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Benkei Ramen

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Downtown
Japanese, Noodle, Asian
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1741 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-688-6980
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Solid Ramen Joint

I'm a big ramen fan. Benkei is a worthwhile noodle shop. The inside is like most ramen/noodle restaurants: small-ish, wood tables and seats/benches, and a little noisy due to the size (don't plan on relaxed conversation here). The shoyu ramen was white and milky, the way it should be. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Ellensburg, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I'm a big ramen fan. Benkei is a worthwhile noodle shop. The inside is like most ramen/noodle restaurants: small-ish, wood tables and seats/benches, and a little noisy due to the size (don't plan on relaxed conversation here). The shoyu ramen was white and milky, the way it should be. The broth was unctuous and left that light fatty residue on... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had been wanting to try a ramen place and figured that Vancouver was the best place in Canada to do so. The place is nothing to rave about but the service was incredible, they apologized for the 3 minute wait before ordering and getting our food. The noodles were everything we were hoping they would be and it was... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

loving the gravy from the ramen, nice customer service, good value and strategic location next to london drugs.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Restaurant has shut down and Japanese Spaghetti is now there. Restaurant has shut down and Japanese Spaghetti is now there.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Benkei is a great place for a budget meal. Located on Robson Street just east of the corner of Denman, the small shop serves up hearty bowls of ramen at a decent price. They also offer 3 different types of gyoza. I had the shrimp gyoza. It was perfectly done. I had miso ramen with char siu. The broth was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Large bowls of delicious ramen and other noodles. Gyoza equally good, as was the service. Great value for dinner in Vancouver. We visited the location in the West End on Robson.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

My family and I, have been to Benkei well over 50 times. We have even won a competition here. We come back to Vancouver every summer and are never disappointed for this amazing ramen. The Shio Ramen is excellent, not too salty but just right. They're pork gyoza is amazing with the right mix of ingredients that just can't be... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Recommended to us by a professional chef, Benkei did not disappoint! Great noodles and great service.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Well I have been to Japan, nothing beat's Ramen in Japan but Benkei made a lot of the feeling of being in Japan come back and the Ramen was delicious and for a very reasonable price! Good location as well.

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Noodled here yesterday. This is my first visit to a Benkei Ramen shop there are five in Vancouver. I visited the 747 Thurlow address. Right in the middle of downtown, I was trying to get there before the lunch mob. But on the noon hour, there was a line. Thankfully we were a small party of two, so sat quickly.... More 

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Address: 1741 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 604-688-6980
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle, Asian

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  • Address: 1741 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 604-688-6980

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle, Asian

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