MPLS ST PAUL MAGAZINE - "50 BEST RESTAURANTS - CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD 2018"

 Photo by Eliesa Johnson

Photo by Eliesa Johnson

This Mill District eatery celebrates the fun and electric side of Japanese dining culture through its street signage, its Hitachino beer tap handles, and its steady line of ramen obsessives waiting for tables. Married team John Ng and Lina Goh travel to Japan often, where they seek out the best ramen shops and learn noodle and broth techniques to bring home. Weekend specials often sell out, but the standard pork-broth tonkotsu never disappoints, especially sided by takoyaki octopus balls or flame-torched raw aburi salmon.