Find authentic Japanese noodles at Ramen Jun
Ah, ramen, the Japanese noodle dish that my husband has loved since his days in Misawa, Japan.
My only ramen experience had been Cup of Noodles, which I botched in college and hadn’t touched since. So when we decided to try ramen in Frankfurt at Ramen Jun, I was excited. This foodie had only ever seen it on “No Reservations” and other cooking shows, so to experience it in person was going to be real treat.
Ramen Jun is in Frankfurt West, close to Congress Center. It’s easy to miss except for the people waiting outside for a table inside.
Yes, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, Ramen Jun had a wait, a good sign. The waitress took our name, handed us menus and told us the wait was about 20 minutes. The menus were in English, German and Japanese, but I had looked online and already knew what I wanted to order. My husband hadn’t and looked over it with care.
The 20 minutes turned into 40 but did not bother us. Once inside, the staff immediately took our order. The service may seem rushed, but when there’s a line waiting to get inside, tables must be turned quickly.
I ordered an avocado wasabi salad and Kuro Ton classic, my husband the gyoza and Miso Ton Special.
Within minutes, my husband and I had our starters, both of which were delicious. The avocado wasabi salad had a hint of wasabi but was not overly spicy like I thought it would be. I’m not a fan of gyoza but my husband liked them.
Soon we had our ramen. Of course, I had some missteps trying to eat mine, and my husband had to show me how, but soon I was slurping like a pro. The noodles were cooked to perfection, and the pork slices were tender and flavorful. My husband loved his special, which had roasted tomato slices, avocado, pork and a boiled egg, the more tradition version.
Within 30 minutes, we slurped, paid and left. With our bellies full of broth and noodle, we agreed to visit again.
Ramen Jun takes reservations by phone. Cash or credit cards are accepted, and the restaurant is open seven days a week.