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03 May, 2012

Yamagoya Ramen (山小屋)

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Japanese Food

We read a newspaper article about Yamagoya Ramen recently and we decided to visit them since we love exploring new food places all the time. After reading a couple of food blogs, we learnt that Yamagoya Ramen in Solaris Dutamas is the first branch of this famous chain from Kyushu, Japan, with over 140 franchised outlets in Japan.

Yamagoya Ramen, Kuala Lumpur
Located in Solaris Dutamas, we generally find that restaurants here are rather difficult to locate, the directory was not updated and it was fairly difficult to navigate, nevertheless, we found the place after exploring the mall for a while.

Interior, Yamagoya Ramen
The restaurant was clean and cozy, decorated with traditional Japanese calligraphy.

Ramen Machines, Yamagoya Ramen
Near the entrance of the restaurant, the machines which were used to produce the ramen can be seen through a transparent glass display. Ramen are made and served fresh in the restaurant.

Gyoza, Yamagoya Ramen
Their menu was rather simple and mainly focused on ramen. We started our dinner with a plate of Gyoza (焼きギョウザ). Priced at RM11, the fried dumpling was served with vinegar and it was fresh and juicy. It was a good start to the meal!

Mukashi Special Ramen, Yamagoya Ramen
Priced at RM24, we had a bowl of Mukashi Special Ramen (昭和ラーメン) since it was one of their most famous dishes. We had a sip of the soup and we knew it was going to be good. The tonkotsu broth was delicious, it was creamy, milky and very flavourful! The bowl of noodles was filled with slices of Char Siu, bamboo shoots, beansprouts, ear fungus, spring onions and semi-hard boiled egg. The ramen itself was flavourful, eaten with the treasures served with the noodles, it was excellent! Also, we loved the soy sauced egg, Yamagoya’s was exceptionally good that we almost wanted to order more separately.

Spicy Tobanjan Ramen, Yamagoya Ramen
We also had the Spicy Tobanjan Ramen (激辛ラーメン) for RM22. Slightly similar to Mukashi Ramen Special, it was served Char Siu, bean sprouts, ear fungus and spring onions. We also had a separate plate of Spicy Tobanjan sauce where we mixed with the soup. The broth turned red and it had a spicy kick to it, it was very good, we loved the ramen a lot!

Overall, we were very impressed with the standards of their ramen. We thought it was as good as Santouka Ramen in Pavilion. If you’re looking for authentic Japanese ramen, this would be the right place for you!

Restaurant Information
A2-G2-8, Solaris Dutamas,
No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6206 2220

17 Responses to "Yamagoya Ramen (山小屋)

1 | email2me

May 3rd, 2012 at 1:52 am


I love the spicy doubanjan ramen! I just had a full fledge review with them which I find this is my personal top rated ramen house in Malaysia.

2 | Baby Sumo

May 3rd, 2012 at 9:54 am


Love the ramen here…. the char siu is good also!

3 | The Yum List

May 3rd, 2012 at 1:31 pm


Ramen places seem to be popping up all over the place. Yum. 😉

4 | Sean

May 3rd, 2012 at 5:58 pm


the spicy Tobanjan ramen sounds like it’d be interesting to try! almost like a japanese alternative to curry mee! 😀

5 | ai wei

May 3rd, 2012 at 7:47 pm


slurrrp! looking great lar. bad u both, never ajak one

6 | Simple Person

May 6th, 2012 at 4:58 pm


the egg looks perfectly cook…
i agreee nowadays many ramen shops had popped up..I guess that it is simple dish…

7 | eatonlylar

May 8th, 2012 at 4:33 am


Email2me, we read your review on Yamagoya Ramen, coincidentally we posted on the same day! Yeah, their ramen is exceptionally good, we loved it a lot too!

Baby Sumo, yup, we love the Char Siu a lot, it was soft and had a melt-in-your-mouth effect which we enjoyed eating.

The Yum List, we have to agree with you! There are more ramen establishments lately, can’t wait to try them all out!

Sean, haha, that’s a different way of looking at it. But it was very delicious indeed, do check it out!

Ai Wei, haha, it was a last minute thing, we shall visit this place next time alright? =)

Simple Person, yeah, we loved the egg so much! I guess ramen are getting popular in Malaysia lately.

8 | Benny

May 11th, 2012 at 5:33 pm


tried this Ramen today, a bit disappointed from my expectation. Maybe i compared it with the one that i had in Tokyo last week. But for those never try before, no harm trying. After all different people different taste……..

9 | eatonlylar

May 17th, 2012 at 1:29 am


Benny, Tokyo does serve very good quality ramen, can’t be compared to Malaysia’s I guess. Yeah, we still recommend people to try Yamagoya out, it’s one of the best ramen places in KL!

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June 11th, 2012 at 1:46 am


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11 | Menya Musashi (麺屋武蔵)
 | Eat Only Lar!

June 14th, 2012 at 2:53 am


[…] knew it was going to be good. It was the best among all Ramen places we have been so far, beating Yamagoya Ramen, Hokkaido Gantetsu Ramen, Hokkaido Santouka Ramen and Marutama Ramen. Although slightly oilier than […]

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June 16th, 2012 at 1:03 am


[…] knew it was going to be good. It was the best among all Ramen places we have been so far, beating Yamagoya Ramen, Hokkaido Gantetsu Ramen, Hokkaido Santouka Ramen and Marutama Ramen. Although slightly oilier than […]

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August 17th, 2012 at 3:13 am


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February 28th, 2013 at 3:49 pm


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