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“There's a reason why people line up even before it opens”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Menya Saimi

Menya Saimi
Ranked #13 of 8,734 Restaurants in Sapporo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$9
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Aomori, Japan
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“There's a reason why people line up even before it opens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Let's state the bad things first shall we?
-it's really in the middle of nowhere. 15 minutes by subway and 40 minutes by walking from the city center
-had to wait over 40 minutes to get a table and I came before it opened at 11. Almost missed my flight
-it closes on Mondays and RANDOMLY twice a month
-no English

The good thing:
-it is the best ramen in Sapporo and probably all of Hokkaido. We're lucky they only charge 750 yen per bowl because they could easily double the price and people would still line up
-the soup is perfect. I don't think I ever drank all of a ramen's soup before until I came here

I recommend the Miso Ramen because the staff recommended it to me and it was what they originally served

  • Visited May 2014
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8 Thank kelvinchoi91
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Love their Shoyu Ramen !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

Despite of the looooooong queue, this ramen place was great ! it located at misuno station (blue line). You can easily find it at the street map outside the train gate. We ordered Miso and Shoyu. I personally like the Shoyu better but both was good.

  • Visited February 2013
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11 Thank nyu2n
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