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Minneapolis' Best Ramen at Ramen Kazama


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Gyoza, Vegan Curry Rice Bowl, and Japanese Soda at Ramen Kazama.

Photo by TJ Turner

Ramen Kazama opened its doors recently, and MnMo’s Rachel Hutton explains to MPR’s John Birge why it’s quickly becoming a favorite in the Twin Cities.

The ramen joint dishes up a bowl made with chicken broth and fried chicken with shiso leaf that holds a sweet flavor (Rachel grows the green in her garden). The dish is reminiscent of American chicken noodle soup with a familiar warmth. Beyond ramen, they also offer great appetizers including gyoza, seaweed cucumber salad, and lightly seared beef tenderloin.

Nestled at 34th and Nicollet, the new restaurant has a cool personal vibe with a communal feel. But be prepared to wait if you’re not there right at 5 p.m. when it opens. The line starts early, and they don’t take reservations or takeout orders.

If the line is a tad too long, John and Rachel recommend going over to Masu

Listen to the full Moveable Feast segment at Classical MPR.

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