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Benkei Ramen

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Downtown
Japanese, Noodle
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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
Terrific ramen and gyoza

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2012
Todd Y
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Seattle
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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

This has a few branches in Vancouver. Dropped into the one on Broadway in Kitsilano. It was a cold rainy evening. Perfect for some flavourful broth with ramen. Was feeling a bit hungry that day, so had noodles for an additional 50cents. Went for the Akaoni ramen. The broth itself was pretty fantastic. Hit the spot for me. All for... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Vancouver presents some of the widest choices for eating out covering most cuisines, especially Asian. We followed some young Japanese into this noodle house. It was a new experience but the menu was simple and easy to follow. There are 5 different kinds of broth each with small amounts of pork, maybe some bamboo shoots and homemade noodles. You can... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

Love this place as a quick go-to with my son who is three and LOVES 'noodles'. One bowl of ramen with extra noodles is enough for us both. Staff are courteous, service is quick and the food is delicious. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

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