Ramen Butcher in Chinatown has been opened for awhile now. Since they took over the space from the underrated East of Main Cafe, the line up at Ramen Butcher has been out the door. At least the origami cranes survived!
Waiting in line really takes away from the whole dining experience. I’d like to avoid it as much as possible. Similar to the newer Japanese noodle restaurants in Vancouver, The Ramen Butcher offers handmade ramen that represents the current and popular trends of Tonkotsu broths from Japan – thinner noodles and richer umami broths. The Ramen Butcher is part of the Menya Koji Group.
Their signature ramens are color coded:
- Red: spicy garlic
- Black: roasted garlic
- Green: basil and parmesan
- Orange: miso ground pork
There are also the classics like Tori Chicken and veggie options available.
Ramen Butcher offers free Kaedama (extra noodles) for the first refill. This is pretty cool as other ramen places usually charge $1.50 or $2.00!
Green Ramen: Interesting flavors with basil and parmesan cheese as we are not used to this. Our taste buds was a bit intrigued in the beginning.
Red Ramen: Tonkotsu pork broth base with spicy garlic paste, noodles, half lean/half fatty aburi pork chashu, served with their medium boiled marinated egg. You can choose your spiciness level with this ramen. It is a bowl full of comfort.
The Ramen Butcher
Cuisine: Ramen, Japanese, Noodles
Tue 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
223 E Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z6