Santouka Ramen

16 Apr

Santouka Ramen

Rating: ★★★★☆
595 River Road (Inside Mitsuwa Market Place), Edgewater, NJ 07020
Website
(201) 941-1004
Price: $
Hours:
Mon-Sat 11 am – 8:30 pm
Sun 11 am – 8 pm
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Santoka is well known for its ramen shops in Japan, where they have dozens of locations. Outside of Japan they have only seven, six in the States (one in New Jersey) and the remainder in Hong Kong (Causeway Bay). They’re famous for their delicious ramen noodles in a full-flavor soup. When it comes to ramen, the soup is just as important as the noodles and Santoka has them both. Their noodles are fresh and their soup is amazingly good. They have three serving sizes (small, regular and large) and four soup bases (salt, miso, spicy miso and soy sauces) to choose from. My favorite is the shio (salt) and if your like me who likes an egg with my ramen, I recommend getting the set. For additional $2 you get an egg and your choice of side rice. You can find Santoka in the food court section of the Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater, NJ. Be prepared to wait on line, this place has a huge following and gets really busy on the weekends. In like-Japanese fashion, Santoka only accepts cash so don’t bank on using the plastic here. Overall, Santoka is great place for ramen, probably the best in New Jersey, but Ippudo is still the best I’ve ever had in the US.

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Realistic replicas of items on their menu

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Their menu as of April 16, 2009

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Shio and Shoyu Ramen set

Lunch at Santouka Ramen 22Feb2012c
Shio Ramen set

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Hiyashi Chuka (seasonal – only offered during the summer)

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Sticky rice (special – not offered regularly)

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Natto rice

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  1. Affordable Japanese Gift TENUGUI online shop - blog | wuhaonyc.com - November 13, 2009

    […] I had a ramen and Ikura-don (fish egg bowl), and nitama-do (Special boiled egg with soy flavor) in Santoka. I was reading Japanese newspaper NY Japion, and having my ramen lunch set… ummmm…. I […]

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