Nishiki Ramen

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    ( 2 reviews )
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8055 Armour St Ste 201a, San Diego, California, USA, 92111

Serves meat, vegan options available. Ramen restaurant but with marked vegan items, including vegan noodles, soy meat karaage, edamame, and tofu.

Categories: Ovo, Japanese, Take-out, Non-veg

2 Reviews

First Review by haleydaley

Vegan Ramen - Edit

Vegan ramen has been on the menu since day one at Nishiki. The Ramen Del Sol offered a light and frothy yam and almond broth with tender housemade noodles and a light array of veggies. At that time I would have easily called it my favorite ramen in Southern California. But the $15 price tag (which after tax and tip is nearly a $20 meal) kept me from making frequent visits.

Now that ethereal bowl is gone, replaced with the less lyrically named Vegetarian Delight ($9.80) with vegan noodles (+$1)--not commercial spinach noodles, but real toothsome wheat noodles. Topped with two slabs of organic tofu, corn, tomato, bamboo shoots, fried garlic, and spring onion in a very salty cream broth, this dish trades in subtlety for a kitchen sink of toppings, a salt assault, and a lower price tag. It's a clear market reaction, pushing for better sales, that I'm sure is working... although I miss that moment (in this bowl, in this life) when art was more important then income.

Pros: Clearly marked vegan menu

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10/10 would recomend - Edit

Only one real vegan option unfortunately. But! it was delicious and definitely satisfied my ramen craving!

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