Polly and I visited Ramen Sanpachi on West Broadway for our cake meet. Since Ramen Sanpachi only opens for lunch at 11:30 am, we had plenty of time to pass. We spent more than an hour at the Chapters at Granville and Broadway, browsing books.
The reason we picked Ramen Sanpachi because we saw their promotion in the Klip magazine. During the week that we went, they were offering a 50% off for Yatai Ramen and 30% off for a few other ramen like Miso, Shoyu, Shio and Spicy Ramen.
The above is their lunch menu. They are mostly ramen with some side orders. You may click on the menu to view larger.
The above are their dinner menu which has much more varieties like vegetarian, salad, oyster, sashami, rolls, seafood, meat, hotpot and dessert. We noticed that they have half size ramen after 5:00 PM for $6.95. The menu is clickable for clearer view.
Ramen Sanpachi has a narrow setup. There are booth seats which line both sides of the walls. Ramen Sanpachi has a bar that serves sake.
We ordered the Yatai Ramen … since it has 50% discount. It’s regular price is $8.95. When we asked the server what is Yatai Ramen, she told us it is a ramen without vegetables. It has a mild broth. It is described as traditional Japanese ramen stand flavour. The bowl of Yatai Ramen has char siu, wood ear, bamboo shoot, seaweed, naturo (fish cake) and some kind of bread (the piece that sits right to the spoon) as we were told. We like the ramen which is al-dante and springy.
We also ordered a Spicy Ramen to try. The regular price for this is $8.95. The broth is made with miso and spicy sauce. It is thicker soup base. This is not spicy to us but it is really salty.
The Spicy Ramen has all the fixing like the Yatai Ramen except the seaweed. In addition to that, it also has onion and bean sprout. We felt that this bowl of ramen is much bigger than the Yatai Ramen with the additional vegetables in it.
We had orange and pineapple juice to quench our thirst after drinking the broth from the ramen. The drinks are $1.85 each.
The discounted prices are certainly very attractive. They do accept credit cards.