Raijin Ramen (Toronto)

Man, Toronto has the best lunch deals!  I was in town on a Monday and caught up with two friends over lunch.  We were craving ramen and since last time I tried Sansotei, my friend had a new place in mind for me to try: Raijin Ramen.

Ramen Raijin

Ramen Raijin

The place was busy but not too packed, a nice change from most of the ramen places that I’ve been to.  Very spacious with a nice, relaxed, modern vibe to it.

We were seated by the big statue and did not have to wait (sweet!).  I did some research beforehand so I knew I wanted to try out the lunch deal.  Two of us got the “Special Combo” lunch deal and the other ordered a special bowl of ramen.

Lunch menu

Lunch menu

The Special Combo includes a small ramen, rice bowl and salad (sesame and soy sauce dressing).  Price is amazing ($11.95 for all that).  We ordered:

Special Combo #1
–  Bamboo charcoal dark miso ramen (extra $1.50 for this type of ramen + $1.00 to upgrade to regular size).  The broth was very flavourful and had half an egg (cooked perfectly) along with one piece of pork.  Delicious!
Bamboo charcoal dark miso ramen

Bamboo charcoal dark miso ramen

–  Torimayo don – boiled chicken and mayo, green onions, sweet sauce and nori seaweed on rice.  Nothing crazy but a nice, simple dish to compliment the ramen and salad.

Torimayo don

Torimayo don

– Salad (sesame and soya sauce dressing) – perfect size with a sweet, light refreshing sauce.
Salad

Salad

Special Combo #2

–  Toridashi shio ramen (chicken broth salt ramen)

Toridashi shio ramen

Toridashi shio ramen

–  Soboro don rice bowl – chicken soboro, nori seaweed and scrambled eggs on a bed of rice

– Tsuke-me ramen ($15 after added extra meat/egg/vegetables) with side bowl of Tonkotsu shoyu-dare (dipping sauce).  This comes on the side and you dip your noodles in the sauce separately.  My buddy only orders this every time he goes.

Tsuke-me ramen

Tsuke-me ramen

Go for lunch, such an awesome deal!  Plus they have a loyalty program where each time you order ramen, you get a stamp for each bowl.  Would definitely go back to try out the other ramen bowls.

Raijin Ramen
3 Gerrard St East
(647) 748-1500

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