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Banki Ramen

#370 of 2,134 Restaurants in Florence
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Neighborhood:
Santa Maria Novella
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Via Dei Banchi 14 Rosso, 50123, Florence, Italy
055 213776
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Waitstaff

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Just what we needed on a cold Nov night

After eating pastas, pizza, sandwiches, and other italian food during our whole trip, my family was craving a hot bowl of noodle soup. So, we decided to give this place a shot. We've had many great ramen places all over the San Francisco Bay Area and Malaysia. So, our standards for ramen was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Shuang Yueh P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After eating pastas, pizza, sandwiches, and other italian food during our whole trip, my family was craving a hot bowl of noodle soup. So, we decided to give this place a shot. We've had many great ramen places all over the San Francisco Bay Area and Malaysia. So, our standards for ramen was very high and we had low expectations... More 

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Thank Shuang Yueh P
Iseo, Italy
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So happy to find something different when in Florence and it's really close to the hotel I normally use. Great alternative to Italian Cusine .. BANKI Ramen rulz

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1 Thank Merih M
Castelnuovo d'Elsa, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Been there twice and look forward to going back! Make sure you arrive early because they run out of items fairly quickly.

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Thank Lappalto
Heidelberg, Germany
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We found this restaurant accidentally, and decided to come on the next day. As we came, they're still closed. They open at 19 pm for dinner. We were too early and went to another places, and came again on 19.20. Fortunately we're earlier than the others. If we came 5 minutes later, we won't get the seat. A lot of... More 

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Thank veronica_vania
Richmond, VA
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Ate here one night of Florence visit trying to preserve funds. Was very happy with their take on Chinese food. Quick tasty inexpensive and not greasy!

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Thank DebsterBaby
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Went for some days in Florence and decided that after try some Tuscany traditional places to try this place after find info in web , cause I was in this area and cause I love ramen, well.... the place its a real "bar" and guests are in very small unconfortable tables, the ramen served its a joke ( with the... More 

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2 Thank John G
sequim, wa
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We wanted a something different than Italian and this ramen place hit the spot! Yummy food, great selection and great service.

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Thank munchkinhead64
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

First of all, I should specify that I am a vegetarian. However, even though I am accustomed to limited options at most restaurants, that in itself doesn't taint my experience. What does significantly impact my experience is the quality of food and quality of service, both of which are lacking at this establishment. My wife and I chose to get... More 

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Thank KamauJ868
Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We happened to walk past when it was closed for the afternoon so we came back at 7pm. Having been disappointed with Chinese food, we opt for Japanese. We were not disappointed with the gyoza, miso ramen with charsyu. The gyoza was crisp on one side and it went well with the slightly piquant dip. The miso based soup was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have had ramen in all flavors and sizes and in different countries, but this would have to be the worst bowl of ramen I have ever had. I understand that it might be tempting to try something different and take a break from the pasta and the typical italian fare, but I would not do it here. It is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Dei Banchi 14 Rosso, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: 055 213776

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Maria Novella

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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