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RaRa Ramen

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Published December 14th 2018
Hoorah for RaRa Ramen
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Delicious RaRa Ramen Redfern

Make a visit to your next favourite place to eat in Sydney and get your hands on your own bowl of delicious ramen goodness.

It's impossible not to be in awe of the talented chefs at RaRa Ramen, who are dishing up artfully executed bowls of ramen to their hungry diners.

Redfern is three kilometres from Sydney's CBD, a culturally diverse suburb packed full of exceptional restaurants to try, including RaRa Ramen, which is about a three-minute walk from Redfern station.

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RaRa Ramen, Regent Street, Redfern

We arrived a couple minutes after midday on a Saturday and were seated right away. Ten minutes later, a line of hungry, eager customers was forming outside, eyeing the 30 or so occupied seats within.

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Looking out at Regent Street from the bench seats

The space features an open kitchen, with wooden ceiling accents throughout. There's window and bar seating, as well as table and chairs towards the rear near the kitchen. A large pink neon sign depicts a bowl of noodles and a frothy beer, which, now I think about it, is probably why we each ordered a beer with our noodles. We chose a locally brewed Yulli's Seabass Lager ($9.00) .

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Welcome to RaRa Ramen Redfern

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The busy RaRa Kitchen

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Interior space and bar

The menu here is intentionally simple, (5 ramen, including a vegan option), so if you like ramen, then this is where you want to be. You can begin with entrees such as edamame with chilli sea salt ($4.50) or pork gyoza ($8.00 for 5 pieces) if you want to - or do as we did - Save your appetite for the main dish - Ramen. Hakata-style noodles are made fresh daily on the premises. When ordering, you have the option to add chilli, black garlic and miso and customise to your liking.

Friendly staff delivered our meals to us quickly. Soup ramen ranges from $16.90 - $18.80. The vegan option is served with specialty tare seasoning, grilled tomato with black pepper, seasoned bamboo and shallots and extra toppings can be added. A sweet, light and fragrant dish.

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Delicious vegan option for veggie lovers

The RaRa tonkutsu in-house pork tonkutsu shio, creamy broth (the broth takes 14 hours to make), free range chashu, free range Ajitsuke tamago, with seasoned bamboo, free range seasoned egg, shallots and shredded black fungus.

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RaRa Pork Tonkotsu

There's a soupless ramen on offer featuring thicker noodles, pork, wombok, bean sprouts, chilli oil, mayonnaise, fried onion and mackerel bonito ($19.50), as well as a rice bowl, which has pork belly on rice, with a 63 degree sous-vide egg, shallots, pickled ginger and RaRa seasoning (gluten-free) ($16.00)

On the tables, there's also a little pot of chilli paste to give you even more heat and sesame seeds in grinders, for an added subtle nutty taste. You can also ask for an extra serving of noodles to have with the rest of your broth if you need it.

Drinks on offer are white wine, rose, red wine, ($12.00 - $15.00 per glass/$42.00 - $52.00 per bottle), 9 kinds of beer and ciders ($8.00 - $14.50), spirits ($12.00 - $13.50), as well as non-alcoholic drinks ($3.00 - $5.80)

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Yulli's Seabass Larger

We finish our meals and exit outside, past the waiting line of customers. RaRa Ramen steams ahead one bowl of salty, chewy, slurpy, broth and noodles at a time.

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Traditional Japanese methods learned, perfected and delivered. If you haven't tasted ramen yet or love it so much you need another place to get it, you'll be happy here.

We will definitely be back.
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Why? One of Sydney's Best Ramen Spots
When: Lunch: Tuesday to Sundays 12:00 pm 2:30 pm / Dinner: Tuesday & Wed 5:30 pm 9:30 pm, Thursdays & Fridays 5:30 pm 10:00 pm, Saturday 5:00 pm 10:00 pm, Sundays 5:00 pm 8:30 pm
Where: 66b Regent Street, Redfern, NSW, 2016
Cost: $16.00 - $19.50
Your Comment
The vegan dish looks delicious. I think with Ramen, you don't need to go more complicated than those five basic soups.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 851 days ago
Love the name!
by Michael Genrich (score: 3|1745) 852 days ago
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