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Benkei Ramen

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1741 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1C9, Canada
+1 604-688-6980
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Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This used to be our favorite ramen restaurant on Robson until Santouka opened. The service is always good and the quality of the food solid. It's still a good back up if Santouka is too crowded.

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Thank Oski85
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went for dinner, we both got the shio ramen, and found it quite delicious. Seating in the restaurant is relatively tight. But I would definitely go back if I'm around the area.

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Thank Bernice L
Ellensburg, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

I'm a big ramen fan. Benkei is a worthwhile noodle shop. The inside is like most ramen/noodle restaurants: small-ish, wood tables and seats/benches, and a little noisy due to the size (don't plan on relaxed conversation here). The shoyu ramen was white and milky, the way it should be. The broth was unctuous and left that light fatty residue on... More 

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Thank deCyphar
Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

We had been wanting to try a ramen place and figured that Vancouver was the best place in Canada to do so. The place is nothing to rave about but the service was incredible, they apologized for the 3 minute wait before ordering and getting our food. The noodles were everything we were hoping they would be and it was... More 

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Thank speedraisser
Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

loving the gravy from the ramen, nice customer service, good value and strategic location next to london drugs.

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Thank Simpirilee
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

Restaurant has shut down and Japanese Spaghetti is now there. Restaurant has shut down and Japanese Spaghetti is now there.

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Thank geovancouver
Seattle
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

Benkei is a great place for a budget meal. Located on Robson Street just east of the corner of Denman, the small shop serves up hearty bowls of ramen at a decent price. They also offer 3 different types of gyoza. I had the shrimp gyoza. It was perfectly done. I had miso ramen with char siu. The broth was... More 

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Thank Todd Y
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

Large bowls of delicious ramen and other noodles. Gyoza equally good, as was the service. Great value for dinner in Vancouver. We visited the location in the West End on Robson.

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Thank TheAdventurers
Singapore, Singapore
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

My family and I, have been to Benkei well over 50 times. We have even won a competition here. We come back to Vancouver every summer and are never disappointed for this amazing ramen. The Shio Ramen is excellent, not too salty but just right. They're pork gyoza is amazing with the right mix of ingredients that just can't be... More 

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Thank Klemense L
Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

Recommended to us by a professional chef, Benkei did not disappoint! Great noodles and great service.

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Thank Darin J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
Japanese, Soups, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1741 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1C9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Robson Street
  • Neighbourhood: Robson Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-688-6980

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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