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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been visiting the ramen bar for a few years now and every time I cannot fault the quality of the food or the customer service. The menu has expanded and has a variety of dishes for everyone's tastes. I adore the spinach yasi with...crispy spinach gyoza on top, it is so moreish and the broth is delicious with the rich spinach noodles. The noodles are made fresh in house and you can really taste the difference! Its perfect for meeting with friends, a date, or solo dining - centrally located, with lots of seating. They have a good variety of starters and sides too (delicious european-asian fusion food: personally I love the kimchi arancini!) I love the loyalty card system they use as well, so I can justify all my trips!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for two through the phone and it was very convenient. It may not look like it but the restaurant interior is very cozy. They have a full bar in which they serve drinks whenever called. I can't fathom enough how good the...food was, one of the best eats I ever had! The customer service was excellent, always on the lookout for customers that need something. Highly recommend if you like Japanese meals.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I know ramen is not typically what you think of for food when visiting Dublin, but this place should make your list for lunch or dinner while visiting. The ramen was excellent, you can really taste that the noodles are fresh made. Broth was rich...and flavorful without being too fatty. Both my sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our bowls!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve tried almost every Ramen restaurant worth going to in Ireland, and this is the one I keep coming back to. The noodles are freshly prepared on-site every day and I could easily eat a kilo of them in one sitting. The broths are incredible,...they always leave me wanting more, despite already being full as a church on Christmas morning. Various fresh toppings always carry a satisfying crunch, and it’s hard to go wrong with any of the proteins. Yes it seems to be more and more expensive every time I go but good Lord is it worth it. Special shoutout to the prawn cracker nachos on the appetiser menu. Could start a whole new restaurant based around that concept. Visit this place if you have even a moderate appreciation of Japanese cuisine.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 9 March 2022 via mobile

I booked this place for a dinner and really looked forward to it however I was very disappointed of the quality of the food. The kaarage was extremely fatty, and they made the torishio with fried chicken so just really didnt fit into the broth,...noodles were undercooked. I left probably 80% of the plate. Wont be backMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 28 February 2022

What a lovely experience! The smell from outside drew us in.. the place is huge inside! Beautiful decor throughout, a lovely feel to the place. We were seated and our orders taken. Staff were friendly and the food came out pretty quick! The ramen bowls...alone are huge, but we couldn't resist getting some starters, the menu has so many goodies on it!! The kimchi mozarella arancini balls were lovely, as were the king prawn gyozas! Was a nice touch having our own chilli oil on the table. I've seen some moans about the noodles... but honestly, these were the most flavoursome, lovely noodles I've had in a ramen! Usually I find they can be tasteless and feel so separated from the broth, but these homemade noodles were perfectly soft and so flavoursome. Loved them!! Had the saki with our meal which was a little lethal but topped off the experience! We'll come back from Liverpool again just to visit here. :)More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

5 out of 5! The ramen are bigger enough to share. Highly recommend the beef brisket ramen and pork boa. Really good value for money! We will be back Recommend booking over the weekends

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 13 November 2021

I have visited this place dozens of times before Covid and it used to serve superb ramen. Unfortunately, the current quality is awful. Noodles taste doughy, come rather soft yet taste decidedly undercooked, and mushy. Even the broth feels like some of the flour is...in it, making the whole thing taste like a bad porridge. Ramen needs to have a nice bite to it, and this is worse than canned pasta. We have mentioned this to the staff but even though none of our party has eaten more than a third of the bowl before giving up, nothing was done about it and the steep bill was paid in full. On another note, the service is very slow. It took 45 minutes to have our order taken, and another 25 to get it served. Staff are inexperienced, and even though the smile is nice, I felt sorry for them… Avoid until the former chefs and/or their quality returns, if ever.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 6 November 2021 via mobile

Nice atmosphere in this ramen bar. Original ramen is good and tasty, but I found the pasta too pasty and too much present in the bowl. The balance between pasta and the rest would need to be reviewed. The seasoned egg is delicious, as well...as the prawn gyoza.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 10 October 2021

Visited for lunch on a Sunday, no reservation but they accommodated us which was great. My daughter had spotted the restaurant as we strolled the street so we came back at her insistence and had lunch which was fab. The gyoza and ramen were delicious,...we had the edamame beans too as my daughter adores them and they were "the best she has had". It felt like a mini trip to Japan with the decor and food, will definitely be back. The staff were so attentive and happy to accommodateMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Given the size of the restaurant I recommend that you call in to make a reservation. I visited twice with a group of 5/6 and each time we encountered the restaurant nearly full. So yes, call in and make a reservation... More
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Yes, Kokoro Ramen Bar offers takeaway services.

Kokoro Ramen Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4