Samurai Noodle House

★★★☆☆
  • 606 Fifth Ave S

    Seattle, WA 98104

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  • 206-624-9321

About Samurai Noodle House

Hours
Monday 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Friday 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Sunday 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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One of the better noodle places in Seattle. We always stop here when we make our run to Uwajimaya's. Conveniently located by Safeco and Qwest field.

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★★★★☆

One of the better noodle places in Seattle. We always stop here when we make our run to Uwajimaya's. Conveniently located by Safeco and Qwest field.

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You can count on SN for a good size portion bowl of ramen that has a lot of love put in to the noodles. I love that you can order your noodles to taste (al dente etc.) In the wintertime, you can get yuzu flavoring, which ROCKS. I think this is one of the best places for ramen in Seattle. My standby is the pork.

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★★★★★

You can count on SN for a good size portion bowl of ramen that has a lot of love put in to the noodles. I love that you can order your noodles to taste (al dente etc.) In the wintertime, you can get yuzu flavoring, which ROCKS. I think this is one of the best places for ramen in Seattle. My standby is the pork.

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I can't say if the ramen soup is good here or not, as the complete ineptitude of the staff caused me to give up waiting for it after being in the restaurant for about 45 minutes, and this is at, like 3 O"CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON! It seems with 4 people working in the kitchen, and NO ONE ELSE IN THE RESTAURANT, they were still able to forget to start my order. I finally realized that my food wasn't coming and got my money back, then went to Fu Lin for ramen instead, which is probably the same thing for a dollar less. Why is noodle soup with a little bit of meat in it $7 anyway? The ingredients only cost, like 39 CENTS! A bowl of Pho that's full of beef is a much better value, and I would recommend that over dining here.

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★☆☆☆☆

I can't say if the ramen soup is good here or not, as the complete ineptitude of the staff caused me to give up waiting for it after being in the restaurant for about 45 minutes, and this is at, like 3 O"CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON! It seems with 4 people working in the kitchen, and NO ONE ELSE IN THE RESTAURANT, they were still able to forget to start my order. I finally realized that my food wasn't coming and got my money back, then went to Fu Lin for ramen instead, which is probably the same thing for a dollar less. Why is noodle soup with a little bit of meat in it $7 anyway? The ingredients only cost, like 39 CENTS! A bowl of Pho that's full of beef is a much better value, and I would recommend that over dining here.

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The place is tiny and has only maybe 8 tables overall, so usually you need to go next door to the Uwaiji foodcourt to eat. A typical bowl of noodle is about $7...and can go up to $10 if you want to "level up" (additional pork slices/flavored egg/cup of rice on the side/etc) I tried the pork/chicken broth which was good but a bit too rich for my taste. The noodle however was very yummy! Chewy, just the way I like 'em! The spicy pork rice dish however wasn't anything special so no need to try it.

1
★★★☆☆

The place is tiny and has only maybe 8 tables overall, so usually you need to go next door to the Uwaiji foodcourt to eat. A typical bowl of noodle is about $7...and can go up to $10 if you want to "level up" (additional pork slices/flavored egg/cup of rice on the side/etc) I tried the pork/chicken broth which was good but a bit too rich for my taste. The noodle however was very yummy! Chewy, just the way I like 'em! The spicy pork rice dish however wasn't anything special so no need to try it.

Pros: nice staff, good noodles

Cons: wait for a table, prices slightly expensive for a bowl of noodle, noodles aren't good after 10 mins

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My fiance and I have been going to Samurai Noodle since it opened. We were so happy to finally be able to get good ramen which has been in short supply since we left Tokyo. The only drawback is that they don't have Miso ramen yet which is one of our favorites. I also think that they've started to cook their noodles a little bit longer than they used to, but you can still ask for firm/extra firm noodles and they come out great. The broth is rich, the portions generous, the toppings flavorful.

I can't help but wonder if those who feel this ramen is bland are overly used to heavily MSG'd and salted broth. This ramen won't taste like a packet of Top Ramen...nor should it. I also feel compelled to point out that the two one star reviews below were written on the same day and I assume by two folks who were eating together. I'm not sure what their expectation or idea of good ramen is, but I can't agree with their recommendation about Teuchi Ramen. I've also eaten at Boom Noodle on Capital Hill and can't say I would go anywhere else besides Samurai Noodle.

