David Chang of momofuku did a bit of a Ramen-off and Menya came up on top as his favourite – what with him preferring its “all round quality”. This is our local and we’ve been here quite a bit and its like the under appreciated old school Ramen place and its pretty good.
There’s seating inside (island seating) and there’s signage warning you to keep an eye on your valuables. Gotta say, still surprises me – a place like this in the city. They have OG sriracha here.
Menu board (click to get a bigger pic). Prices for most items $12-16.
The kitchen is very neat, with bowls stacked on the counter in preparation to serve you the eats.
Agedashi tofu. The sauce was possibly a bit too salty but this was otherwise really nice, freshly made out of the fryer too.
Ordered this but noted a fellow diner had order a sashimi platter which looked great and we were a bit jealous. Crunchy and freshly cooked these japanese dimsums area quite tasty. The noodle base is also crunchy.
Menya Ramen. Its delicious and quite a nice serve.
Their dragon Ramen with a bit of chilli and lots of chives. Quite nice.
This is a rather popular Ramen joint located where it is and draws in an office lunch crow. The area can be a bit of a wind tunnel so the suggestion is to dine inside. Great tasting Ramen, large serves and close to work and while a bit more pricey than Gumshara and Ikkyu, when David Chang says this is his pick? Its likely you’ll be getting a great bowl of ramen here.