Ramen Ya is the (relatively) new talk of town in the CBD.
There are two Ramen Ya on Bourke St. I visited the one close to Exhibition St - the other is near Myer and David Jones. I think they are both owned by the same group, although their website only refers to the latter.
Ramen noodles are a very popular Japanese dish and one of my favourites winter warmers. I love sipping the steaming miso broth and slowly eating my way through the curly noodles.
My meal at Ramen Ya was exactly what I expected. Fuss free - you order and pay at the bar; simple and quick.
You can chose your broth base from chicken, beef or miso. I went for the miso based seafood dumpling soup.
Seafood dumpling ramen
The broth was dense and rich. It was a very generous serving - I only managed to get through half of it - and came to the table steaming hot.