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Ramen Santouka

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Robson Street
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1690 Robson Street | 1jo-Dori 8 Chome, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1C7, Canada
+1 604-681-8121
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Santouka has a great rich broth and excellent portion sizes. If you're hungry, grab one of the set meals (ramen + rice) and you're guaranteed to be full. Shio or miso ramen are my personal favourites and recommendations. Service is quick and friendly and the shop is also clean and tidy. If you're a tourist/have free time, I suggest going... More 

Thank suitcase_wanderer
Hong Kong, China
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Don't let the line up scare you away because it doesn't take long. Once you're in, the service is quick. Your ramen arrives fresh and the soup is hot and delicious. Santouka in Hong Kong is no where near as good as this one in Vancouver.

Thank Glo F
Menlo Park, California
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Wow, I've had ramen in plenty of places, but this was by far the best. I had the Char Su Ramen (Shio style), and it was absolutely perfect. Delicious broth with many layers of flavor, tender pork that was tasty and not salty, noodles that had a wonderful flavor and texture. My friend had a combination with the regular ramen... More 

Thank Laura W
St. Helena, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This place has the best Ramen I have had. The gyoza were good as well. Definitely keeps it simple but good.

Thank cr1824
Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I am a little disappointed as I expected a little more but the soup is pretty good with a little spicy. The gyoza is average. Overall no wow factor but it is a good meal.

Thank vivzhou
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It's not bad and staff are friendly. But the taste is average. The soup could be richer and the meat could be softer.

Thank Jaeeun J
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I was impressed when I saw the line-up at the door...but a little disappointed of the taste of the soup...it's very "pork" tasty!! Don't go there if you are vegetarian !!

Thank Ti-Kikine
Vancouver BC Canada
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Best Ramen besides Japan El Dente with Miso base with the best pork slices. Super moist, on the menu it's the Special number 14 on the menu or 15 for spicy, must try this. Put pork jowl into bowl so soup can heat up pork, as I don't like cold meat. Also you can add pot stickers. Go before lunch... More 

Thank JEAN L
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I love this place! The shio is so rich and delicious. Get the toroniku if it isn't sold out and you'll be treated to some melt in your mouth pork jowl. I don't care if this place is a chain, they make a great ramen. The gyoza are pretty good, but you're going to be coming back again and again... More 

Thank PDante
Davao City, Philippines
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Ramen lovers would love this place. We liked it so much we ate here twice in our short trip to Vancouver. We queued a while before getting in but it was well worth the wait.

Thank Joanna Christin... C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1690 Robson Street | 1jo-Dori 8 Chome, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1C7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Robson Street
  • Neighbourhood: Robson Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-681-8121

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