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“The best Ramen in Europe!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le fou Fow

Le fou Fow
Elandsgracht 2a, 1016TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
+31 20 845 0544
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Ranked #668 of 2,541 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $11 - $22
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Description: Le fou Fow is now closed, we will be back from September 2014 on a new location; Elandsgracht 2
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The best Ramen in Europe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

It's hard to find but the instruction from other people's review helping me out a lot! Without those reviews, i didn't know this small Japanese noodle bar located at 3rd floor of a chinese supermarket! Although the place is small, and not a lot of seat, a lot of people are still willing to share the table with others!
The soup is not oily and fresh. The ramen is freshly made! The chef cooked it in right timing, such that the ramen is not over-cooked!!I It's so delicious!! The egg is very yummy as the egg yolk still totally solid. Everything in the bowl are prefect match!!
The worst thing is they only open from 12:30 - 17:00, not open for dinner....otherwise i must go there again for my dinner as well! :)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Italian first
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Ubud
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Real Ramen in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Le Fou Few is a small, informal cafe on the second floor of one of the best Chinese supermarkets in Amsterdam. The menu comprises 3 kinds of Ramen (one of which is vegetarian) plus about 4 side dishes like Gyoza. The soup is delicious, with proper homemade broth, pickles, authentic ramen noodles and, as another reviewer pointed out, a lovely soft-boiled egg. The Gyoza are fresh, juicy and full of flavour. Each dish is prepared with care in the clean, open kitchen in the centre of the cafe. The service is friendly and if you sit at a table by the window you also have a great view of one of the most historic parts of Amsterdam. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An authentic ramen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I would have never found this place without my friend. It can be a little embarrassing if you have to sit with strangers in a big table next to dishes and plates sold in the supermarket. And the cook is a Chinese-dutch. But, much to my big surprise, I had a warm, authentic Japanese ramen. A simple menu: a ramen in a broth of pork, or chicken, or vegetables. I had a pork broth, donkotsu, which was delicious and gentle (yasashii) and the noodle was chewy and resilient. The broth was milder and clearer than that of strong and heavy donkotsu of Japan. Living in Paris now, I can say this is far better than ramen you can easily find in Opera and I could actually see the cook making a stock full of ingredients in his open kitchen. It is not a fancy meal, but a hearty, casual lunch which warmed me up in chilly Amsterdam during my weekend trip.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hidden ramen joint!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Located on the third level above a Asian grocery store, you're suddenly in a big modern open room where the kitchen in the center creates delightfully delicate dumplings (gyoza) and big bowls of classic ramen.

Visited April 2013
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“Excellent !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I am a Japanese who cannot survive without ramen. We can enjoy better ramen in Japan, however, I highly respect the Chinese cook who serves us such excellent traditional Japanese ramen in Amsterdam !

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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