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Santouka Ramen

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Our soup is made by hand at all our restaurants in Japan and abroad. It is made with careful attention to ingredients and preparation method and is seasoned using a minimum of salt.
Shio Ramen
Mild salt flavor. Our specialty is the white tonkotsu soup which you can slurp until the last drop. The red pickled plum on top hints the woman with red lipstick on, adding feminine touch to the ramen. Enjoy a bowl of this ramen that stands out for its delicious taste, aroma and gentle flavor.
Shoyu Ramen
Soy sauce flavor. This ramen's simple and somehow familiar flavor, which has a hint of fish, is quite popular. By all means relish at least once our shoyu soup, which maximizes the delicious flavor of chau siu (roasted pork fillet) .
Miso Ramen
Soybean paste flavor. For this ramen we blend akamiso into our tonkotsu soup. This miso ramen that adds rich yet mildness to our tonkotsu soup could become a habit if you try it just once.
Spicy Miso Ramen
Spicy soybean paste flavor. Our "spicy miso ramen" features three kinds of chili peppers added to a miso sauce based on a secret recipe. We highly recommend this ramen, whose miso has rich yet sharpness that may be habit-forming.
Char Siu Ramen
Ramen with extra roast pork. This is a substantial bowl of ramen piled high with a precious amount of pork roasted to the point of falling apart. Have any soup you like with Santouka's roasted pork, which allows you to enjoy the delicious flavor of meat.
Tokusen Toroniku Ramen
Ramen with roasted pork cheeks. This is Santouka's original dish. The plain ramen is eaten with pork cheek meat which is on a separate plate. Get your fill of the softness of this cheek meat that instantly melts in your mouth.
SIDE DISHES
Enjoy these items with your ramen.
Tokusen Toroniku
Roasted pork cheeks. This is a precious, signature Santouka dish made using precious cheek meat, only 200-300 grams of which is found in a single pig. We are proud of its texture which melts in your mouth.
Negimeshi
Rice with Green Onion. This is Santouka's well-known dish, hot white rice topped with katsuobushi, nori and diced green onions. Mix well before eating.
Hanjuku Tamago
Soft-boiled egg. A soft-boiled egg is a standard ramen topping. Enjoy its viscous texture.
Yaki Gyoza
Fried dumpling. These juicy yet fried-to-a-crisp dumpling go perfectly with ramen.
MENU ITEMS LIMITED TO CERTAIN STORES
Introducing limited-availability menu items from each store.
Salad Ramen Only Available at Santouka Toronto
Shio Ramen and Rice Topped with Char-Siu and Mayonaise
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Soups
FEATURES
Seating, Table Service, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed today via mobile

This restaurant was amazing. Everything was freshly made and the spices were perfect. I wish we had a place like this in Nashville. It was definitely the best Ramen we’ve ever had.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank teresah486
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is understandably packed with a relatively long wait to be seated. The dishes are totally excellent, well proportioned and served promptly. Enjoyed Gyoza. On par or better than many similar restaurants in Japan.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank ShiShiJoJo
Reviewed September 11, 2019

I've eaten here a few times and each time the food cam quick and was excellent. The gyoza was good and the ramen was savory. Each time I've been here the place has been pretty crowded, which is a great sign for the quality of...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Evan E
Reviewed September 5, 2019

Santouka is an authentic Ramen house like you would find in Japan. Right down to the staff yelling their greetings and their goodbyes. The Ramen is very good though a touch lacking in flavor. Service is friendly. I had the Shoyu Ramen and Gyoza which...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Paul D
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

This is the best Ramen I got in the States. The meat is fresh and tasty. The highlight is the meet. We had 3 different types from the menu and all of them are good. The dessert, the one with sticky rice and sweet red...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank yuanwai
Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

Both the standard and miso ramen are tasty with good quality broth that is rich in flavour. The lack of egg as standard is a pity, but overall an excellent price /quality ratio.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Experience240869
Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Been there twice now. Busy place. Crowded. Good noodle dishes, even the vegetarian ones. Little salty. When you come the staff shouts something which is cute the first few times but gets old soon. Second time they put us on a large shared table. Not...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank emizco
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

Chose this restaurant based on a family member's recommendation and boy it was good! This is a restaurant for authentic Ramen. The options for the soup can be tricky and I asked the waitress for their most popular choice. She suggested the Shio Ramen Combo....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Drun007
Reviewed June 1, 2019

My husband and I each had a bowl of ramen soup. A small bowl was plenty for me, especially since we also split an order of dumplings and a pork belly bun. We loved the dumplings but were not as happy with the bun. I...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Ruth G
Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

Soups are tasty and with a range of spicy heat to none. Their soft boiled eggs and roll from the appetizer list are essential add-ons. Staff overly accommodating. Clean, prompt service. Price for two and well fed about $40 pls tax n tip.

Date of visit: May 2019
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demifull
May 26, 2018|
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Response from M8117KWrobertb | Reviewed this property |
Yes, our son and his wife are vegetarians. Just ask for the vegetarian broth. Not sure about vegan, they do serve an egg with several dishes
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Logan C
April 9, 2017|
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Response from Cedric H | Reviewed this property |
Hello there... I am not sure but I do not recall it stated on their menu. So I'd assume it's not 'certified' gluten free.
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