Ramen Butcher

Ramen in Gastown & Chinatown

One of several new Asian-themed restaurants arriving in Chinatown in recent years, this is the first North American foray of a well-known Japanese ramen franchise. The signature thin noodles come in several broth-bowl varieties with slabs of slow-cooked pork; we recommend the garlicky Red Spicy Ramen. Still have some soup in your bowl? They'll toss in a second serving of noodles for free.

It's mostly about the ramen here, but there are also several gyoza varieties to fill you up (including an unusual pork-and-cheese version).