Kinto Ramen, Hold The Saké

Last night I had the opportunity to fulfil my ramen craving with a good friend of mine Nick (yea, same name, what a twist!).


The place we happened to drop into was one of Kinto Ramen’s establishments near Queen and Spadina, Downtown Toronto.


Upon first entry we were greeted by friendly staff and seated. The restaurant itself was very warm and inviting. Welll lit will bright orange lighting. The Walls themselves had a very interested design engraved into them. Reminiscent of acoustic tiling (perhaps they serve a dual purpose?).

Anyhow, I ended up placing an order for chicken ramen and we received an order of takoyaki.

Takoyaki is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special moulded pan. It is typically filled with minced or diced octopus, tempura scraps, pickled ginger, and green onion.


The ramen came fairly quickly and overall it was a good experience. It was not the BEST ramen I’ve ever eaten (the noodles tasted undercooked and the broth was a bit too bland) but it did hit the spot and I was pretty satisfied to say the least.

Somewhat bland noodles. No bueno.


I’d definitely recommend dropping in for a bite … perhaps you may get a better meal than I did if you order much earlier than 20mins before close!

We sat in front of a glass window that separates the kitchen from the eating area. Yea, the cooks were confused when we did this haha.