Time Out Says
From the outside it’s mysterious, with blacked-out windows, while inside it’s cool, minimalistic and industrial with hip-hop music playing in the background.
It’s vaguely reminiscent of London’s hip Bone Daddies and the compact space consists of seven small tables, one large table for sharing and a few stools at near the open kitchen.
The straight-to-the-point menu includes six different bowls to slurp on, nibbles and for dessert there’s Nutella gyoza.
We start off with chicken karaage and deep-fried aubergine with miso vinaigrette. The latter, disappointingly, comes swimming in oil, but the fried chicken is perfectly crispy and the accompanying sweet-chilli mayo makes for a winning pairing.
From the ramen, we opt Chef’s Special and the veggie bowl. Both the belly-busting size dishes come steaming hot and beautifully presented.
The Chef’s Special is a chicken broth with a spicy miso base, noodles, chicken chashu, minced chicken, veal bacon and half a soft-boiled ajitama. It’s bursting with flavour, and has just the right amount of kick. The veggie variation is equally tasty, and packs a punch.
With bowls ranging between Dhs49 to Dhs65 it’s not the cheapest ramen in the city but portions are generous.
A lovely little spot if you’re in the area and craving authentic ramen.
WHAT IS IT...
A cool walk-in ramen joint
For a belly-busting bowl of ramen
By Time Out Dubai staff | 09 Sep 2019
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