Kenzo Japanese Noodle House specializes in Ramen noodles – Not your typical Western style pasta but rather a type of wheat noodle served in a meat or fish flavoured broth. There aren’t that many places that serve decent Ramen noodles in Toronto so Kenzo is probably your safest bet.
I was shopping on Bloor and ended up in the Annex. Despite the mixed reviews of Kenzo I decided to check it out anyways because I was craving for some ramen on a particular cold and windy day outside.
Kenzo Japanese Noodle House currently has 3 locations – Dundas, Bloor & Yonge being their newest location.
Their menu is divided up into different sections: Basic Ramen, Spicy Noodles, Cuisine Ramen & Special Ramen
Matcha Smoothie ($4.95)
- I had a few sips of this drink and didn’t enjoy it at all – I’m glad I didn’t order it
- The matcha smoothie was very icy so it didn’t go down “smoothly” =S
Tonkotsu Ra-men ($9.95)
- Hakata style pork bone soup ra-men (3 slices of pork, half boiled egg, seaweed and garnished with green onions)
- Tonkotsu is basically a thick broth made from boiling pork bones and fat
- The ramen noodles are cooked nicely with a slight chewiness texture without being mushy
- It visually looks really appealing – portions are alright – because I never get full from eating ramen =S
Tonkotsu Mi-so Ra-men ($9.95)
- Tokotsu ra-men with miso flavour
Netsu Ra-men ($8.95)
- Hot sapporo-style ra-men with ground pork and vegetables. Hot Level 1 to 3
Kenzo Japanese Noodle House serves decent bowls of ramen. Always perfect for a quick lunch or dinner on a cold day. Service was considered slow especially since we were the only ones there…. In terms of portion, my friends and I weren’t full – at all. We would probably have to order a side order of meat (lol) Overall, Kenzo is one of the better ramen places in the GTA