Kenzo Ramen is a small, cozy spot in the downtown core that offers affordable, creamy, rich and deliciously made ramen. They mainly offer ramen and rice-based meals such as deep fried pork cutlets (tonkatsu/katsudon), as well as seasoned and sliced beef and chicken served with miso soup and salad. I love when the restaurant is so simple, but cooks with all their heart. This is definitely one of my favourite local Japanese spots for lunch or dinner. You can get a satisfying meal for less than $15 here! There are so many great ramen places in Toronto to choose from, it’s amazing.
There is a large diversity of ramen (with vegetarian options) but today I got the Tonkotsu Ramen which is a rich and creamy pork-based soup, topped with roasted pork shoulder, a soy-sauce marinated soft boiled egg, bokchoy, menma, naruto maki, scallions and red ginger. The noodles were plentiful and the broth was cooked to perfection.
The meal above is called the Tonkatsu Teishoku which is a deep fried pork cutlet served on a bed of rice with a cabbage salad and miso soup. The pork was topped with a delicious tonkatsu sauce and it was extremely crunchy and satisfying. The meal had just the right amount of balance.
I would highly recommend this place!
Have you been to Kenzo Ramen? How did you like the food? Let me know in the comments below!
522 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M4Y 1X9