Tokyo Ramen in Bogota

A bowl of ramen, salarymen in the background.

A bowl of ramen, salarymen in the background.

Yup, I found the best place for Tokyo style ramen in Bogota. The restaurant is located at Carrera 11 and Calle 98, overlooking the little park between 11 and 12. (*** update January 5, 2016 **** Telephone number is 609 09 59. They are open Monday-Saturday from noon to 9:30 p.m. and on Sundays/holidays from noon to 6 p.m.)

The place on the left doesn't get many customers...

The place on the left doesn’t get many customers…

They must cater to salarymen because they aren’t open for dinner on Saturdays, nor are they open on Sundays.

Fried cutlet on rice noodles.

Fried cutlet on rice noodles.

I enjoyed the soft tofu appetizer, the kontaksu (fried pork or chicken cutlet, here served on fried noodles as light as air), and the calamari which were soft and tender.

Fresh tofu, ginger and onion, and bonito (dried fish) flakes.

Fresh tofu, ginger and onion, and bonito (dried fish) flakes.

Some people would probably like me to keep this place a secret. Ooops.

Fried calamari.

Fried calamari.

8 responses to “Tokyo Ramen in Bogota

    • Ricardo,
      Thanks for the comment. Perhaps you can tell me where there are more Japanese restaurants of this caliber? Which are your favorites?
      M

      • Sure, there’s another Ramen Restaurant called Ramen Factory Tokai-No-Men , in calle 93B # 13-65, Centro Comercial Vei Plaza. It’s very small and the menu is limited to ramen and some appetizers, but the ramen is good and the prices are low. It has a weird schedule so look it up in Facebook first.

        Then there’s Sushi Gozen, Carrera 14 # 93B – 45, which sells Japanese food in general and has some traditional dishes. It’s more upscale though.

        Finally one of my favorites is Arigato, also Japanese good in general in Calle 80 No. 11 – 28. What I almost always order there is their katsu kare.

        All of the above cook authentic Japanese food. Enjoy!

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