Yah Yah Ya Ramen Richmond リッチモンドでラーメン屋 家家家 opened awhile back but I never knew it existed until this past week. My colleagues suggested we try this place. Yah Yah Ya Ramen is located where Richmond Sushi used to be in Union Square next to Supermarket 2000, Top Chiu Chow Cuisine, Coco Hut and Pho Queen is located. I wanted to find somewhere in Richmond with consistency and good broth to fulfill those ramen cravings.
The space inside Yah Yah Ya Ramen is quite cute and welcoming. There are little fences in the middle of the restaurants to divide the spaces.
Yah Yah Ya Ramen is said to be the first authentic Yokohama Iekei Ramen in Richmond. Their menu includes shoyu, shio and miso ramen. You get to choose hard, normal or soft noodles. Thick, normal or light broth and of course fatty, lean char siu. The Iekei broth includes thick pork tonkotsu based soup with chicken.
Spicy Miso Ramen 10.75 regular | 12.25 large: served with 2 pieces of chashu, bean sprouts, seaweed and flavored egg. The broth was geared towards the sour side and some kick. But I didn’t particularly enjoyed their spicy broth. It was like a heavy tabasco sauce soup. The egg was near hard boiled. I do like the lean chashu that was quite tender.
Black Tonkotsu Ramen 11 regular | 12.50 large: Bamboo shoots, toasted seaweed, marinated egg and 2 pieces of chashu. Again, not impressed with the “ajitama” egg and how well done it was. The broth was very similar to their shoyo except from the few droplets of mayu (black garlic oil) on top.
Shyou Ramen 9.75 regular | 11.25: This shoyu ramen is much like the black tonkotsu ramen minus the mayu black garlic oil and bamboo shoots.
Gyoza: light pan fried but very dry and below average. The skin is too thick and firm.
The service was friendly and prompt at Yah Yah Ya Ramen. This makes for a great lunch spot where you can be in and out within 30 mins. The broth however wasn’t anything special. It didn’t have the umami complexities that you leave your lips smacking!
Yah Yah Ya Ramen Richmond リッチモンドでラーメン屋 家家家
Cuisine: Japanese, Ramen, Noodle Bar
Tue 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
8388 Capstan Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4B6