Restaurant Review: Marukin Ramen

Restaurant Review: Marukin Ramen

As most of you know, I am a Ramen fanatic. When I heard the news that Marukin Ramen (A Toyko ramen chain) was coming to PDX. I was pumped! I attended the soft opening last week. I really enjoyed this ramen and noticed it is much different from other ramens around the city. The difference for me was the broth. It has a richness and complexity in flavor. You can really taste the developed flavors and it leaves you feeling warm and satisfied. I also love the simple toppings and freshness of the noodles. Everything was cooked well and really played well with each other. I can’t wait to head back to Marukin Ramen soon. A top ramen in PDX, if you ask me 🙂

Marukin Ramen serves a variety of different ramen with different types of broth:

Tokyo Shoyu
Tonkotsu Shoyu
Marukin Red
Marukin Vegan

Also serving appetizers, sake and beer! I ordered the Marukin Red. (pictured with red broth below) I am a spicy food lover, and honestly this didn’t have much kick- (so if you don’t love spicy, you can still try this) but the flavor was fantastic. I’ve never had a “red’ ramen, so I was eager to try something new. The “Marukin” broth is rich, creamy and flavorful. I saw several people also order the “Shoyu” broth, which is more of a soy sauce base, it also looked fabulous. I don’t think you can really go wrong here. All the dishes are worth a shot- even the vegan! (I heard great reviews!)

You can now have some Marukin Ramen for yourself. They are still doing the soft opening. Daily hours are 11a-3p. The grand opening April 1. The new hours will be 11a-9p. I highly recommend you stop by!

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Want more info on Marukin Ramen? Check out the website.
Address: 609 SE Ankeny Suite A


Rachel xo



    • March 17, 2016 / 8:35 pm

      It was! On a rainy day, can you imagine anything better?

  1. March 17, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    I love your passion for food. These dishes look awesome. Hope you had a great and enjoyable day.

    • March 17, 2016 / 8:35 pm

      Thank you Candy for the sweet note. Means a lot to me!

  2. March 17, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    Their ramen is so good! I went a few weeks ago and was loving everything I tried. It’s also a bit more affordable than some of the other places in PDX.

    • March 17, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      You went with Jane right? I remember chatting. Glad to have you part of the pdx blogging community! Loved your post today.

  3. March 17, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    These all look amazing. I can’t wait to get a chance to give this restaurant a try!

  4. March 17, 2016 / 11:42 pm

    I’ve been on a bit of a ramen kick lately, and even visited a few of the highly touted ramen dens in town in search of the perfect bowl. Unfortunately, the ones I’ve visited have been only OK so far, and definitely didn’t live up to the hype. However, I am ever-hopeful, so I will have to give this one a try. Thanks, Rachel!

  5. March 17, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    Your photos are great! Thanks for the review and I love how they chose to list the ingredients so a vegetarian like me can be sure there’s no meat in the bowl.

  6. March 18, 2016 / 10:15 am

    When I traveled through SE Asia, I passed many of these types of restaurants. They always smelled so delicious, but I never stopped in. I think I would enjoy the vegan or miso variety.

  7. March 19, 2016 / 5:13 pm

    This looks delicious. I am also a Ramen fanatic so I am all for this type of restaurant!

  8. March 20, 2016 / 3:36 am

    YUM. I want to try all of the ramen!

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