Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
Popular Canadian import, Kinton Ramen, had a successful launch in Fulton Market and witnesses a steady flow of noodlers. The chain is about to debut a second Chicago location in Wicker Park at the end... Read More
Popular Canadian import, Kinton Ramen, had a successful launch in Fulton Market and witnesses a steady flow of noodlers. The chain is about to debut a second Chicago location in Wicker Park at the end of October, 2019. Dubbing itself the "Ultimate Japanese Ramen Experience," Kinton Ramen aims for an authentic culinary trip to Japan via executive chef Aki Urata's commitment to serving the highest quality broth and noodles. Plus, orders are voiced in Japanese, ramen is served with wooden ladles and the space is designed in a modern, Kyoto-style minimalist fashion. The rich broth is made from scratch simmering pork and chicken bones for over 20 hours: pork has a nice char and the fried chicken in karaage ramen stands up to the shoyu or spicy broth and noodles. Choose thin or thick noodles and any of 18 add-ins. You can also get Original Karaage solo to dip into garlic mayo. Cold apps includes Takowasabi, marinated octopus with wasabi stem and torched sushi-grade salmon over daikon. Dumplings, rice dishes, vegetarian items, mochi, sake, and cocktails round out the menu.
- New and Popular Restaurants: "There are often deals like a 32 oz Sapporo with spicy or original karaage chicken for $15 - big enough for two!"
- Best for New and Popular Restaurants Because: Kinton Ramen's commitment to high quality product and aim to offer an authentic ramen restaurant experience puts it on the "eat map."