Eating @ Kyouka Ramen (Markham)

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I discovered this new place near work via Instagram yesterday. The overall reviews were mostly positive and was curious about another ramen house appearing up north (instead of downtown). Asked a few work colleagues if they were available for another foodie awesome food adventure trip for lunch and they gladly joined in. Off we went to visit Kyouka Ramen.

From the background research, this ramen house had origins back in the 90s in Tokyo. One of the former apprentice came to Canada and started the first "Kyouka Ramen" location in The Beaches area. This Kyouka Ramen location would be the new second location. The previous Big Jack's burger place didn't do too well in this location.

Reviewer: Eating With Gordon
Visit Date: 9/2/2016
Food Rating: 3.5/5
Service Rating: 3/5

The outside has the old look of the Big Jack's burger restaurant with outdoor seating tables. BE-CAREFUL watching your step when going into the restaurant as there is a noticeable gap. The decor was very clean and cool looking. The table tops remind me of my hardwood flooring but in gray colour. There were limited seating (~20) - so I wouldn't suggest large groups visit here. One side of the ways had some golden hexagon patterns that really made the place more brighter during the day.

The staff were friendly and took our orders quickly. They were kind enough to wait for me to finish logging into yelp to redeem a free 1 scope cream (normally $2.5). There was no free wifi.

On their menu, ramen was their specialty. My colleagues ordered the "Kyouka Ramen". Clarification - the original "Kyouka Ramen" was very fatty. If you don't like eating too much fat, you can request with less fat. You can actually order the Kyouka Ramen with extra fatty too.

I ordered the Shio Ramen which has the following ingredients: the wasedible kelp stock, daily chicken broth + clam, salt, pork + chicken chashu, egg, seaweed, greens, naruto fish cake, special shio tare (liquid seasoning).  The default cost is $11. For $4 dollars more, you can get double the toppings (which I did since I was hungry). 

Overall, my ramen was good; however, we found the portions small (including the meat and noodles) ... I found the broth a little salty and would have prefer the Kyouka broth. 

Would I come back again? Probably not. The meal was $15 for lunch and we were still starving ... We could probably find a cheaper place and get more filling food. If was to compare this to other ramen houses, I would probably still go back to Kiu (with cheaper price).

Food Photos:

Shio Ramen - interesting noodle texture

black sesame ice cream ( 1 scope )

Green tea ice cream (1 scope)

Kyouka Ramen is very fatty!

Non Food Photos:

They got usb chargers in the wall for you IGers

Name:Kyouka Ramen
Price Range:$$
Cuisine:Ramen, Japanese
Address:8384 Woodbine Ave, Markham Ontario L3R2N8
Phone:(905) 604-4022
Menu URL:

Kyouka Ramen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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