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Menkoi Ramen House

1004 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-6102
+1 803-708-1569
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“spicy ramen” (13 reviews)
“tonkatsu” (5 reviews)
“pork” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1004 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-6102
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I make many eating decisions on eating establishments by reading reviews. This is one of a few where 4-5 stars absolutely do not match. The food was average at best. I love ramen but this want not my cup of tea.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Luis V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cooked to order, so not super fast, but that's the point. Terrific, authentic ramen. Great for lunch or late night.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JWrightAU1224
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

I visited on the evening of 19 September 2018. Elizabeth took my order and then rubbed her nostrils no less than three times. She even wiped something on her shirt. So disgusting! She got napkins, chopsticks, and a person’s food order and gave it to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DevinP
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Do you like authentic ramen, cheap eats, and late night options? Well congratulations you just found all three. Menkoi has fantastic ramen, and a decent selection of options. You can pick from pork based, miso based, soy sauce based, and vegetable based stocks. Noodles are...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Delicious! I went with a few friends, and we had a blast. The food was great and it had a cozy vibe. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Adam A
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Oishii! This was our second time at Menkoi's and it was delicious again. My sons had spicy ramen and tonkatsu. Both were yummy and full of flavors. I had hiyashichuka (cold noodle "salad"). It was just like the ones I had while living in Japan...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank adp717
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We had a great lunch here! Enjoyed the Beef Rice Curry and the Miso Ramen. Both had great flavors and were generous portions! You order at the counter and your food is brought to you. Very quickly. Would return often if we lived in the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here while traveling through Columbia. The reviews on TA looked promising and Menkoi delivered! We had the spicy ramen & spicy chicken ramen plus the gyoza. Everything was delicious! The service was excellent and parking nearby was surprisingly cheap for being downtown. Highly...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank FunwithFisks
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Great noodle place. The place is small and it can easily be missed but The service is quick and noodles were delish and the portions were big. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank anina2016
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

My daughter wanted to visit this place so we took a lunchtime trip. She ordered the chicken ramen and I ordered the Shuman which were Steamed shrimp dumplings. Her soup was huge any my shrimp was excellent. The shrimp came with a spicy paste that...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank MizTerry
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26 February 2018|
Response from Rushton-Southers | Reviewed this property |
No, they serve authentic ramen dishes only with a few different appetizers (such as Gyoza or Edamame) and stock some Japanese treats and sodas.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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17:00 - 23:00
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17:00 - 23:00
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17:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1004 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-6102
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-708-1569
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