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Old 12-06-2010, 05:24 PM   #1
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Sanpachi Ramen ?

Saw a new ramen shop called Sanpachi on Bute, anyone try it out yet ?

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not good. shops still pretty new. a lot of stuff still missing.

best ramen in vancouver is santouka.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:28 PM   #3
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Santouka is the worst... next to Benkai.
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I think Santouka is over-rated. Is that invalid too?
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:16 AM   #7
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If neither of you two can come up with something to support your claims then yes. (I can use smilies too )
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I haven't tried it yet.. but will try to make it out this weekend (weather dependant.. lol)

I still think Santouka is the best ramen shop in Vancouver so far...
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^ Same. +1 for Santouka.

I find majority of the Denman area places pretty on par. I would say Santouka is just a step above.

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If neither of you two can come up with something to support your claims then yes. (I can use smilies too )
It just doesn't taste all that great. No "wow" factor in taste nor presentation.

Motomochi and Kintaro are one of the best, IMO. (Then again, opinions are invalid apparently? )

When Santouka first opened there use to be line-ups (First week or two). Now that everyone has discovered there's nothing great about it I see no one lining up and not many customers throughout the day.

Dinehere.com even has mixed reviews about it.

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LOL @ Dinehere reviews.
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i stopped listening to dinehere reviews after i read a review about a sushi restaurant that said that the chicken teriyaki and dynamite rolls were the best ever.
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i stopped listening to dinehere reviews after i read a review about a sushi restaurant that said that the chicken teriyaki and dynamite rolls were the best ever.
Can't believe everything everyone says right. Dinehere.com isn't the only site I use to reviews restaurants. I come here as well, other sites, and word of mouth from friends. Some people who do post to review on Dinehere.com are extremely exaggerated at times but those ones are easy to point out and can easily be ignored.

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Santouka still the best. Sanpachi got nothing special except their Miso ramen worth a try.
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I had their cha-siu Miso ramen with extra bamboo and egg the other night. It was okay, broth wasn't super rich, tons of bamboo which was a plus. Noodles were decent and the right amount of chewiness. The egg wasn't cut in half, which is a negative and the cha-siu was cold from the fridge. I understand for obvious reasons it needs to be in the fridge but wouldn't mind it warmed up a bit before serving.

Motomachi is the best for miso and black miso ramen for me.
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i 3rd the notion that santouka is nothing special.. for the price.. you get much less than the other ramen shops in the area.. the noodles are are probably the worst noodles you can get from the main big ramen places.. the regular meat is fine.. no beef with that (:P).. but that fatty cheek stuff is neither worth the place or tasty..

soup wise i am a miso person.. the miso soup is one of the best in vancouver (kintaro being best sometimes (but sometimes the soup is either not flavourful enough.. or its yummy but not hot.. ) ive been eating at kintaro since like 2004 and recently i havent got a good bowl (yummy and hot)..

for noodles i actually like benkei .. they are also the cheapest too

i went through a shio phase.. santouka was disgusting.. it for one wasnt hot.. and it had this strange sweet taste to it.. not a nice creamy pork bone taste.. benkei has flavorless and kintaro is too salty.. i think a good one for shio is g-men in the night.. it has that fatty pork soup that leaves a film of fat on your lips after you're done..

and compared to the ones in japan (the ones we have here arent very similar.. the ones in japan are pretty simple but they are flavorful and rich..

if anyone ever gets a chance to go to japan or new york try a place called Hakata Ippudo they have a miso soup broth with garlic oil in it and the meat was friggin amazing (kinda smoked, but juicy and flavorful)..

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santouka's servings are too small and the noodles come out of a package, it's also a rather large international chain

kintaro is by far the most authentic, haven't been to motomachi yet though, i'm sure these are going to be #1 and #2 no matter which way it gets spun
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santouka's servings are too small and the noodles come out of a package, it's also a rather large international chain

kintaro is by far the most authentic, haven't been to motomachi yet though, i'm sure these are going to be #1 and #2 no matter which way it gets spun
Who actually makes their own noodles in house these days anyways?

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No business would be sustainable if they made their noodles from scratch.
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Legendary Noodle...
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Legendary Noodle serves more than just noodles so it works for them. Ramen houses are a volume business and they cannot afford to make their noodles in-house from scratch. What else do they serve other than ramen? Just ramen. And different iterations of it.
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