Please keep in mind that this is NOT a review of Kinton Ramen. I attended their soft opening last night and believe that it is only fair to do a full review once they officially open. I simply want to post some photos and give everyone a little sneak preview of whats in store for Kinton Ramen. (Grand Opening: Friday May 18, 2012)
Kinton Ramen (@KintonRamen) / Facebook: KintonRamen is small & narrow restaurant located on Baldwin Street. This is the third restaurant opened by the owners of Guu Toronto (@GuuToronto). Unlike Guu Izakaya and Guu Sake Bar, Kinton Ramen is a cozy eatery dedicated to serving only ramen. Based on my experience at their soft opening- the ramen here was delectable, the staff were very warm and helpful, awesome vibe (like always) – honestly a ramen lovers’ rejoice!
I arrived at Kinton Ramen for their soft opening right at 5pm.
Once you walk through the doors, on your right you’ll see a stand up – communal table.
Bar / Love the little piggy decor behind the hostess.
We opted to sit at the kitchen bar! I love open kitchen concepts – get to see the chefs work their magic.
Kinton Ramen has yet to obtain their liquor license. So we opted for one of their soft drinks.
House Lemonade ($3.00)
Gyoza ($3.50) – House made dumplings
Karaage ($4.80) – Regular or Spicy Fried Chicken – Opted for Spicy
My view all night =D
Cheese Ramen ($10.80) – Miso and light soup, swiss cheese, beansprout, corn, basil & kinton pork (choice of pork belly or shoulder) – opted for pork shoulder
Kinton Pork Ramen ($12.80) – choice of miso, shio, shoyu or spicy + extra volume of Kinton pork
(choice of pork belly or shoulder or both) – opted for both porks & waitress highly recommended miso!
The bill is presented on a mini dim sum tray.
Hungry now? So am I! Can’t wait to be back for their Grand opening (Tomorrow – Friday May 18, 2012) It was honestly a very tasty & rich meal – I can imagine that it will only get better from here!
Please note that they do not accept reservations. It is a first come first serve basis.
For more information about their hours, location, menu items& updates – please visit the following.
www.kintonramen.com / Twitter: @KintonRamen / Facebook: KintonRamen