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Pikaichi

Japanese Restaurant and Noodle House$$$$
Allston, Allston
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  • William F.
    "The Spicy Miso Ramen 🍜 is a must try!"(7 Tips)
    Stephenie F.
    "Get the pika miso ramen!"(3 Tips)
    Alicia K.
    "Great (Tatsuta) curry rice - it has way bolder flavors than most..."(3 Tips)
    Jay P.
    "Pork Katsu appetizer isn't on the menu but they can make it!"(2 Tips)
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  • Damien G.
    Damien GarciaOctober 17, 2014
    I had the "Spicy Chicken Don" for lunch which was very tasty. This cozy little place has staff that greets you as you walk in and also when you leave. Try to beat the rush though, if you want a seat.
  • Alicia K.
    Alicia KosasihAugust 26, 2014
    Great (Tatsuta) curry rice - it has way bolder flavors than most places that offer the same dish in Boston which I love. Their ramen's good too. Anticipate long waits during dinners and weekends.
  • A S.
    A SMarch 1, 2015
    Tried ramen for the first time ever - pika miso ramen (I asked for less salt, and that amount was perfect!). Pretty good, but I'll opt for the spicy version next time.
  • Stephenie F.
    Stephenie FortunataOctober 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the pika miso ramen! (the spicy one is also available). and don't forget to add boiled egg or extra seaweed to make your bowl perfect ;)
  • Nicolas N.
    Nicolas NezhatMay 17, 2014
    An Allston staple. During this ramen craze, it's great to keep things traditional every now and then. Come for lunch & enjoy the metal that's playing.
  • Boston Phoenix
    Boston PhoenixJune 6, 2011
    In case you're counting, Pikaichi specifies they serve seven ounces of noodles in their soup rather than what they say is a conventional five. Try the Tonkatsu, a juicy pork cutlet fritter. Read more
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanApril 5, 2015
    Inexpensive, probably the cheapest ramen you'll find. Pretty fast moving so don't worry about the line. Quality matches price.
  • Douglon T.
    Douglon TseSeptember 27, 2015
    The location leaves something to be desired, but the food is indeed good. Perhaps one of the best ramen restaurants in the city
  • scott l.
    scott l.April 8, 2013
    Tucked away behind the very good food court is this slightly more expensive Japanese gem. Killer spicy miso ramen.
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KleinmanOctober 9, 2014
    Spicy Miso Ramen rocks. Add an egg and a side salad. The homemade ginger dressing is great.
  • Christina L.
    Christina LiuApril 3, 2014
    Got the spicy miso ramen. Broth was not as creamy as Sapporo's but it had more depth of flavor. LOVED the garlicky goodness 😍
  • Grace K.
    Grace KanazawaMay 14, 2013
    Very nice and thick ramen noodles. As a Japanese person, I say this place is pretty good :)
  • Phuong Anh N.
    Phuong Anh NguyenFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to try donburi dishes! They're also good like the curry and ramen ones!
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KleinmanJune 15, 2014
    If you go Curry Rice then get the Japanese Mayo. Nice dipping sauce.
  • John H.
    John HillMay 8, 2014
    Spicy flavor on spicy miso is overpowering. Curry is on point.
  • Jay P.
    Jay PrakOctober 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Pork Katsu appetizer isn't on the menu but they can make it! Just ask!
  • chicchaimono
    chicchaimonoDecember 15, 2011
    Best ramen shop in Boston area. Miso ramen is very tasty.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzDecember 28, 2014
    Their serving of noodles in the ramen is 6oz instead of the typical 5oz
  • David C.
    David ChiuDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    if you're really hungry, add a small curry rice to your order
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyMay 1, 2014
    Hidden inside of the Super 88 food court in Allston.
  • William F.
    William FongNovember 13, 2014
    The Spicy Miso Ramen 🍜 is a must try!
  • Franz M.
    Franz MaApril 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy miso pika ramen is the best!
  • Elaine K.
    Elaine KayMay 1, 2014
    katsu curry + sunny side up !! yummmm
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzDecember 20, 2014
    Unimpressed by their Yuzu broth. It is seafood based too which wasn't written on the menu. Stick to their other ones.
  • Senator John B.
    Pikaichi is located behind the food court, off the hallway to Super 88 Market
  • Koi
    KoiFebruary 5, 2014
    Spicy miso ramen in snowing day(^。^)
  • Jongpol J.
    Jongpol JujaroenMay 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Jigoku ramen is the best!!!!!!!
  • Jordan
    JordanMay 16, 2015
    The spicy miso ramen is great.
  • David C.
    David ChiuNovember 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    add an egg to your ramen
  • Georgia L.
    Pika miso ramen. Add an egg. 🍜
  • Debbie W.
    Debbie WongFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tonkatsu curry. So good!
  • Connie
    ConnieNovember 23, 2012
    Def try to the spicy miso ramen!
  • Jonathan Y.
    Jonathan YeoMay 24, 2011
    Backup noodle soup place from Porter Sq.
  • Thaniya A.
    Thaniya AmaralilitMay 18, 2011
    Amateur food at best! I doubt they actually cook anything. It tasted like reheat frozen tv dinner.
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuangOctober 19, 2014
    Spicy miso soup!!!
  • Noemi M. S.
    Noemi M. SantoMay 5, 2012
    Great ramen!
  • Sue Y.
    Sue YeeSeptember 13, 2014
    Ramen soups
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