Tonbo Ramen

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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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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambience is good, but I've had better Ramen. I had the Tonkotsu Ramen and didn't feel the flavor or quantity was worth the price. The veggie buns were good and they have a good collection of Sake.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a fantastic experience.

L
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great place to go for casual dining in Raleigh. The buns are delish, and you can't go wrong with the ramen.

V
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So yummy! Great, quick, friendly service and amazing food.

OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and nice ambience

A
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We found the duck ramen to be of excellent quality with a delicate broth and good mix of vegetables and protein. The adult slushies were a nice compliment to the ramen. The staff was attentive but not intrusive. Definitely will visit again to try the other options.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All of the ingredients were fresh and the flavors in the ramen melded together nicely. The presentation of the food was very appealing!

BG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went restaurant week and loved all 3 courses. Who knew Black Sesame ice cream and lavender infused honey could be so good.

M
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was absolutely amazing tonight! The JFC Mazemen was one of the best dishes that I’ve ever eaten in my entire life. Thanks for the V.I.P. service, Sierra. I’m already looking forward to my next visit.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing! Will definitely be back!

JK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

If you’re not in a rush I recommend them. The service was painfully slow.

s
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A small ramen shop located off South Wilmington, I paid a visit to Tonbo during restaurant week. Though they did not have a dedicated Restaurant Week menu, they did participate in the event, and had a three-course special available. The restaurant was nearly full. The wait staff seemed to have difficulty managing the crowd, but they were very polite and as attentive as time permitted. The ramen itself was okay, not great. The noodles must've clumped during boiling, as some of the noodles were not properly cooked. The pork and eggs were perfect, but the broth lacked the saltiness, umami and rich fattiness imparted by the simmering of broken pork bones and marrow in the broth. The karaage was a large order, easily enough for two. Overall an average to good meal. I think I'd like to give this restaurant another try in the future.

B
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We really liked the chicken wings. The main dish was very good but the broth could have been hotter.

v
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ramen was delicious, service was friendly and quick, and ambience was nice for a date. Will definitely return again!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was the best ramen I’ve ever had! Highly recommend the Tonkatsu Ramen with the chili bomb and an adult slushee.

N
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like ramen, this is your place! No 2 ways about it

TC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is so convenient to get to, in a great location, and has an atmosphere I loved. The food was fanstastic, I had high expectations and they were exceeded! The cauliflower salad appetizer and Tonkotsu ramen bowl were delicious. I will be back many times in my future, that is certain.

LI
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner for my daughter. The food was terrific. The tempura fried veggies were well seasoned, and there was a good variety. My husband enjoyed the sauce on the miso wings, and my daughter loved the BBQ steamed buns. I got the vegetarian ramen, and once again, there were so many delicious kinds of veggies! I love going to a place where the vegetarian options don't seem like bland afterthoughts. Both husband and daughter loved the tonkatsu. Although the broth was not as rich or complex as other ramens we've had, everyone enjoyed their noodles. Service was friendly and responsive. Two appetizers were taken off of the bill because they didn't all come out at the same time. It was only a brief delay, and we did not complain. The only negative we had about the evening was dessert. The green tea doughnuts were liquid on the inside, covered in a chocolate sauce that tasted like chocolate milk mix, and a slightly raspberry gel? sauce? Skip that, and you'll have a fantastic meal!

JL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, can’t wait to come back!

FF
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was mediocre and overpriced for the portion size. Service was sub par.

A lot of potential, not well executed.

C
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated promptly, well attended to throughout the meal, and our order arrived fast. Everything was delicious. The server was very friendly and informative, and patient with our questions and requests. We will be back!

L
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and great value. One of my go-to faves.

AH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I think Tonbo is a decent ramen restaurant. 3/4 of our table was new to this cuisine and our waiter did not explain it very well when we asked him to. The food itself was just OK. I would try other Raleigh area ramen restaurants before this one.

OT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. Was great. Very nice addition to DT Raleigh. Ramen is phenomenal 👌

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always:)

MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Ramen was terrible. No flavor and way too oily! However, the lamb chops were good.

VB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was average, but the atmosphere was good. I had the vegetarian ramen and my husband had the seafood ramen with shrimp and scallops.

LS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is delicious, was prepared quickly, and was way cheaper than I was expecting for being located right in the middle of downtown. Service was great, they have delicious cocktails, and all their dining options are great!! We visited the ramen bar side, not the izakaya, so I can't speak to that, but if you're in the mood for really really good ramen, hit up Tonbo!

L
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, drink was good, service was great, was my second visit and I'll definitely be back again!

C
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! The ramen is delicious and they have a very extensive sake menu. Not ideal for large parties and I would recommend reservations on the weekend

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SG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was my first visit to a ramen restaurant and it definitely won't be the last! I went to this restaurant for Mother's Day with my wife and our kids. At first we thought the menu might be challenging for the younger ones, but it turned out fine. We ordered the Shoyu bowls for everyone except myself. The bowls were so tasty. The broth was smoky, aromatic and flavorful. The noodles, veggies and pork just hit the spot!

I had the Wyagu burger that was sandwiched between 2 ramen noodle "buns". I've never had a burger like this before. The patty was so moist and the addition of the over easy egg, mushrooms, pepper jack cheese, avocado, shishito tartar sauce just took it over the top! Despite that the fact that I was pretty full I still had to try some of the Shoyu bowl which I like said was delicious.

I can't recommend this restaurant enough and my family will be back in the near future!

LP
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time visiting. This time brought guests from 80 y.o. to teens. Everyone absolutely loved their choices from the buns, dumplings, ramen and sake. No room for dessert but can only imagine. Exceptional quality and presentation and our server Leo was outstanding!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Tasty food. Great service!

SS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Pork buns were great, and the duck ramen was amazing. Def added to our go-to list!

AH
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server recommended the best ramen bowls and it was excellent! We will definitely be back!

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved it! Our ramen was hot, flavorful, and so filling. Our drinks were delicious as well. We tried both desserts and would recommend both. It was a low key and lovely dinner.

DL
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious & exotic food and very tasty adult slushies! I will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had been there before and knew what to expect. As always; the food was top notch. My wife is a big ramen fan and I'd been wanting to take her there for a while. We had a great evening there.

PD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I loved this place! The food was delicious and so fresh!

BK
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and service, and would definitely choose this place again.

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