Glaff

          it is in kiss grill's old location across from the Hall building and beneath Burritoville.

      1. re: SnackHappy

        It's to the north of Burritoville, towards Sherbrooke, before the old Les Chenets location. The exact address is 2065A Bishop St. It's the restaurant in the half-basement. On top of it is a new all you can eat Korean BBQ that I haven't tried yet. I will be back to Misoya next Monday at 7pm, come and compare notes!

        1. re: marblebag

          the Korean place is not new. It's been there for 2 years. It is very good.

          1. re: catroast

            What's that place called and what are the prices like? Been meaning to check it out.

            1. re: Shattered

              i don't know what it's called but it is similarly priced to other all you can eat korean places ~20 per person. It's well worth it. The new place on St Catherine by the Faubourg is also pretty good

              1. re: catroast

                Seoul Chako on Ste-Catherine and St-Mathieu is very good, I've been there 3x in the last 3 months. The one on Bishop has slightly lower prices for dinner but look to offer the same kind of food.

                1. re: jay_81k

                  really what didn't you like? the meats were well seasoned and fresh. the sushi was also surprisingly good. it's kind of hard to go wrong with korean bbq unless the meat is slimy or something - which wasn't the case last friday.

                  1. re: catroast

                    I went this summer so maybe things have changed but they were not well seasoned at all I found, and did not taste like korean at all to me. The sushi was actually better than everything else which is weird considering its a korean bbq restaurant. I had to force myself to finish so they wouldnt charge me extra for leaving things behind. Maybe ill give it another try someday..

                  2. re: jay_81k

                    Their sushi is suprisingly good, much better than Odaki lol. My favorite meats are beef, ribs, shrimp and special beef served in the weekends (with Montreal steak spice on top!).

          2. re: SnackHappy

            Open every night until 10 pm, except Sundays when they're closed.

          3. Checked it out today for lunch. Had the Kimchi Kome Cha-Shu bowl along with the Gyoza. Loved both dishes. Service was quick, noise level very acceptable, place was busy too. Total bill was $20, all in. Will definitely be going back to check out more of the items.

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            1. re: JohnnyGe

              $20 for one lunch . Thats a pretty high end lunch.

              1. re: JohnnyGe

                That's gotta be for two? (2 soups, shared gyoza)

                Edit: Looked at menu:

                I stand corrected. Those are some pretty pricey soups (up to $15 on the next page). Heck, that's pretty pricey anything Asian, or anything lunch.

                1. re: Shattered

                  Went yesterday with my girlfriend, we both got the basic ramen (12$) came with one piece of cha-su in the kome miso broth. First impression I thought that it was the best ramen Ive had in the city. The cha-su was really nice, the noodles were good and had bite to them. My girlfriend found it to be salty overall. When the bill came though I realized how not worth it was(32$ with tax and tip no drink)I would not return just based on horrible value. Oh and no lunch specials on top of it. This place will not do well with those prices in an area full of students. It was completely empty when we were there at 1:45pm. They need to make some price adjustments fast or I dont see them surviving much longer.

                  1. re: jay_81k

                    Pretty much, not when you can have 2 huge bowls of pho with complimentary tea for $20 and that includes a generous $4 tip.

                    1. re: Shattered

                      exactly! I was going to say the same thing but thought someone would bitch at me since they are two different soups. But IMO a good pho beats a good ramen any day.

                      1. re: jay_81k

                        there are also a number of other faily good ramen noodle places in the area.

                        there is only one good pho restaurant though

                  2. re: Shattered

                    "pricey for anything Asian?"

                    Love how people on this board just lump all Asian cuisine together... and assume it should all be dirt cheap.

                    Guys you'll be paying more for ANYTHING even resembling authentic Japanese.. food, toys, clothing... paper... anything.

                    and furthermore PHO is not RAMEN. don't know about you guys but when I'm craving ramen.. pho is just not gonna cut it. and the opposite is true as well.

                    two completely different soups from two completely different cultures with two completely different socioeconomicpolitical situations. I just don't see how the two can be discussed like they are somehow interchangeable.

                      1. re: j_do

                        Sorry I offended you, and you're right, alot of Japanese is an obvious exception on price-wise.

                        Fyi, I sometimes think to myself: 'Schwartz or Romados? I wanna spend under $10, so Romados it is.' Completely different food, completely different cultures, yet interchangeable in my eyes as far as being comfort food that fills my belly.

                  3. We went last week, and we were quite happy with our experience. I havent had ramen a lot (only another time at Imadake) so I cant compare to what it should be tasting, but I found it quite tasty and better than what we had at Imadake. We made the mistake of ordering gyozas and chicken karaage, which were both delicious but a mistake in term of quantity of food! 2 soups + 2 appetizers = 2 painfully stuffed campers. In terms of price I agree with other posters that it was a bit more expensive than I would have expected, but considering that just the bowl of soup would have been enough to make us content and the quality of the food, I wasnt to put off. All in all would go back there.

                    1. They have a $9.95 lunch special now.

                      1. I went and it is the real real real thing. The Gyoza is totally homemade. I never think that real ramen come to this city because Montreal has great food but not many Japanese people. Lucky!!!! The first real Ramen shop lets hope it starts a trend. Ramen is a happening thing. I tried everyone in the city and none are good. Ramen has 2 types. One miso and the other shoyu (soya) this one Miso base. This is direct from Japan. Fantastic! No beer! Too bad.