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Samurai Noodle

606 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA (Lake Union)
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Ranked #1,104 of 3,429 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $10 - $15
Neighborhood: Lake Union
Most recent review
- Jun 12, 2014
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Neighborhood: Lake Union
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English first
Bellevue, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is my husband and my favorite restaurant in seattle. Best ramen I've found in the U.S. so far. It gets pretty close to good ramen shops in Japan. Casual environment and good ramen shop atmosphere. We also love the noodles, and will usually pick up a couple balls of their noodles to make at home.

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Victoria, Canada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a tiny store tucked around the back of Uwajimaya store in Seattle. We were in a ramen mood and they delivered. I had #1 the Tonkatsu - pork broth, thick noodles, pork slice and green onions. My wife had #5 Tempopo, which had thick noodles, chicken broth, pork slice, 1/2 an egg and green onions. Both dishes were... More

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Seattle, Washington, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love Samurai Noodle. It is tough to find good ramen in the US but you can find it at Samurai Noodle. Make sure you order gyoza as well.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has a nice selection of Ramen dishes and gyoza, etc. Having lived in Japan for two years, I feel somewhat qualified to say that this place is pretty good and even gets the small Ramen shop feel down well. Would go more often but moved away from the neighborhood. Need to open one in West Seattle!

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Houston, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I was so disappointed by the ramen here...it didn't even have the flavor of what Tonkatsu Ramen is suppose to taste like! The broth just tasted like salty chicken broth that looked creamy. No actual pork flavor to the broth! And the amount of meat they give you is a thin thin slice of pork that was kind of tasteless.... More

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orange county, ca
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The ramen was good and satisfying, but the soup could have had a deeper flavor. It is also better if the meat and egg are warmed before going out. Nice that you can get extra noodles for the soup.

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Bremerton, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My family and I lived for three years in Japan and moved back in 2012 so we are accustomed to authentic ramen. We have found that most of what is called Japanese food in the U.S. is America's version of what they think Japanese food is and what Americans will tolerate. This is our 3rd time back to this restaurant.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I ate a bowl of their rice ramen soup. It was excellent. 3 hours later and I'm still thinking about it. Yam noodles, bamboo, sesame oil, bean sprouts. A vegetarian friendly bowl of soup. They have plenty of other offerings for meat eaters. They are outside Uwajimaya, in the same building, but with store front on the street.

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Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I ate here in January as well as today's visit. The hand-made ramen is pretty good here. The spicy tonkotsu broth is average - it can definitely be richer. The soup comes with pork, corn, bamboo shoots and green onions. Last time I had the fatty pork and it was not tender and this time's lean pork was totally dry.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Always nice and fast. Broth is excellent and love the spicy garlic rice! Only small complaint is that it's... a small place.

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