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What do the Ramen experts think of Suzu in Japantown?

veebee | Mar 15, 2006 09:31 PM

Just curious. I'm no expert and am trying to develop my Ramen palate. I've eaten at Suzu a couple times and liked both the broth and the noodles. Today I had a spicy ramen. Forget the exact name but it's on the lunch special menu. I thought it was great. the broth was deep and rich and just a little spicy. It had enough fat to make it really luxurious without being greasy. The noodles were quite firm. I liked them a lot, but don't really know how they are supposed to be. I've had mushy ones at other places that I didn't like nearly as well. The sign says they make the noodles daily.

The only place I've tried that is on Melanie and other hound's ramen lists is Ryoya in Berkeley and I loved that too, but I couldn't tell you what, if anything, made it better than what I had today at Suzu. I'd love to try the same dish side by side at both places.

I also had steamed shrimp dumplings that were delicious--light, tender and very shrimpy (in a good way). Anyone had any experience here?

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