Ramen Danbo is a new Japanese ramen noodle restaurant that took over the space from Zakkushi Kitsilano on 1833 W 4th Avenue. Seems like the ramen craze hasn’t slowed down one bit in Vancouver. Some recent ramen noodle shops like Jinya Ramen in Kerrisdale, Ramen Butcher in Chinatown and now Ramen Danbo in Kitsilano are popping up like spring bunnies. Goodbye, Kintaro (you were never good anyways!) I think I will add Ramen Danbo to my list of best ramen noodles in Vancouver.
Now, it is about regional style and thinner noodles. Kaedama (extra noodles) is an extra option to satisfy your hunger if the bowl is not big enough or if you just want to soak up more umami broth.
Ramen Danbo, brings traditional Fukuoka-style Kyushu Hakata Tonkotsu ramen to Japanese food fans in Vancouver. We liked the aroma of their our signature Tonkotsu broth. It is solid with a rich umami savory taste. They say on their website it is always made daily in-house with specially treated water, free from impurities. Vancouver’s finest water!
We like how you can choose your noodle firmness, broth thickness, and spiciness level (5x, 10x and 15x).
Classic Tonkotsu Ramen 9.45: Signature Tonkotsu Pork Broth. Pretty solid broth. The cha shu was tender and not overly fatty. Add a soft boiled ni-tamago flavoured with soy sauce egg for 1.50.
Blazing Hot Rekka Ramen 10.45: Five times the spiciness of the classic Tonkotsu Pork Broth made with Ichimi Togarashi red pepper imported from Japan. We liked the extra heat without overpowering the pork bone broth base. We added an ajitama egg also. The onsen egg was slightly over cooked.
Pan-fried Yaki Gyoza 4.75: Crispy skin. A moist crispy pork and scallion dumplings.
We’re pretty happy with Ramen Danbo and would definitely return. Remember to get the stamp card. One stamp per ramen ordered.
Cuisine: Japanese, Ramen, Noodles
Mon 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
1833 W 4th Ave Vancouver BC V6J1M4