Monday, June 15, 2015

Rate-A-Restaurant #342: Kanpai Ramen and Poke Bar (Glendale)

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Restaurant: Kanpai Ramen and Poke Bar

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Location: 1023 E Colorado St (Glendale)

Type of restaurant: Ramen, Japanese

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We stipulated: We didn't want to venture far, and we'd heard about nearby Kanpai, which is bringing much overdue ramen to Glendale.

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They stipulated: While ramen is their specialty, Kanpai is jumping into the whole poke craze, and also has an extensive boba and tea menu.

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What we ordered: Mike: Spicy tonkatsu tonkotsu ramen with chicken ($9.95); Maria: Tonkatsu tonkotsu ramen with pork belly ($9.50); Kids: Tonkatsu tonkotsu ramen with chicken ($9.50); spicy tuna roll ($6); taro milk tea with boba ($3.50); mango milk tea with boba ($3.50)

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High point:  The bowls were big enough for the Blogger Kids to split, and the right amount for us (I ate all of mine, while Maria had some left over).

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Low point:  We were in a bit of a rush, but it was hard to get the attention of the server. Also, the Korean music videos were interesting but a bit distracting.

Overall impression: The meat had a slightly fermented taste, which was interesting, although I couldn't decide if I liked it or not. But points for the wide menu, and I can't wait to try the poke bowl.

Will we return: Yes.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ramen in Glendale? That's new and different.

A113 said...

FYI, what you ordered is tonkotsu, not tonkatsu. Tonkotsu means pork bone and refers to the base of the ramen stock. Tonkatsu is a breaded and fried pork cutlet.

Mike said...

D'oh! Just fixed it.

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