Noodles, Ramen, Sushi Bars
Price Range : $11-30 ($$)
Adress: 111 N State St Fl 7, Chicago, IL 60686
- list_altTakes ReservationsNo
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForLunch
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- insert_emoticonAmbienceCasual, Classy
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- local_barAlcoholBeer & Wine Only
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- tvHas TVNo
Absolutely in-LOVE with this hidden gem!
I have been going here for 3 years!
A lot of ramen places are too-heavy! This one is just perfect!! They give generous portions of everything. I can share with my sister sometimes too!
I get the mushroom-tofu ramen and the radish on the side which adds a nice crisp freshness to the soup too!
STILL coming here for affordable, satisfying Ramen on a cold Chicago day! Plus, Rewards Program available.
COMBO is rightly priced. Half portion for half price. $15 full SHOYU RAMEN with 4 pcs (half) of freshly made TUNA AVOCADO roll.
Beautiful $8 nigiri's and rolls are also available.
THE WAY of the Noodles, Japanese Style: tasteless noodles must be consumed with salty (okay, a tad salty) broth for balance. It's the same method in properly enjoying Soba Noodles. Noticed the tinted broth? Very Japanese! In old France, you drink the tinted broth as a prisoner in shackles that we now call French Onion Soup (you only get onions). Food Preparation is a reflection of culture!
Note that the Ramen is made as Takashi intended the flavors, and textures should come together as ONE perfect bowl. Noodles and Bowls may constrict and expand, but the precise ingredients are consistently the same.
The healthy side effect of SALTY FOOD? Drink more water. NOW, you are properly hydrated. :-*
Was excited to be able to have Ramen in a convenient location in the heart of Downtown and the exterior of this foodstall was so promising.
However, the Ramen was quite a let down. Besides saltiness, there isn't much to write about. It is true that Ramens are salty, but theres an infusion of multiple layers of taste that comes with it as well. Unfortunately for the Ramen at Tabo Sushi... the layers of flavors from the pork tonkotsu broth or the Miso broth are MIA.
The upside is the generous portion and warm soup for a cold day.
Verdict: enjoy your own instant ramen at home.
As others have mentioned, it's not the fastest place but there was no one in line ahead of us so it wasn't too bad. The lady at the counter was very friendly and helpful. The bowls of ramen were large and the ramen, broth, and veggies were quite good. I wasn't a big fan of the chicken in my ramen though. It was quite dry and tough.
In the words of my coworker: "this is decent ramen for a food court".
Located on the 7th floor of Macy's, Noodles by Takashi Yagahashi offers ramen bowls, sushi, and various sides. I got the lunch combo with a full bowl of miso ramen and half order of potstickers. All said and done, it came to about $14. The ramen portion was huge and I actually couldn't finish all my noodles but slurped down all the broth. The one part of the bowl I really didn't enjoy was the cut of pork and the way it was prepared - just wasn't up there. Neither was the service - the workers appeared to be mostly confused with orders and that really slowed down the line. Once you do get your order though, try to find a table by the window to enjoy your meal with a view of downtown