Tonbo Ramen

4.6
179 Reviews
$30 and under
Ramen

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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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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick service, food was good attentive staff. Over all liked it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Middle of the road ramen that is pretty pricey for the amount you get. Shrimp buns were the highlight of the meal. Loud music playing, not great for conversation if that’s what you’re going for. Server was friendly and attentive.

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LeslieA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal meal. My friend and I split pork belly buns, the cauliflower salad, wings, and a Gohan bowl. Oh, and the doughnuts!

All were stellar. Thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful. I look forward to going back and trying the Ramen.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great waiter! Great food!

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LouisF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ramen is decent, but honestly, their side dishes actually win it for me. I recommend trying the Ram'n cheese. Beer selection is also good. A bit pricey, though (ramen is$15-17, sides are $7-10).

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Darlene
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Started off with a saki flight. Even our non saki drinker loved it. Ordered 2 ramen bowls and one gohan bowl. Both were very good. For a Monday night the place was packed. Recommend making reservations as last time we tried to go was a 45 min wait time. Food and service do not dissappoint.

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EmilyA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was delicious, but the restaurant seemed overwhelmed. We ordered the Raleigh Restaurant Week special menu, and all of the food was brought out at the same time: appetizer, main course, and dessert! We were sitting at a tiny table for two, so it was very unpleasant to have all those dishes crowding us. Our waiter also hardly checked on us at all. I ordered a glass of wine with my dinner and had to wait about twenty minutes before a waiter brought it to the table. Although the food was very good, I do not plan to dine in at this restaurant again.

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JayD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hot cauliflower salad was exquisite and the ramen is on point!

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kevinh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been there in a while and can say their food and service keep getting better. The pork belly buns were amazing. The Shoyu ramen is a great choice. The Sake flight(s) were solid. Will definitely go again.

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KatherineC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

We had the pork tonkotsu ramen- the to lotus broth was super heavy and the noodles were soggy. The pork belly was amazing and Perfectly cooked. The soy marinated eggs were just OK. The dumplings in the soup were falling apart.

We told our server we were ready to order and his comment was “you just got here I’m gonna take this persons order (pointing to another table) and I’ll come back.” Roughly fifteen minutes later he returned after stopping at other tables. Very poor service !

Will not likely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

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ElijahG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cute little restaurant. Fantastic food and really great service. Could use more seating and room, and a little bit pricey, but not bad! Very good experience there.

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JamesG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so good. And so is the service

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MarylouG
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I have no complaints. Love the food :) The service was great too!!

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Ramen
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We did not enjoy the experience. Food and service was not that good.

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MTWW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly, food was amazing, and reserving a table was very easy. We will be back!

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AntonioM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience. Great food and the atmosphere is perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Chef kiss!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Damn, it was good! Food was hot, fresh, and so flavorful! My husband said if we lived in Raleigh, he’d eat here at least three times a week. Just delicious!!

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vipPablo77
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and great food

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Zach
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. Temperature was bit uncomfortable, sitting right under an AC vent, but it's an old building so what can you do? Great service, delicious ramen. Try it.

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Parker
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of my favorite restaurants, everything is so sooo good.

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Annrac
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good, warm and hearty. Loved the service too!

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ShellyMik
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was very good, as was the food!
They did not rush us or over or under serve us! Enjoyable

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AlexP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonbo ramen has ramen of the highest quality. I would recommend them to anyone who loves good food for a fair price. I usually get the shoyu with added pork belly. If you’re reading this let me decide for you, eat here you won’t regret it.

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KenR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very good food. Fast service, considering they are understaffed like everyone is right now. I could see if you were buying lots of tapas it could get expensive, but just getting ramen is quite affordable.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great and came out quickly. The restaurant wasn’t super crowded which was nice. My one complaint was that we weren’t able to order cocktails as the bartender had left, but it seemed like we were just unlucky in coming in between shifts as other people that got there before us had cocktails. Not a big deal though. Overall, great night.

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AlanaM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Some issues with supply chain… was out of sparkling sake, strawberry flavor and sake slushee machine was broken.

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BobB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was good. Food was excellent.

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EricaH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Though I feel as though Tonbo is good for the majority of people, I felt as though it was not as tasty as I expected it to be. Also, my boyfriend and I ordered the Duck Ramen and it made our stomachs sick for the rest of the day into the night. For the money we spent, definitely not worth it.

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Parker
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, excellent experience over all and will return. Highly recommend the donuts!

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MargaretW
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was well priced and flavorful. Would go back for lunch or take out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the place. Food was great. Service was slow but only one woman was waiting on the whole second floor. Give that woman a raise!!! Like really, she deserves it

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Frenchie
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating and attentive wait staff. Excellent choices of ramen. Also we enjoyed the saki flights and desserts. Good price for a fabulous meal for four.

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Me and my friends had an amazing time in the restaurant. Great food, great seating, and it was hilarious watching my friends fail at using chopsticks.

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KMHF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and ambience were fantastic. The only thing is while the workers were helpful and timely, they seemed jaded about their work and were not very friendly and treated us as if we were a hassle to them.

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Amyk
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The ramen here is excellent! We had the tonkatsu and the miso as well as the shrimp buns. We felt kind of bad for the host person, they had to serve everyone, take care of the door/seating, and handle to go orders. It was a little chaotic for one person to handle. Everything was great they probably just needed one more server. Just know that you may need to be patient if you go here but the food is super worth it.

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vipTexasTMommy
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food - god size servings and food came out fast! Recommend the fried cheese ramen but the portion was small (3 pieces - really needs to be 4). Service was excellent. Cute place but make reservations, smaller space.

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Wvuchrisb
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!!!

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Tonbo Ramen is rated 4.6 stars by 179 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.