IKEMEN Ramen Bar

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CAN$30 and under
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IKEMEN offers delicious Ramen and Japanese cuisine in the Calgary area.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Ramen, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: 11:30 am-2:30 pm, 5:00 pm-11:00 pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:30 pm-11:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm-9:00 pm
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Phone number
(403) 452-2148
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Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
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MT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've been to Ikemen a few times now and always enjoy the ramen. We consider trying other places, but always decide to return. Our family of 4 each has its go-to item.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very delicious! Food was made very quickly and respectful workers

OT
Calgary
38 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good enjoyed the experience

DW
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly service and great food as always.

DW
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again great food and service!

DW
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ramen and sushi as always.

SH
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for lunch in Sunday. Was a little worried about parking as the street gets pretty full in Sundays after circling twice I noticed a back parking area. Very convenient.

I made rez on open table which is very convenient. We were seated right away. There is a good selection of Ramen (hot and cold) and selection of sushi and rolls.

We ordered shoyu special, shio, and miso ramens. All were excellent. Noodles were curly and al dente. I particularly like the shoyu broth. Least like but still enjoyed the shio. I was worried about the taste since they use chicken broth but was pleasantly surprised. Each bowl had pork belly and pork medallions - yum. The shio and miso had soft boiled eggs - yummy. Not as much veggies as other places but plenty flavour which is what counts. We ended with pineapple coconut ice cream which was good.

Relaxed atmosphere and great service. They also have happy hour specials so will have to come back.

DW
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - great food and great service.

KT
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the broth!!

EM
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our waitress struggled a bit with the English language so she was a bit hard to understand but she was very pleasant so that was fun. We had a group of very loud gals sitting near us so occasionally it was hard to hear. Overall we really like this neighborhood gem.

J
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service and Food were great...again. Ran out of Diet drinks again. Needs attention.

PK
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Only downside to this restaurant is the unpleasant smell. Not sure if it’s because it’s an old building, but it’s enough to prevent us from goi g a lot more regularly.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited for 15 minutes without a single server approaching us. They blindly gave our reserved table away.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, nice atmosphere, and attentive staff.

TS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

My reservation didn’t seem to help with getting a table. After waiting for 10 minutes for someone to acknowledge me, we were seated and the ignored for 20 minutes without so much as an offer for a drink. My date and I decided to cut our losses and leave.

j
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Add more server as your place is way too busy for two servers only

RB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We chose this restaurant over many others according to the menu and reviews. We were very pleased with our experience and enjoyed our anniversary meal. Minako was our server and she was wonderful and very helpful and pleasant. She really helped make our special occasion extra special. I look forward to going again.

DW
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ramen is always great - no matter what bowl you choose.
As well if you’re a sushi lover this place has some of the best in Calgary.
Last, the Sake selection has enough variety depending on your taste and price point.
A place I frequent often and a place I will continue to do so!

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ramen! Service was outstanding!

P
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Mushroom Ramen was BLAND. They used Crimino and White Button mushrooms opposed to more fragrant Asian Shitake and Oysters. They did throw in a couple Enoki...but just to make it look different. It was quite a disappointment. Not a place I would recommend for authentic Ramen. I would only recommend it if you wanted a fusion creative type ramen. Other than that it was overrated online.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service.

SJ
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is outstanding. Try the roasted tomato veggie ramen with cheese curds. Mmm

WP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ramen tastes like store bought ramen noodles

OT
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The server was alone and could have used some help. He tried his best, but couldn’t keep up with all the tables. Food sat for a while before being served, items forgot.
Soup was good though.

MW
Calgary
40 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent ramen noodles and excellent, friendly and informed service. I was impressed. Thank you!

CB
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place to get a bowl of ramen. The broth was a bit too salty for us though. The char siu pork and chicken were nice and tender. The egg was perfect. I added the yuzu spicy paste and I would highly recommend it.

SM
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OpenTable made it easy to book a spot during their dinner rush.

We arrived during happy hour and had lots of choice of sushi apps with our Ramen. We have been there numerous times and the food is consistently great. The service is wonderful and the food served timely. Highly recommended. Only challenge has been getting parking on busy days.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They didn’t have a table for 2 available (I had made a reservation for Valentine’s day) but the delicious food and great service more than made up for that.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No doubt one of the best Ramen places in Calgary. I truly recommend the Roasted tomato Seafood Ramen.

SS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had dinner at Ikemen before the opera last Saturday. The crowd was young and the place had a good vibe. I am personally not a big fan of the communal tables as I find it hard to carry on a conversation with my friends but that seems to be a trend these days. The Unagi Poutine was very good but the ramen was just ok. I would try it again for sushi but I would go elsewhere for ramen. Our server was excellent!

SJ
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ship Ramen is delicious! Something about their broth...

o
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was on the hunt for a good creme brûlée with my gf. A friend recommended ikemen and we were not disappointed. Ordered some rolls as well and they were delicious and was suprised to see the bill come out to only 60 bucks. Definitely coming back.

e
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great ramen! I'd definitely come back again for ramen and the Unagi poutine!

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great first experience, my date really enjoyed her meal and service.

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I ordered a Shio Ramen and was surprised that it was so flavorful. Portion size is a bit smaller than I’m used to though.

L
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Good if you like fusion type cuisine. Restaurant is very trendy.

SM
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ikemen - My son loves the food at Ikemen. From the unique Unami poutine to the delicious Gyoza - the good is always hot, tasty and great value. The service is efficient and friendly. It was his bday and it was the place to go for him and now he has introduced a few of his friends to Ikemen. They all say they will be back!

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food. Heat wasn’t running when we got there. Cold day outside so it wasn’t very cozy. They turned on heat after I requested it. Good service. Will be back.

A
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I believe that it is a bit over rated to be the BEST Ramen in Calgary. We had way better ramen in Toronto and Kuma Yama at Lake Louise make more delicious ramen and more ingredients than this restaurant. However, the Asian provided decent service to us, not the man because we are Asians.

TK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in for lunch on a Wednesday and the place was not that busy. Tried both the Shio and Miso Ramen and they were both excellent. Soup is a chicken stock base instead of pork, but it's very flavourful. The noodles were chewey as well.