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★★★★★

My fiance and I have been going to Samurai Noodle since it opened. We were so happy to finally be able to get good ramen which has been in short supply since we left Tokyo. The only drawback is that they don't have Miso ramen yet which is one of our favorites. I also think that they've started to cook their noodles a little bit longer than they used to, but you can still ask for firm/extra firm noodles and they come out great. The broth is rich, the portions generous, the toppings flavorful.

I can't help but wonder if those who feel this ramen is bland are overly used to heavily MSG'd and salted broth. This ramen won't taste like a packet of Top Ramen...nor should it. I also feel compelled to point out that the two one star reviews below were written on the same day and I assume by two folks who were eating together. I'm not sure what their expectation or idea of good ramen is, but I can't agree with their recommendation about Teuchi Ramen. I've also eaten at Boom Noodle on Capital Hill and can't say I would go anywhere else besides Samurai Noodle.

Pros: Great food, unique, portion size

Cons: Few tables

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Samurai noodle has the best ramen ever!
I recommend their pork ramen+flavored egg and tetsu max (for those who can stand spicy), with firm noodle.
yum!

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★★★★★

Samurai noodle has the best ramen ever!
I recommend their pork ramen+flavored egg and tetsu max (for those who can stand spicy), with firm noodle.
yum!

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Samurai noodle serves the best ramen noodle ever. The broth is just amazing and the price is reasonable.

2
★★★★★

Samurai noodle serves the best ramen noodle ever. The broth is just amazing and the price is reasonable.

Pros: Broth

Cons: Small dining area

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I love Ramen so it's great to have Samurai in town. Their pork broth is for sure the most flavorful of the broths they have so I generally stick to that. The place is tiny, but the prices are good and it's really a place to slurp-and-go. My only complaint is with their soy eggs which are often over-cooked, but that doesn't outweigh the nice post lunch nap I can take after a big bowl of ramen.

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★★★☆☆

I love Ramen so it's great to have Samurai in town. Their pork broth is for sure the most flavorful of the broths they have so I generally stick to that. The place is tiny, but the prices are good and it's really a place to slurp-and-go. My only complaint is with their soy eggs which are often over-cooked, but that doesn't outweigh the nice post lunch nap I can take after a big bowl of ramen.

Pros: Good pork soup

Cons: small, soy eggs could be better

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I cannot believe all the negative reviews about this place. Samurai Noodles serves the best broth in town. I would drink it by the gallon, if it was sold that way.

Bland, really? Anyone who thinks the ramen at Samurai Noodle is bland either is (a) a moron or (b) a moron. Try the pork noodles. You won't be disappointed.

PS - Macha tea is delicious.

2
★★★★★

I cannot believe all the negative reviews about this place. Samurai Noodles serves the best broth in town. I would drink it by the gallon, if it was sold that way.

Bland, really? Anyone who thinks the ramen at Samurai Noodle is bland either is (a) a moron or (b) a moron. Try the pork noodles. You won't be disappointed.

PS - Macha tea is delicious.

Pros: Fresh-made noodles, delicious broth, tea

Cons: Very busy, hard to get tables at peak times

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I was surprised to see the previous reviews. I just went to Samurai last week & I love it!
I got the pork ramen, with extra egg, cost me $8, it was yummy and not bland...Place is really really small, so don't go there if you have more than 4 people. I ate there after lunch hour (3-4ish pm), and people are still coming in.

2
★★★★☆

I was surprised to see the previous reviews. I just went to Samurai last week & I love it!
I got the pork ramen, with extra egg, cost me $8, it was yummy and not bland...Place is really really small, so don't go there if you have more than 4 people. I ate there after lunch hour (3-4ish pm), and people are still coming in.

Pros: good food, cheap

Cons: small place, waiting time

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I and my husband went there because of the ads described it like some kind of worthy Noodle Shop. Of course we went there with anticipation and waiting time wasn't any of our concern. At least not until the food was served. Wow, the worst ramen-noodle and teriyaki bowl we ever had. Both of us stand up with our 1st bite. We will never set our foot in this restaurant again. Don't mention that they serve water in a stylephon cup (do I spell it right?) We were both from Japan and brought up in New York, so you can say we were spoiled but I would rather eat the instant noodle than wasting my time and money there.

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★☆☆☆☆

I and my husband went there because of the ads described it like some kind of worthy Noodle Shop. Of course we went there with anticipation and waiting time wasn't any of our concern. At least not until the food was served. Wow, the worst ramen-noodle and teriyaki bowl we ever had. Both of us stand up with our 1st bite. We will never set our foot in this restaurant again. Don't mention that they serve water in a stylephon cup (do I spell it right?) We were both from Japan and brought up in New York, so you can say we were spoiled but I would rather eat the instant noodle than wasting my time and money there.

