Finding a ramen place outside of downtown is difficult, but I recently discovered a ramen shop called Takano Noodle Cafe located in a random plaza in Coquitlam. The inside is tiny but the place was completely full when I got there. Their menu is simple, like most ramen places, and they offer a few different types of ramen and some gyoza as a side.
I ordered the miso ramen which came with noodles, corn, bamboo shoots, green onion, and char siu (and I opted out of the bean sprouts). The miso broth was flavourful and rich and there were lots of chewy noodles in the bowl. The char siu was only okay and there was just one small piece of it in the soup. I wish they had put in a bit more. The rest of the toppings were fine and what you would find at any ramen place.
Overall I enjoyed the bowl of ramen. It filled me up and satisfied my ramen craving. The ramen here isn’t mind blowing but it’s simple and comforting and a good alternative when you can’t make it downtown to go to one of the many ramen restaurants there.
Yes, for ramen in Coquitlam.