It was my first time in Newark, Delaware to attend a good friend’s wedding and I had to decide where to eat. I had been craving decent ramen after being suck in State College for so long, so I did a quick search on Yelp and found Ramen Kumamoto just off of Main Street. The following day after the wedding, my friends and I got together for brunch and ate there. I was pleasantly surprised with the appearance of the restaurant and the food was pretty good as well.
The restaurant is themed after Kumamon, a mascot for the Kumamoto region in Japan. Kumamon is a black bear with white facial features and big round red cheeks. You could see him on the windows, on the doorways, the walls, and the menus. After taking a look at the menu, I decided to order the mayu ramen and got a mini karaage curry rice bowl. The prices were very reasonable and what you would expect for an average ramen shop. I was happy that the rice bowl I got was only an extra $2.
The food itself came out in about 10 minutes or so with the appetizer coming out first. The mini karaage curry rice bowl is a huge steal for the $2 that I got it for. The foods in the dish complimented each other very well and was a great way to start the meal. After I finished eating it, I got the mayu ramen. The roast pork in the ramen was heavenly and almost melted in my mouth and staple shoyu egg was a delight as well. The ramen itself was alright, you can change the type of noodles you get, but I just stuck with what is normally served. The broth was very rich and tasty.
Overall, I had a very good experience at Ramen Kumamoto. The setting was themed very well and the food tasted as good as it looked on the menu and when served as well. There might be some slight bias because I hadn’t had good ramen in a long time, but I would definitely come back to eat here if I were to be back in Newark again.