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Nojo Ramen Tavern

Good ramen, but certainly not ramen to wait an hour in line for.

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Phillip Nichols

I ordered the Tan Tan Spicy Miso and thought the spiciness level was just right. The broth was really flavorful and not too salty, but the noodles could've been cooked a bit more al dente. This is one thing I really like about Ippudo: they allow you to customize the done-ness of your ramen; not so here. I thought the fried bits of shaved carrots in the dish were really tasty. Good texture to contrast everything else in the ramen. It reminded me a lot of terra chips.

Also, I had takoyaki fries: these were plain fries with takoyaki sauce on them, there's no actual takoyaki in this at all which makes it a bit overpriced for what it is.

Off the drink menu, I ordered a bottle of the miso sparking sake and thought it was really pleasant to drink. If you're not somebody who enjoys the taste of alcohol, you will love the miso.

Overall, I had a really good meal at Nojo. Would come back again if I were in the neighbourhood. Mensho is still my favorite ramen place in the city.

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