Dining out
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14. Ramen Do

In celebration of Auckland Restaurant Month, I will be posting 31 quick-fire reviews on 31 restaurants and cafes in the Auckland CBD and city fringe.



The atmosphere is…
More like a cafe rather than a Japanese restaurant. They had a renovation but it’s still quite bare and utilitarian. Only a smattering of Japanese touches so there is not much ambience. Which is why people…

Come here for…
Ramen of course! A noodle shop first and foremost and most diners order ramen.

The most interesting thing on the menu…

  • Tuke Men – ramen noodles served with dipping sauce

Unexpectedly wonderful…

  • The beautifully cooked eggs. Boiled and marinated with runny yolks.

I would come back to try…

  • All of their ramen, add $1 egg (or extra meat if you prefer).

Catering to…
Omnis and vegetarians. No gluten free options, although you could order a rice dish and ask for no soy sauce.

Vegetarian options available but limited.

Expect to spend…
$15-$20 per person.

The service is…
Functional. At the counter or table side. Up to you.

Avoid if…
You prefer to share meals, these aren’t designed for sharing. Avoid if you don’t like noodles. Their other dishes OK but not as good as their ramen. Avoid if you have a small appetite, their servings are robust! Also, they don’t have liquor licence so this may deter groups.

Ramen Do
167 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace
Open every day except Tuesday


  1. lethally says

    When you mention options like this, you really REALLY make me want to head up north. I *LOVE* noodles! We have a couple of good Japanese places in Dunedin – including a new sushi bar that has just opened up in the Meridian Food Court that is surprisingly good – but we still lack the variety you get in the bigger cities.

    I must visit Japan some day…

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