There are three levels in the shop. The bottom level is a Karaoke bar, the main level is the restaurant section, and the upper level is an Izakaya bar serving alcohol, appetizers and Korean bar snacks (안주-Korean Bar snacks). While the food here was alright (it’s better than some other crappy Oriental restaurants in Kingston), it wasn’t authentic at all. This is not real ramen; real ramen isn’t just boiled noodles in a served in some kind of broth. Well-known ramen shops spend hours to make their ramen stock. At least one good thing is that you’re not thirsty after eating here. Overall the food was ok, but it’s not good enough to serve in a restaurant.
My ratings: ❤
Price range: $-$$
Japanese octopus dumpling balls
Quite well made. In general their appetizers are very good. Look at the dancing bonito flakes 😆
Deep-fried tofu with sweet soy sauce
Tofu was fresh and it wasn’t very greasy
Omurice and Tonkatsu
Omelet rice served with pork cutlet and salad
The Tonkatsu was well made. The coating was quite thin and it wasn’t greasy. While the omurice wasn’t bad, it didn’t have ketchup in the mushroom rice. The size was closer to a gigantic dumpling, and was awfully small for the price. I think this meal was a rip-off.
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丸 MARU Japanese Ramen & Izakaya Bar
354 King Street East
Kingston ON K7L 3B6
(613) 544 – MARU (6278)