Good news! There's a new Ramen place in Koreatown. It's called iNoodle @ 623 Bloor St (a block or two west of Bathurst).
We were trying to decided where to eat last night en route to Bloor Cinema, and fortunatlely my husband remembered this place that caught my eye a few times before it opened. Such a good choice!
Now - I've only had the ramen from Double Happiness once before they closed, and once from Konichiwa on Baldwin, so I'm no ramen expert, but to me, this was far better than either of those.
The menu lists 8 varieties of ramen, Yaki Soba, Tonkatsu Don, Unagi Don (which I plan to try next time around), Galbi, Gyoja (gyoza?), yakitori and a few other things.
We got 2 combos - one with Shio Ramen and Tonkatsu, and the other with Shoyu Ramen and Gyoja ($9.50/$8.75). Goodness gracious was that fried pork fantastic. So were the gyoja - delicate wrapping, flavourful filling. And the ramen? Yum. I think I prefered the Shoyu broth to the Shio, but the differences are subtle. Both came medium spiced (which was spicy by our statnadards and we like out heat) chock full of firm, silky, slurp-worthy noodley goodness.
Pleasant atmosphere, seems to be run by a Japanese family. A window into the kitchen adds to the experience.
I'm excited to go back.