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Iza Ramen Lower Haight

Probably would come back if I'm craving ramen, but it was nothing mind blowing.

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Holly Freeman

Came here for dinner on a Friday night, not much of a line with two parties ahead of us. The interior is dim lit so possibly a decent place for a date. Just make sure to have subject matter to talk about while waiting awkwardly outside. Just kidding.

Ordered the chicken karaage. Pretty much perfectly cooked and tender, not much fat or tendon. Many ramen places either over fry the chicken or the chicken is just of poor quality. Not here. The dipping sauce was also good in making each bite more unique than just eating fried chicken.

Also ordered the Tonkotsu ramen. Portion sizes could definitely be bigger. I wouldn't recommend coming here if you're extremely hungry unless you're ready to shell out some cash to order a noodle bowl and some rice bowl and perhaps some appetizers. The rice bowls however, are of decent size. Noodles were a little harder than I'd like, but perhaps they're supposed to be that way, I can't be too sure. Broth wasn't overly salty, which is a plus.

Service was overall decent, but definitely room for improvement; waiters could pay a little more attention. Took a while to get the bill and for them to notice.

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