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Little Big Diner


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner


Japanese, Asian, Soups
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Vegetarian Friendly

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walked in and immediately knew that this was going to be a good spot. “A Tribe Called Quest” and an array of other 90’s hip hop playing on the speaker while the chefs prep in an open kitchen for everyone to see. The staff is...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Jonnylops
Reviewed October 14, 2019

Thay do got real good food and it is a clean restaurant Remember When you are a waitress you need to be nice to your customer

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Robert B
Reviewed April 20, 2019

This is a very small restaurant & you can leave your name and number and wander around Newton Center, or come back another time, because it'll be a long wait if you hang out there waiting for a table. I tried Saturday & the wait...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Rob S
Reviewed April 6, 2019

Little Big Diner is probably one of the better places to get ramen in the US. The spicy miso ramen is consistently satisfying. The wait is always too long though so it's hard to ever get people to go. Unless you're going at an off...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Wyetro
Reviewed March 22, 2019

My wife and I had been wanting to try Little Big Diner for a long time since we are both fans of ramen, so we decided to give it a try! First of all, it is small! I would say that the restaurant can hold...More

Date of visit: March 2019
7  Thank DaveDuff
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Thirty-minute wait was well worth it for superior ramen. Many selections could be adapted for vegetarians, so everyone will find something to like.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jeff6
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Surprisingly good ramen in Newton Center. A real pleasure worth exploring. Pork ramen highly recommended along with the papaya salad. Be prepared to wait, its not a big spot. You can wander around Newton Center and the restaurant will call your cell phone. I believe...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank douglasf959
Reviewed February 27, 2019

We went for lunch and had the ramen. It was delicious! Lots of flavors in one dish. I took home some and next day the broth was coagulated- so very full of fat from pork and rich if you have a sensitive stomach. Would go...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Holly D
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Creative ramen dishes, always done well, one of those places that you crave and return to again and again.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PaulaHC
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

Friends raved about this place and said we had to go! We had lived in Tokyo for a few years so we knew a bit about how ramen should taste. Have to admit we were thoroughly underwhelmed and unlikely to return. There were pretty lengthy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Response from koheve | Reviewed this property |
Not a restaurant for large groups, very small space.
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