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Best Ramen in Toronto?

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Best Ramen in Toronto?

Any recommendations on restaurants and specific dishes?
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No offense but you can see hundreds of reviews if you click into a search result like Yelp.
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MJISGOAT wrote: No offense but you can see hundreds of reviews if you click into a search result like Yelp.
Yeah I've obviously checked Yelp reviews. What's wrong with asking other RFDer's for their opinions?
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Santouka @ 91 Dundas St E. Can't go wrong with their pork jowl meat and their nice milky tonkotsu soup base.

Isshin Ramen @ 421 College St. is another good one too. Really consistent with their food and service. They offer it at Kiu Restaurant (Birchmount/Enterprise) in Markham but doesn't compare imo.

Any Kinton Ramen locations. They aren't the best but they're everywhere and is enough to satisfy my ramen craving without purposely driving to the places above.
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Kinton is way too salty for my taste buds. I have not gone to any of downtown places, mostly uptowns and I have yet to find one that is half decent.
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booblehead wrote: Kinton is way too salty for my taste buds. I have not gone to any of downtown places, mostly uptowns and I have yet to find one that is half decent.
Which spots uptown?
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sn00ch wrote: Which spots uptown?
North York and Markham. Both kinto

Another one be I tried was at mj mac/bayview. Extremely salty. I cannot remember the name of that one. (Near Ecco shoes store)
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booblehead wrote: North York and Markham. Both kinto

Another one be I tried was at mj mac/bayview. Extremely salty. I cannot remember the name of that one. (Near Ecco shoes store)
That's Touhenboku. I've never tried that location, but the locations downtown and midtown weren't bad the last time I went (more than a year ago for both, however).

Another +1 for Santouka. Although I would also put Sansotei up there. From the places I've tried, those are 1a and 1b, with Isshin not too far behind. Kinton is pretty far behind these three (and even Touhenboku) IMO.
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Sorry to butcher the spelling. But i love tonsuku ramen. Its the one with little bits of pork fat floating.

I had it at a shop just north of the yonge and empress kinton.
It wasnt bad at all there! A refreshing change from kinton all the time. But i miss swiss cheese as a condiment.

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Googled it... Its "Tonkotsu". The one I tried wasn't very salty... But very creamy and rich. :)

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Raijin Ramen
Ryus Ramen
Ryoji
Isshin
Kinton
In no particular order
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any good ramen places in Etobicoke? I moved near sherway gardens and it seems like there are no good Asian restaurants around there
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Sansotei @ Dundas east of Univeristy on the south side - I find they had the best broth compared to the above recommendations..

My favourite is the Spicy Tan Tan.. salivating just thinking about it.

179 DUNDAS STREET WEST, TORONTO, ON, M5G 1Z8
650 YONGE STREET, TORONTO, ON, M4Y 2A6
13 BYNG AVENUE, NORTH YORK, ON, M2N 5R7
3987 HIGHWAY 7 EAST, MARKHAM, ON, L3R 5M6
153 BANK STREET, OTTAWA, ON, K1P 5N7

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