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Ryo's Noodles

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
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Published August 14th 2016
Located between Pepper Lunch and 48 Flavours, Ryo's Noodles on Gouger Street is a great place to enjoy a great variety of ramen dishes. The restaurant is very popular with the locals, particularly during the peak dinner hour, so you may wish to make a reservation. The dishes offered here are similar to that served at Ajisen Ramen Japanese Restaurant.

The pork broth used in their Ramen in Soy Sauce Flavoured Soup with Roast Pork, Egg and Naruto had a delectable savoury flavour that partnered well with the tender pork, soft egg and ramen cooked to al dente. Naruto is the name given to the type of Japanese fish cake that has an eye-catching spiral pattern in the centre.

Ryo's Noodles, Ramen in Soy Sauce Flavoured Soup with Roast Pork, Egg and Naruto, Adelaide
Ramen in Soy Sauce Flavoured Soup with Roast Pork, Egg and Naruto (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Offered as a daily special during one of our visits, the fish stock in the Ramen in Fish & Pork Stock with Fried Leek gave the dish a delicious flavour that was not too strong. The scattering of fried leeks helped to give a bit of contrast to the softer ingredients of the ramen.

Ryo's Noodles, Ramen in Fish & Pork Stock with Fried Leek, Adelaide
Ramen in Fish & Pork Stock with Fried Leek (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


A good choice for those wanting a rice dish, their Karaage Bento consists of Karaage Chicken served with two types of salad, rice and miso soup. The Karaage Chicken was tender with a crisp coating with the topping of Tonkatsu sauce enhancing its flavour. An element of freshness was provided by the salads with some Japanese mayonnaise provided for dipping the chicken in.

Ryo's Noodles, Karaage Bento, Adelaide
Karaage Bento (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


For those that like a ramen dish with a bit of spice, the Ramen in Spicy Hot Flavoured Broth with Roast Pork and Egg is a good choice. The chilli incorporated into the broth gave the dish a delectable spicy flavour which was not so intense that it overpowered the tastes of the other ingredients.

Ryo's Noodles, Ramen in Spicy Hot Flavoured Broth with Roast Pork and Egg, Adelaide
Ramen in Spicy Hot Flavoured Broth with Roast Pork and Egg (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The Ramen in Tokyo Style Soy Sauce Broth with Roast Pork, Egg, Bamboo Shoots and Naruto is one of the ramen dishes which use chicken broth instead of pork broth. Compared to the ramen dishes that use pork broth, the flavour is a bit less savoury with the ingredients cooked just as well as the ones in their pork soup ramen dishes.

Ryo's Noodles, Ramen in Tokyo Style Soy Sauce Broth with Roast Pork, Egg, Bamboo Shoots and Naruto, Adelaide
Ramen in Tokyo Style Soy Sauce Broth with Roast Pork, Egg, Bamboo Shoots and Naruto (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Another good choice for a rice dish, the curry in their Japanese Style Curry with Minced Beef and Chicken Cutlet was mild enough that it can enjoyed by those not used to spicy foods. The chicken cutlet was fried to golden brown and the Japanese pickles added an element of tanginess to the dish. This dish is a good option if you prefer a simpler rice dish than the bento.

Ryo's Noodles, Japanese Style Curry with Minced Beef and Chicken Cutlet, Adelaide
Japanese Style Curry with Minced Beef and Chicken Cutlet (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Ryo's Noodles also offers a selection of small dishes that can be eaten as a snack or as an accompaniment to their ramen and rice dishes. While their Okonomiyaki was cooked just right, we thought the portion is not sufficient for full enjoyment of the dish. The portion of the Karaage Chicken dish on the other hand was very generous. The chicken was cooked as well as the one that came in the Bento Box meal. Spicy Karaage is the spicy option and has quite a kick to it.

Ryo's Noodles, Okonomiyaki, Adelaide
Okonomiyaki (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Ryo's Noodles, Karaage Chicken, Adelaide
Karaage Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Ryo's Noodles, Spicy Karaage, Adelaide
Spicy Karaage (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


This restaurant had the ambience of a small café with a decent amount of seating, which was spaced a good distance apart from each other. Off-street parking is conveniently located in the U-Park located not too far from the restaurant.

Ryo's Noodles, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Ryo's Noodles, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

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When: Mon-Weds: 11.45am-9pm, Thurs, Sun: 11.45am-9.30pm, Fri-Sat: 11.45am-9pm
Phone: 08 8410 0752
Where: 78 Gouger St, Adelaide, SA
Cost: About $15 per main dish
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