Ramen Station is the newest concept that has opened in Larkin on Memorial next to Grant Park Market. Ramen Station offers many varieties of ramen include creamy pork tonkotsu, spicy beef ramen, and “dipping” lamb tsukemen, with noodles and condiments served in a separate bowl to be dipped in the broth. I love the unique style of the restaurant and the simplicity of the menu. We ordered appetizers and the main entree.
For starters, we had edamame and an order of potato croquettes. They were so delicious. The edamame was steamed to perfection and topped with delicious sea salt. The potato croquettes were fried to perfection. On the side was a kewpie mayo, which is basically a Japanese mayonnaise’s. The potato croquettes and kewpie mayo went hand in hand.
Now, time for the main entrees. We ordered the Spicy Chicken Miso and the Miso Salmon Rice Bowl. To start, the portions are a great size. For the price, the portion exceeds the price. I ended up taking half of my food to go. The Spicy Chicken Miso was spicy and very delicious. In the bowl, there was chicken dash chicken broth, tender chicken breast, sea salt, a good amount of veggies and a shoyu tamago egg.
I will say, I did remove the egg. (Fun fact: I no longer eat eggs. I stopped liking them when I was a teenager and never could get myself to eat them). I also ordered a side of fried tofu. The aroma of this dish was so warm and I couldn’t wait to dive in. Perfect amount of spice, not overly salty, tender chicken and tons of noodles. If you are in the mood for a warm spicy dish – Spicy Chicken Miso is the way to go!
Next, we have the Miso Salmon Rice Bowl. This bowl is perfect to satisfy your rice bowl craving. A blend of seaweed, radish, lemon, and green onions. On top, you have a beautiful piece of fresh salmon. When everything is mixed together, the flavors blend creating the most delicious salmon rice bowl ever. Very filly and a must try! I had a chance to meet with the head chef, Kevin. His recommendations were so on point and he lead me in the right direction when it came to ordering my extra ramen toppings! Thanks for the excellent choices!
The atmosphere is so unique and welcoming. The design of the long, narrow space recalls Tokyo ramen shops. But the decor is more classic American diner, with white subway tiles on the walls, black and white checkerboard tiles on the floors, and ’50s-style Formica tables and Naugahyde chairs and bar stools. If you are in Atlanta and have a taste for ramen, be sure to check out Ramen Station located at 519 Memorial Dr. SE A6 Atlanta, GA 30312 (Grant Park area)