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Steinenberg 1 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 271 80 68
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“ramen” (25 reviews)
“noodles” (11 reviews)
“soups” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Steinenberg 1 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The ramen was really tasty! The noodles were perfect and the toppings were delicious. The broth was good, but at least one variety (first listed on menu) was just alright. The onigiri was also good—as advertised. Kimchi was nice too.

Thank AmyS372372
Reviewed 14 June 2018

The atmosphere in the restaurant is nice but i would say the ramen and the soups missed the original flavours. I have to say that the soup variations are all good and satisfying, but they could improve in terms of flavour. The staff is friendly...More

Thank ManuelVidarN
Benjamin M, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Namamen, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

HI Manuel We appreciate your feedback. Mentioning the original flavour i guess you are talking about the soup as such. compared to Japan where most of the ramen are served with either a chicken or pork (sometimes mixed) base we use a beefstock in our...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The ramen and the gyoza appetizers were quite good. It was not the best ramen we have had, but the place is worth a visit if you want a lighter meal and a break from rather heavy Swiss food.

Thank Vfm_foodie
Benjamin M, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Namamen, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

We are glad that our ramen was among the better ramen you have had so far. Gyoza is always a safe bet, you are right! And yes, it is most def a lighter meal than most of the food offered in our territorial kitchens.

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I've been to this modest sized restaurant a few times and have always found it reasonable. The menu is mainly noodles based. During our recent visit we had the gyoza and edamame for starters followed by toga wan tan, a ramen soup with shrimp dumpling...More

Thank Ramdas P
Benjamin M, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Namamen, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hi Ramdas P The wan tan men Ramen is our current Special, our Pick of the year No.2. we try to change our Specials continiously. Our Bento boxes and Hiyashi Ramen(Cold noodles) will hit our stores by the beginning of June. thanks for coming in...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

I was quite excited to go to Namamen for dinner, however I was slightly disappointed. The menu was good and there is a decent selection of Ramen to choose from, but for me it wasn't tasty enough and I found the noodles a bit too...More

Thank Iain G
Benjamin M, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Namamen, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Dear Iain G thank you for your visit and feedback. Always striving to meet people's expectations and trying to improve all levels from taste to offer over service quality we encourage customers to give feedback. can you tell us more specifically what you were missing...More

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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