Hi yah. Insert cliché ninja chopping sounds. So I guess Ninja Club is relatively new but more excitingly, this place has RAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEN. Yes, you read right, there’s finally a place in town that has good ramen! Yes, yes, let’s forget about other Canadian cities for a moment (*cough cough Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver), that already have quality ramen. All you need to know is Ninja Club has a pretty good bowl of ramen for Edmonton standards.
We went on a Thursday evening and the place was packed, with a 99% clientele ratio of Asians. Hahaha, always a good sign. The place is small but doesn’t feel cramped. We were there for a late dinner so we luckily didn’t have to wait and were seated at the sushi bar (3 chairs total). The owners/chef/waitress are both Japanese and they had everything running relatively smoothly. The only suggestion I have is they could have bigger water cups…so dinky at the moment.
Tantan ramen ($12.00) with boiled egg ($1.00 extra)
Miso broth with spicy ground pork, baby corn (interesting), Japanese chili oil and vegetables. The ramen was surprisingly good. Slightly spicy (for my palate) and the noodles had a nice chew/bite to it. The bowl looks small when you get it but don’t worry young lass, it’ll fill you up.
Miso ramen ($10.00) with boiled egg ($1.00 extra)
Miso paste based broth with egg noodles, vegetables and char siu. I had a sip of the broth and it seemed good to me. My friend thought it wasn’t salty enough though.
Spicy salmon roll ($9.00)
You get eight pieces with fresh salmon, avocado, cucumber, spicy sauce and sesame seeds. These were decent rolls, I think my tastes have evolved though, not the biggest fan of rolls anymore. I’ll have to try their nigiri and sashimi next time.
I am stooooooooooooked that there’s finally a good ramen place in town. Bonus that they are right on Whyte Ave. Definitely give them a try, your belly will thank me.
10324 – 82 Avenue