Tonbo Ramen

4.6
139 Reviews
$30 and under
Ramen
The aroma of the broth will welcome you. The heartiness of the noodles will give you sustenance. And the flavors of the ingredients will bring you strength – in mind and spirit. This is Tonbo Ramen. A place of comfort and warmth. Where delicious, authentic ramen made from scratch can be enjoyed in the company of friends, loved ones or even in blissful solitude. Happy Slurping!
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great! Enjoyed our meal very much. Will definitely be back.

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Goddess318
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I've never had ramen before so this was a great starting point for me! My friend and I shared the Garlic Teriyaki Wings, which had just the right amount of char on it for me. It was amazing! We both had ramen bowls. His was the Tonkotsu and I had the Shoyu. I loved everything about the ramen bowl. It was flavorful and filling. I could definitely go back over and over again for it. I also had a cocktail (the Goku). It was a lime green drink and was kind of tart. It was so smooth that you could not tell that there was alcohol in it, but you did feel it rather quickly.

The not so loveable part of the evening was our waiter. He seemed very impatient and would walk away midsentence without hearing what we wanted. It was very rude and inconsiderate. He consistently did that throughout the course of our meal.

Overall, I would go back because of the food, however I hope to get a waiter with a better attitude.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great!

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RalphE
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and well portioned. The service was attentive without hovering and the staff is friendly.

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DTnL
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The quality of food is lower than expected. We ordered the tonkotsu ramen and it came out with wontons. The soup doesn't taste that great either.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only one waiter but it’s not the restaurants fault. It’s unemployment malign servers not want to work. Food was great and beer was cold!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only complaint was about another guest that was screaming. Food was great some of the best and most flavorful ramen I've have.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff. It was our first time at a Ramen restaurant and we were not disappointed, the food was fresh and delicious

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DavidE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was mediocre, expected better service. Overall was good, would like to try a real authentic noodle restaurant before returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food for the price. Enjoy the atmosphere. Been before and will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful like always:) will definitely come back again and again!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gohan bowl, seafood ramen, and the ram'n cheese bites were all immaculate. 10/10 would recommend. Service was great as well. We will be back soon.

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vipKyleB
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The shrimp buns are delicious! The poke bowl was great too. So, glad they added something new.

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PeteB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant great service saying great food every time we go

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Girly
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my son’s 18th birthday here and everyone loved it! Wonderful staff, amazing food, and great atmosphere. We will definitely return.

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Jesse
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. I got the lamb chops and a warm cauliflower salad and it was the perfect lunch.

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kitaN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious, I love the vibe of the restaurant, I don’t live in Raleigh so I don’t know when I will be back. But I’m definitely going there when I do return to Raleigh.

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Kyle
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. We look forward to returning soon.

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DouglasM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place for exceeded my expectations it was great

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vipmichaelf
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Highly recommend, some great items on their menu...food is really good !

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seafood Ramen was good, duck ramen was not so good. Shishito peppers were very bland and a bit too burnt. Topped with something that looks and tastes like goldfish food. I will certainly return, but my date and I weren’t very impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Ramen!

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VictoriaS
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service! Food is amazingly scrumptious :)

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LauraH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! We come every year with family when they come to town for a volleyball tournament. Never disappoints!!

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CarmeshaE
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for a quiet date, and speedy service. Shout out the the male waiter that night on 2nd floor.

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CMae
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Love their menu top to bottom and nevery skip the drink menu.

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JoeS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome experience as always at Tonbo. If you’re looking for authentic ramen, poke and saki (awesome and unique beer and cocktail drink menu) then I’d highly recommend this place!

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kra101
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! I had the shrimp buns and vegetarian ramen and they were the best I’ve ever had. We’ll definitely go again!

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RyanB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great people working there! We have eaten here several times and always a great experience!

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KCMB
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious, service was great, it was a little noisy, but I think partially because there are now fewer tables and more space due to COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Food!!!

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iLoveFood05
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I've been to Tonbo twice now, both times the food & service were both fantastic. Their prices are extremely reasonable for the quality and portion sizes you receive. Highly recommend.

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SarahB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing food in a casual downtown spot. Will definitely be making this place a regular part of our date night rotation!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent, as far as the service, eh it needed more spice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty Christmas Eve COVID dinner.

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Louie
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Amazing!! Food was great, the atmosphere was relaxed and chill. Definitely adding to my “Favorites” short list.

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EricaE
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty and the environment was intimate and comfortable. Would highly recommend it.

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NaomiT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Start with a (now) INSIDER TIP: We booked bar seating through the OpenTable app, however, once we checked in they told us bar seating is first come first serve (they had a table held for us anyway). Regardless, ask to sit upstairs! Downstairs looks unfinished and not very cozy; upstairs is where the “dinner date” ambiance is at. Luckily the bar was open and we were helped by the nice man working the bar. He made a great cocktail recommendation for me and whipped it up fast (something with dragonfly in the name I think). The food came out very quickly and hot and was delicious. Highly recommend starting with the fried cheesy ramen bites. My boyfriend said he had ramen once and didn’t like it, but now he does after trying it at Tonbo. :)

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JoshC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the best meals I've ever had. Will definitely be back again and again!

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ChadR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food eat it multiple times a year great food for a good price

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Tonbo Ramen is rated 4.6 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.