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“Not too shabby!”
Review of Tanpopo Ramen

Tanpopo Ramen
Ranked #183 of 2,372 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

I found this restaurant on trip advisor and decided to check it out. Nice atmosphere very Hawaiian-ish. Ramen is so tasty and the dumplings are also pretty good.. We ordered another batch after the first. I would go again!

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Thank A4turbo21
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

If you're looking for a good, solid Japanese-style meal that's great value for money, you could do a great deal worse than Tanpopo. Staff are helpful and pleasant, and the food arrives quickly. There's a great range of noodles in soup and dry, as well as some rice dishes and side ones.

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Reviewed April 27, 2012 via mobile

Have been to this place many times and just love going back all the time.

The ramen is very authentic n taste awesome. I have always gone for the pork soup noodle ramen (tonkotsu) as it taste great!! Just a note, pork lard is used so not too healthy but you can request for lighter soup if you are worried.

And the gyoza is great too!!

Definitely recommended if you want a good bowl of ramen.

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Thank win4ever
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Good value food in a simple, unpretentious restaurant. They specialise in noodles, so don't expect any sushi, sashimi, tempura or other typical japanese dishes - about the only other thing they offer is a side dish of gyoza dumplings.

We tried these gyoza, and they were very nice. Properly cooked (steamed, then grilled), with a good quality filling and piping hot.

The menu gives the impression of a very wide selection, but in fact they are all pretty much variations on a theme. They only serve ramen - no udon or soba here - but with the choice of 6 different soup bases. The only meat offered is thinly sliced bbq pork, which is ok but I would have liked it to be a bit thicker to provide texture as well as flavour. Plenty of veg in the bowl - I would have preferred it without the sweetcorn, but that's a personal preference.

The noodles were perfectly cooked (as you would expect), and the soup base was of a good quality.

We also had the fried noodles, which were tasty, but a little on the greasy side.

Service was very warm and friendly from this very small team - almost like a family restaurant. There are always lots of Japanese customers in there, which is a good sign they are doing something right.

Overall, the food is very good value for money and very tasty.

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Thank Wozzaaah
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

I visit regularly, and cannot complain about their great and inexpensive selection of ramen. The portions are huge, too (and I'm 200lb)! Love it.

Thank OceanRower
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