During the pre-CFE results celebration night, a few of us got hungry and decided to head over to Ramen Danbo for a quick snack. Ramen Danbo first opened on West 4th, but has since opened a new location on Robson.
When we arrived at around 8pm, so the place was quite empty. There is bar seating as well as table seating depending on how large your group is.
What I like about Ramen Danbo is the fact that you can customize your noodles and soup.
Classic Tonkotsu Ramen ‘Shio’
E, JS, and JF all got the Classic Tonkotsu Ramen ‘Shio’. E added soft-boiled egg and seaweed as add ons. The shio option is really a salt version of the classic. She said this was quite delicious.
Classic Tonkotsu Ramen
For myself, I got the Classic Tonkotsu Ramen and added the soft-boiled egg as my add-on. This is their signature Tonkotsu pork broth and is recommended for first-timers. I thought the broth was quite good and with the choice of standard for spicy, I thought it actually had quite a bit of heat. For noodles, I chose firm classic thin noodles, so I quite enjoyed the nice chew you got. The cha-shu was a bit disappointing though as the fatty part didn’t melt in your mouth and parts of the meat was a bit chewy. The portion of the noodles are also quite small! I feel like the price is around the same as other ramen shops, so I find it quite expensive for the amount of noodles you get. You can however, add $1 for half a size or $2 for the full size of extra noodles. Just be sure to leave enough soup!
– Able to customize your noodles and soups
– Service is quite friendly
– Portions are on the smaller side
– Cha-shu didn’t melt in your mouth
Price Range: $10-15
1: Terrible 2: Poor 3: Average 4: Good 5: Excellent
Food: 3.5 Service: 3.5 Ambiance: 3 Parking: 3 Overall: 3.5