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Hokkaido Ramen Santouka 山頭火

Noodle House and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
West End, Vancouver
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  • Dan B.
    Dan BuhlerOctober 30
    Definitely get the pork jowl. The staff were all great too!
  • Angel H.
    Angel HernandezOctober 14
    Hot and Spicy Ramen with a Coke with Vanilla Ice Cream :D
  • Y S.
    Y SOctober 11
    Fantastic ramen. Make sure to try the pork jowl ramen, salt flavored. Consider 10 to 15 minute wait time before you get seated around lunch time. Crowded dining area with no privacy, but fun.
  • jua l.
    jua leeOctober 1
    The best Gyoza in Vancouver
  • Ainhoa C.
    Ainhoa ClèriesSeptember 15
    Gyoza and ramen were delicious!
  • Saibun O.
    Saibun OngJuly 14
    Toruniku shio Ramen and gyoza is perfect for lunch
  • Zach W.
    Zach WMay 14
    Pork jowl ramen was great. Very fast service
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JungApril 26
    Long line ups for lunch! Make sure all the members of your party are here to get a seat. Washrooms are dirty
  • Arash N.
    Arash NarchiFebruary 22
    The Kara Miso ramen is nice and spicy!!!
  • Kaan C.
    Kaan CertelJanuary 27
    Amazing ramen, not to be missed!
  • Krystel S.
    Everything is amazing !
  • Chiq
    ChiqDecember 30, 2015
    Worth the long lines! Miso ramen with toroniku! Would eat this everyday for the rest of my life! Recommend and will definitely come back!
  • Josh K.
    Josh KirbyDecember 12, 2015
    Pork based ramen
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CNovember 25, 2015
    Love their Shoyu Ramen! Milky, creamy, rich broth! Pork cheek is tender, melt in your mouth! Always a line-up... try off hours!
  • Toshio N.
    Toshio NabetaNovember 25, 2015
    Delicious ramen. Price was decent. Hard to find seating though. Try not to go in a big party (4+) during dinner hours
  • Nabil B.
    Nabil BazzariNovember 5, 2015
    Havent tried. Mubannad Darbi highly recommends.
  • Imran G.
    Imran GhoryAugust 2, 2015
    No vegetarian main courses and only one non-meat (seafood) option.
  • Colleen W.
    Colleen WongJuly 26, 2015
    Just get everything. Everything is so damn good.
  • Curtis M.
    Curtis MJuly 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Shoyu cha-shu with an extra egg.
  • Victor C.
    Victor ChenJuly 18, 2015
    Stopped by here randomly and it was packed. The ramen was delicious!
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    They serve tsukemen (noodles on the side) ramen.
  • Eldon K.
    Eldon KymsonMay 13, 2015
    The best ramen I've had outside of Japan. Ironically enough, it's a Japanese chain. But that's what makes it authentic and awesome.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MicheleApril 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Increased their prices since renovation.
  • Robin W.
    Robin WMarch 6, 2015
    Shio Ramen with a whole boiled egg added and some spicy chillies. Amazing
  • Jenna A.
    Jenna AndersonFebruary 24, 2015
    Excellent ramen. Prepare to queue but it's worth the wait.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MicheleFebruary 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the Kara Miso ramen, you won't regret it.
  • Dana C.
    Dana ChungDecember 8, 2014
    Everything!
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PapeNovember 23, 2014
    Back at it. Can't resist when I'm downtown.
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 21, 2014
    Probably the best ramen in the world. Definitely worth the wait!
  • Mingfei Y.
    Mingfei YanNovember 6, 2014
    Get the special Tonkatsu ramen!
  • Amy L.
    Amy L.September 28, 2014
    Ramen is excellent! They also have "probably the best gyozas in Vancouver" and they are pretty great.
  • Nina N.
    Nina NguyenSeptember 28, 2014
    Amazing ramen that comes in many varieties and in reasonable portions. Only place in Vancouver where tsuke-men (egg noodles ramen to dip in broth) is served.
  • Vinicius A.
    Vinicius AmorimSeptember 6, 2014
    The food is amazing but the service is a shit. I went with a friend we didn't even finished our ramens that the waitress was already waiting with the bill.
  • William N.
    William NgAugust 29, 2014
    I've had Santouka in KL and I must say that this is much better. I tried the Shio and I loved it. Go early to avoid the queues.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BAugust 25, 2014
    Not a veg-friendly establishment. I suggest making the trek down the street to Kingyo for some seriously spectacular Japanese.
  • Diana C.
    Diana ChowAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Kara miso ramen is the bomb!
  • Stephen O.
    Stephen OlsonAugust 7, 2014
    Great place to try. Read more
  • Shawn P.
    Shawn ParkinsonAugust 7, 2014
    This is luxury ramen. The shio broth is unbelievable. Get the large serving for $1 extra.
  • Amir N.
    Amir NFebruary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Kara Miso Ramen all day... Make sure to ask for garlic on the side and drop some in. You'll like the balance it gives the ramen broth.
  • Steven A.
    Steven AndrejaFebruary 12, 2014
    The Best Ramen I have had outside of Asia!
  • Manny V.
    Manny VillalunaFebruary 1, 2014
    They serve the best Shio Ramen in town!
  • Jenee L.
    Jenee LiJanuary 8, 2014
    Get the pork jowl (pork cheek) topping -- super tender and yummy.
  • cherie
    cherieOctober 26, 2013
    They now accept debit, Visa debit, Visa, and MC. Open 7 days a week, 11am to 11pm.
  • cherie
    cherieOctober 26, 2013
    They now accept debit, Visa debit, Visa and Mastercard. Open 7 days a week, 11am to 11pm.
  • Germany F.
    Germany FischerSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Toroniku shio Ramen is far the best Shio Ramen in town.
  • Sueigumo N.
    Sueigumo NgAugust 13, 2013
    Japanese soda is refreshing..!!!
  • Wei T.
    Wei TsenAugust 9, 2013
    Toroniku Ramen the best ramen ever
  • beetle T.
    beetle TangJuly 11, 2013
    Cha-Siu miso ramen was pretty good!!
  • Cris J.
    Cris J.June 27, 2013
    They already accept credit and debit cards
  • Cris J.
    Cris J.June 27, 2013
    Shio Ramen tasty but too salty for me. Kimchi was really good, just a little spicy. Look for Santouka sign, otherwise u will not find it
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