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Kintaro Ramen

#212 of 2,847 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Robson Street
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788 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2L5, Canada
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we got there, we had to wait outside though there were seats available. There were 4 of us and one parking the car. Waitress wont let us in to order first. She let another 2 couples in who came later. When our driver got there we were let in and sat squashed in a small round table shared with... More 

1 Thank LeePW
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up at Kintaro when the other ramen place we wanted was closed. We were happy with the portion. Very filling.... I did not finish the whole bowl. Recommended!

Thank Paulo S
Surrey, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice ramen, great soup base favor. Expect to be in a line up when you go there. It's nice that they have an open kitchen bar so you can see how your noodle is made, downside is, it can be quite hot sitting at the bar in the summer time. I imagine it would be nice in the winter time.... More 

Thank Vivian K
Vancouver, Canada
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346 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The broth and noodles are fantastic at Kintaro Ramen. Staff are friendly and more attentive compared to other local ramen joints. There's not a lot of seating, and there are usually lineups at lunch and dinner time. I'd recommend and would repeat.

Thank 998MichaelW998
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The ramen is really good. They hand-pull the noodles and everything is prepared in front of you. The space is limited so you may need to wait in line and the menu options are limited too. Nothing fancy like in some of the Ramen restaurants in little Tokyo in Los Angeles, just simple, traditional, authentic, and delicious ramen bowls

Thank Andrea C
Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

If you would like to try authentic Japanese ramen, Kintato is no doubt your choice! Excellent soups and ramen! Though it's full of heat in the shop, that's the authentic ramen-tasting experience should be. Price is reasonable with great yum! Oishii!

Thank karchisir
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice meal. Had to wait outside but the waitress directly come to check. Will go back for sure.

Thank Kit ying C
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This place is the sister to my favourite Motomachi Shokudo which is opened by the same owner. Although I really would like to give this place some love, there really isn't none for me. I came here twice (gave it two chances), both times the broth was filled with fat and oil (Shio Ramen). But I ate it anyways to... More 

Thank Asegier
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We've been here a lot of times, and after branching out a bit I can't see how other restaurants get significantly better reviews. The broth and noodles are fantastic, especially the rich fatty spicy miso broth. The real star, though, is the chashu. It's just ridiculous how good it is - so flavorful and just falling apart. The only dim... More 

Thank Nathan H
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I saw how busy this restaurant was and had really high hopes for it, but it did not live up to my expectations at all. The portions are very generous, but the ramen was so salty I couldn't finish even half of it even though I was famished. The restaurant was very dirty and the service was slow. There are... More 

Thank Hanna C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 788 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2L5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Robson Street
  • Neighborhood: Robson Street
  • Phone Number: 604-682-7568

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Staying in Robson Street

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Robson Street
Robson Street is a shopper's paradise. Whether a window shopper or a serious trendsetter, a fashionista or a dabbler, the crowd of independent boutiques, quirky one-off shops, and well-known luxury brands on Robson Street have something to cater for every itch in your wallet. As a result, it draws a diverse crowd, and the people-watching along this famous walking thoroughfare is a primary attraction. In between the clothing shops both high-street and budget-friendly are a number of cafes to lay down your load, as well as numerous specialty stores ranging in their wares from music, to art, to city souvenirs. Known as "Vancouver's Runway," if a new trend is on the rise, you'd spot it here first.