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Where to go for the best Ramen noodles in Calgary

Peldog May 21, 2013 08:42 PM

Specifically - Chili Goma Ramen - a buddy of mine has a friend flying in from Hawaii and this is her favourite dish - wants to impress her - any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...

  1. Office Broccoli May 22, 2013 09:19 AM

    Shikiji. I love their Chilli Goma Ramen.

    13 Replies
    1. re: Office Broccoli
      Scary Bill May 22, 2013 10:01 AM


      1. re: Office Broccoli
        Shazam May 23, 2013 10:11 AM

        Oh dear. Are they considered good? I didn't like them at all the few times I went. Noodles are too soft and thin, broth was not strong enough.

        LA Ramen places really spoiled me, I guess.

        1. re: Shazam
          Office Broccoli May 23, 2013 01:22 PM

          I haven't seen this particular dish anywhere else in Calgary.

          1. re: Office Broccoli
            Scary Bill May 23, 2013 02:24 PM

            Google can't find it anywhere else either. I mean on the planet. And every review is extremely positive, contrary to Shazam's in all respects, with some even saying the broth is too rich. All of those who claim to know Japanese ramen wrote that it is the closest thing to the real thing they've had outside of Japan.

            So, I'm puzzled. Shazam?

            1. re: Scary Bill
              Shazam May 23, 2013 03:22 PM

              It's been years since I tried them - I went when they first opened.

              So I should try them again?

              1. re: Shazam
                Scary Bill May 23, 2013 03:39 PM


                I have been going for 2.5-3 years and can't get past it on the menu. I wish I could. Did order the takoyaki once to go along with it, very entertaining and tasty.

                There are a few table additives, like a crushed pepper mixture and roasted garlic chips that you can add for more horsepower. I never have asked, but you could probably ask them to spice it up for you as well.

                1. re: Scary Bill
                  Shazam May 24, 2013 09:45 AM

                  Sounds good. I'll give them another shot.

                  1. re: Shazam
                    johnjohnson78 May 24, 2013 10:45 AM

                    You should indeed. It's easily the richest, porkiest, nuttiest soup I've ever had in Calgary. It's got a great amount of spice and I've always found the noodles to have a nice chew to them.

                    Like Bill said, I find it very hard to get past on the menu. Dang, I'm way over due for a bowl...

                  2. re: Scary Bill
                    Peldog May 24, 2013 02:23 PM

                    Not only will I tell my friend about this place, I'm going to check it out myself - thanks for the feedback...

                    1. re: Scary Bill
                      tibbles May 26, 2013 05:11 AM

                      The pictures of the chili goma look like it is very oily, is that the case?

                      1. re: tibbles
                        Scary Bill May 26, 2013 06:29 PM

                        Not at all.

            2. re: Office Broccoli
              Peldog May 24, 2013 02:20 PM

              Thanks - i'll tell my friend...

              1. re: Office Broccoli
                gardengorilla May 29, 2013 07:52 PM

                I fourth Shikiji :)

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                FoodieDS May 23, 2013 07:54 PM

                I third Shikiji :)

                1. TSAW May 31, 2013 09:13 AM

                  I saw on twitter that Carino is going to make Ramen for lunch. I am not sure when but maybe worth a try.

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