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Rai Rai Ramen

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1980 Route 27, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
(732) 821-5777
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Waitstaff

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Ramen

Rai Rai recently reopened after a fire shuttered the original. The outside doesn’t look like much sit is in a strip mall amongst many other nondescript strip malls. Inside though, it’s fairly classy for the locale with nice big black tables. Due to the high quality, it can get pretty busy during... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
Tyler L
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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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princeton
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we had to go to Philly to find good Ramen ...until we found this place...Great Ramen but you need to be able to wait - They would need to double the space at least to be able to accommodate the trafiic.

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Thank ZagatMen
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their House Ramen is soo good!! I love their Takoyaki as well. The place is small but have lots of customers specially lunch time.. Service is fast and price is affordable!

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Thank Miss R
Union City, New Jersey, United States
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806 reviews
540 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Rai Rai recently reopened after a fire shuttered the original. The outside doesn’t look like much sit is in a strip mall amongst many other nondescript strip malls. Inside though, it’s fairly classy for the locale with nice big black tables. Due to the high quality, it can get pretty busy during dinner and apparently waits can be quite long.... More 

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Thank Tyler L
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

That oxtail ramen was disappointing, the oxtail was so hard and felt like biting rubber. Only thing that kept them from getting a lower rating was the sochi-mo chicken which was very good and the service.

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Thank Manuel R
Franklin Park, New Jersey
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My experience at Rae Rae Ramen was awful! Before when we went there the service was good. We were really disappointed when it had to close for renovations due to fire. We waited months for the reopening and when we did- it was a terrible experience. We had to wait 2 hours for our food. There was only 1 wait... More 

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Thank Kegrosis
Princeton, NJ
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Rai Rai Ramen (closed until the end of February - there was a fire) is the absolute real thing when it comes to ramen. They have all different broths (shoyu, miso, curry, maryo to name a few). The pork in many of them is mouth-watering perfection, as are the slowly-cooked (not exactly sure how they do it, but it's not... More 

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1 Thank slnj
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Behind this unassuming storefront lies a ramen paradise! The Mapo tofu was delicious in that funky fermented kind of way. I had the chicken katsu curry ramen and it was great. Flavorful curry broth with chicken on the side. Don't forget to try the fried chicken sppetizer. The recipe is a secret! maybe you'll have luck getting them to talk.

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Thank Jamiebell1203
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

1st time trying Ramen-was a satisfying dinner.Perfect for a cold rainy or snow day! All the dishes were tasteful and fresh.We had the Spicy seafood..(Yum),chicken katsu curry ramen(good),and chicken shoyu ramen(good).Chicken katsu is like fried chicken but was so delicious. We tried appetizers too-roti kanai and Gyoza.Gyoza is open dumpling with shrimp filling.It was delicious and comes with a sauce.... More 

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Thank crazyforbreak
Calgary, Canada
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

There are a lot of different ramen and appetizers to choose from. Some ramen has Chinese influence. The soup base is very good. You do not need to pay for parking if you eat here.

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Thank BubbleSnow
North Brunswick, New Jersey
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Authentic bowls of ramen noodles with every combination of goodies you can imagine. The service is quick and a good value for the money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1980 Route 27, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  North Brunswick
  • Phone Number: (732) 821-5777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?