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Steinenberg 1 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 271 80 68
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“ramen” (23 reviews)
“soups” (6 reviews)
“noodles” (8 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Steinenberg 1 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant and bar. Cozy place, modern style. All about ramen and sushi. Food quality very good, fresh and tasty. Service very friendly. Price for 2pax: 2 ramen, 1 sushi, some beverages, desserts, SFR65. Nice place for a good ramen.

Thank RMchef
Cristina M, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Namamen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Dear RMchef Thank you very much for your your positive feedback. It's a great pleasure for us to know that you had a good experience at our Ramenbar! Bets regards, your namamen Team Basel

Reviewed 22 November 2017

The service is friendly and quick. The cucumber wakame salad was actually quite good. The ramen however was bland and totally forgettable. Oh well. This isn't Japan.

Thank Donald H
Cristina M, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Namamen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Dear Donald H Thank you for your valuable feedback in regards to your visit to namamen. It is actually our goal to get as close as possible to meeting the real Japanese treat. Best regards from your namamen team in Basel

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Found this place by accident and found it relatively good value in what can be an expensive city and country. The staff were very welcoming and the layout of the restaurant is bright and airy. My ramen was lovely with a very flavoursome stock. I...More

Thank Michael H
Cristina M, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Namamen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Dear Michael H Thank you for your positive feedback in regards to your visit at our Japanese Ramenbar. It is our main goal for our guests to have a great experience. Very much appreciated. Your Namamen Team

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We have been to this eatery numerous times, usually for a quick lunch. Consistent quality, quick & competent service, modern interior, average prices (for center Basel), kid likes it. The soups lack the wholesomeness & complexity of flavors one encounters in truly excellent ramen soup;...More

Thank natajax
Management response:Responded 20 July 2017

Hello natajax thank you very much for kind feedback regarding your experience at namamen. we are happy that you have been our guest for numerous times and would like to keep it that way :-) we have actually worked hard on getting the right Ramen...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Namamen is located close to the historical center of Basel and offers an essential supply of ramen soups. I must say the taste is quite original, and they serve you real quick.

Thank Norbi75
Management response:Responded 8 May 2017

Hi Norbi75 Thank you for your kind feedback in regards to your experience at our namamen Restaurant at Bankverein Basel. We will forward your comments to our team. Looking forward to your next visit! Bet regards from Basel

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I have seen this restaurant for a long time--years. Today i decided to try. 22,5CHF for a bowl of simple ramen?? The broth has lack of favor. Noodles overcooked. The chashu resembled nothing like a chaschu. It has well be a slice very thin pork...More

1  Thank NatureGuyDECH
Management response:Responded 16 January 2017

Hi NatureGuyDECH Thank you very much for your honest feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your experience at namamen was not what you expected. It is our goal that every customer has a great experience. In this case we would like to invite...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Nice selection of very good Ramen at reasonable prices. Service fast and polite, place clean if not a little Spartan (but that's modern interior architecture I guess)!

Thank AlexanderIJohnson
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Well located in the city. Modern place for a simple lunch. Friendly staff, helpful. Fast and efficient. The food is good, they mainly have ramen but many variations. Not only the ingredients you can chose but also the soup itself (3 or 4 different soups...More

Thank TandTSwitzerland
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I'm absolutely fan of Japanese food. Namamen does a good job, they taste special and my favourite is the seafood Ramen. I go often there. Attention: Swiss price, so little bit expensive for tourists and people on a budget. Worth a try !

Thank Jassine-L
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Ramen taste fine, not too bad, European standard. The place is clean and price is reasonable. Have to say the ice cream is really nice cause they have special flavour e.g. sweet potato or green tea.

Thank vickyluk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 19 - USD 27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steinenberg 1 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Vorstädte
  • Neighbourhood: Vorstädte
  • Phone Number: +41 61 271 80 68
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