Cons: atmosphere, service, food

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The noodle soup was way too bland.... it didn't have the rich taste like other famous Japanese noodle shop. ( I recomend you to get a TEUCHI RAMEN AT UWAJIMAYA instead) Chya-shu (sliced roast pork) was rather dry and has no juicy pork taste. Teriyaki Bowl? Wow! It was the worst among all, they must have gathered all the meat from REMAIN OF THE SOUP STOCK or it would have some kind of pork taste. Trust me, go home and buy some ground pork, add soy sauce, sugar and sake, then slow cook for 3,4 hours....add some red-pickled-ginger.....voilla! Yammy, yammy...juicy tasty SOBORO MESHI.

I had ramen & Bowl set but all I ate was few noodle and a little bit of the meat on top of the Teriyaki Bowl.... Zee, this has been the only time that I went to Ramen Shop and technically didn't eat anything.....Don't wast your time here!

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★☆☆☆☆

The noodle soup was way too bland.... it didn't have the rich taste like other famous Japanese noodle shop. ( I recomend you to get a TEUCHI RAMEN AT UWAJIMAYA instead) Chya-shu (sliced roast pork) was rather dry and has no juicy pork taste. Teriyaki Bowl? Wow! It was the worst among all, they must have gathered all the meat from REMAIN OF THE SOUP STOCK or it would have some kind of pork taste. Trust me, go home and buy some ground pork, add soy sauce, sugar and sake, then slow cook for 3,4 hours....add some red-pickled-ginger.....voilla! Yammy, yammy...juicy tasty SOBORO MESHI.

I had ramen & Bowl set but all I ate was few noodle and a little bit of the meat on top of the Teriyaki Bowl.... Zee, this has been the only time that I went to Ramen Shop and technically didn't eat anything.....Don't wast your time here!

Cons: Taste, Service

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We were excited to try this place but from walking in the place you could tell it wasn't authentic. It's a cute little shop but you can tell it is more westernized. We had the chicken and my friend had the pork ramen and both found it to be very bland. We honestly thought that packaged ramen (the kind you get from uwajimaya next door) tastes much better. Definitely won't be returning as there are many better places to eat in Seattle.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were excited to try this place but from walking in the place you could tell it wasn't authentic. It's a cute little shop but you can tell it is more westernized. We had the chicken and my friend had the pork ramen and both found it to be very bland. We honestly thought that packaged ramen (the kind you get from uwajimaya next door) tastes much better. Definitely won't be returning as there are many better places to eat in Seattle.

Pros: Cute place

Cons: Very bland food

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The one dish I craved after visiting Japan was ramen. It is sold on every block it seems in Tokyo. And all the ramen shops have subtle differences between them. Finally, a Tokyo styled ramen shop opens up in Seattle on the westside of the Uwajimaya building complex. You know this shop is serious about ramen when they ask you if you prefer your noodles firm, medium, soft or extra soft when ordering!

The pork broth is absolutely addictive and is as good as any I found in Japan. It is clearly the standout on their small menu. Extremely rich and flavorful, you can at least know it is good for your skin (or so the menu at least says it is). If you like lots of toppings, the armour bowl is worth a try with extra pork, preserved egg, nori, mushroom and veggies. Other broth options include chicken, fish or veggie.

The place is teeny so if it is full, just get it To Go and eat your ramen in the Uwajimaya food court around the corner.

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★★★★☆

The one dish I craved after visiting Japan was ramen. It is sold on every block it seems in Tokyo. And all the ramen shops have subtle differences between them. Finally, a Tokyo styled ramen shop opens up in Seattle on the westside of the Uwajimaya building complex. You know this shop is serious about ramen when they ask you if you prefer your noodles firm, medium, soft or extra soft when ordering!

The pork broth is absolutely addictive and is as good as any I found in Japan. It is clearly the standout on their small menu. Extremely rich and flavorful, you can at least know it is good for your skin (or so the menu at least says it is). If you like lots of toppings, the armour bowl is worth a try with extra pork, preserved egg, nori, mushroom and veggies. Other broth options include chicken, fish or veggie.

The place is teeny so if it is full, just get it To Go and eat your ramen in the Uwajimaya food court around the corner.

Pros: Authentic ramen noodles, deliciously rich pork broth

Cons: Very limited seating, parking is challenging

 

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