|Address:||20 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA|
|Working:||11AM–3:30PM 11AM–3:30PM 11AM–3:30PM 11AM–3:30PM 11AM–3:30PM 11AM–3:30PM 11AM–3:30PM|
(September 2015): Nom Nom Ramen recently reopened its doors after renovating their interior. While Ive been having issues with quality (see old review below) over the past couple months I decided to give them another chance. The appealing decor was the most apparently change and when we arrived we were seated by a server. If youve been here before, this may sound weird as Nom Nom has always been an "order at the desk" kind of place. The service was very attentive and informative, and I decided to upgrade my pork belly (butabara) to pork cheek (tontoro). I highly recommend it. The quality that had been absent in their ramen for so long is back and improved. In this visit Nom Nom Ramen has assuaged all my past criticisms and I again cannot wait to come back. Old Review (June 2015): Over a year ago, Nom Nom Ramen would have easily received 5 stars. The price and quality of the ramen makes for a great meal at an excellent value. However, within the last year the quality seems to vary from day to day. A few times I was disappointed with what I received. A restaraunt is as good as its worst meal, and lately Nom Nom Ramen has been struggling to be average. If you go, try the Pork buns along with you choice of Ramen, they have been my favorite part of coming here everytime.
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I stopped by Nom Nom earlier tonight with a friend and it was fantastic. Service was fast, the hostess/cashier was polite and very cute. I ordered the Shio original with an order of spicy buns with crab in them I believe. My friend ordered the pork buns. Both were excellent even though I liked the pork buns more. The Shio was fantastic and had bits of pork in that was the best Ive ever had in my life. Actually, I had to double check to see what it was because it was so good. The actual ramen was tasty without being over spiced. The broth was also surprisingly good without being bland or over spiced. Its a bit pricey but the quality of the food makes it worth the stretch at least once or twice a month, whatever the budget allows. Highly recommended. Nom Nom Ramen will probably become one of my favorite places to eat in Center City, Philadelphia.
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The ramen flavours are all above average (*for Philly*; if you are expecting quality like youd get in Japan or even the best NYC ramen shops, you are going to end up making yourself needlessly miserable), and the portion sizes are reasonable (however the prices are *slightly* high.) Its a nice, friendly little neighbourhood ramen joint. They get four stars because they have my favourite spicy ramen in Philly AND they have mango creamy soda. A lot of people dont like that they switched to table service, but it doesnt bother me that much. If you REALLY dont want table service, theres another Nom Nom Ramen in a food court in University City, though I find that one to be of inferior quality.
During my recent visit to Philly I tried Nom Nom for my dinner. The place is not huge but has decent amount of seating available. The menu is not exhaustive but covers the traditional and basic ramen dishes. They have a daily special too, I choose to order the regular sized shiyo which comes with pork. I upgraded to add a soft boiled egg and extra pork. Overall the meal was $12 bucks. The quantity of the food was good , the food came out quickly out of the kitchen. Now coming to the flavors, I believe the taste was decent nothing extraordinary and the shiyo was little on the expensive side. Service was good nothing special
Short: 4/5 because great flavors, location, fresh ingredients, good price, helpful staff, subtracted one because the broth is way too salty. Long: I have tried many different Ramen shops around the city and this place is in my top 3 - the flavors are amazing, great presentation, location and price, the only reason I am giving it a 4 stars and not 5 is that the broth is so salty that I could not drink it at all - would not recommend for people with high blood pressure or kidney disease.
This place is overpriced, and a little below mediocre. We got there right as they opened, so everything wasnt close to ready. The tea came out right as we were finishing the meal, still lukewarm. The shishito peppers were basically raw, just covered in a thin sheen of oil. And the ramen broth wasnt nearly as hot as it should be. Also, strangely, if you order an egg with your ramen, you only get half of one. The only saving grace was that the pork in the ramen was actually very good.
1st off accepts credit cards and cash, contrary to info in the Google Maps summary. Loved my dinner. Had pork buns with pork belly, and the aka nom nom noodle soup which has pork jewel, which is supposed to be more tender than the pork belly. Both cuts were super tender. And each dish was super flavorful. Servers and manager are very welcoming hosts. They explained the differences between the different dishes which helped me choose two dishes I enjoyed greatly.
This place is decent and it has decent ramen. The broth was mild. The noodles were a bit below average quality. The meat was good - very tender and great taste. I liked the pork buns the best! They are sandwich style rather than pork cooked inside the bun. The atmosphere was a lot better than I expected for a place called Nom Nom! Natural wood walls, ceiling, and peaceful lighting with tasteful decorations made it very comfortable.
Delectable. Exquisite. Delicious. Fantastic! I have nothing negative to say about this ramen place. They have the pork belly recipe down to the T. The broth is the perfect blend of flavors, and their noodles feel like heavenly strands of juicy goodness. The service was great, the prices were perfectly set. The ambiance of the place was very relaxing. They accept cards, and cash. This is by far one of the best ramen places in Philly.
The ramen tasted like soap... Im guessing they had just cleaned my bowl or something, but it tasted like there was soap in the broth. I thought maybe it was ginger or something at first so I didnt get it replaced but after trying a few more bites I dont think it could have been anything else. I felt sick after eating it... Anything that didnt touch the broth was great though. The atmosphere was really nice and the price was good.
After living in Japan for 18 years and eating ramen throughout this doesnt quite make the cut for authentic Japanese ramen. The noodles are soft and pretty flavorless, broth is bland (ive tried miso and shio, miso is a bit better). The chashu (pork) was surprisingly good though. Expensive for what you get. Better than some places in Philly, but Id recommend Terakawa ramen for the closest thing to Japan.
Great ramen place, offers traditional options with modern/Western twists. My personal favorite place, for its environment and food, to eat in Center City. I love the high seats that face the window out into the street for two people, and the tables are great for groups. The naruto and pork in ramen, pork buns, and green tea are my personal highlights.
Freaking delicious. Even better this time around. They changed something but I couldnt figure it out. Food was awesome. The waitress could have been a little nicer but wasnt paying attention to her with that bowl of ramen in front of me. Edited : waiter and waitress were awesome this time. Food was amazing as usual.