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Motomachi Shokudo

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740 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2L5, Canada
+1 604-609-0310
12:00 - 23:00
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Calgary, Canada
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

There are about 10 different bowls to chose from, one of them is vegetarian with veggie broth. Usually a bit of a wait to get in. Really good ramen and proper bowl sizes, very good. Friendly staff.

Thank Fly_Everywhere21
Victoria, BC Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My spicy chicken ramen was one of the tastiest soups I've eaten out and about. The broth was seasoned perfectly and there were plenty of vegetables, chicken and noodles. The portion was about $12 and was so large, I got another meal out of it, which makes this a very good value. The staff was friendly and made sure our... More 

Thank hpattison
Calgary, Canada
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A friend holidaying with us in Vancouver said this is the best place in van for ramen. We'd never eaten ramen so, rearranged things to try it, just before noon, one day. Nine of us...around this table with a short wall of grass in the middle, made for interesting conversation, dodging amongst the grasses. Interesting, minimalist decorating. Food arrived quickly.... More 

Thank happyme_13
Vancouver, Canada
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Ramen is very competitive in Vancouver with a new place opening up all the time and line ups. Motomachi is one of the original and stays authentic, although I think they could spice things up a little. The ambience is definitely the best, cozy. Expect a line up unless you go early or late. I ordered the double BBQ pork... More 

Thank ccriderYVR
Vancouver, Canada
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130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I checked Kintaro next door first, and I saw that there was a line up, so I decided to go to Motomachi shokudo. I was very happy with my choice. Their service is very nice, polite, and prompt. On top of that, their ramen is always steamy hot, tasty and consistent.

1 Thank Golfwithcats
Ottawa, Canada
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295 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Small restaurant that serves bowls of ramen. The soup base was savoury and well seasoned. They accept cash only ,there is a communal table in the center with a few table along the edge of the wall. Service is good.

1 Thank 5000traveller
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471 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

There are so many ramen places now. I return to this place on occasion because of their charcoal ramen. Unique, tasty, with the perfect condiments. I also order extra corn, a pork bowl appie and a cold green tea. Perfect quick meal.

Thank Brad S
Toronto, Canada
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262 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

An early dinner before heading to the airport and we wanted something light. VanCity is littered with ramen houses and choosing one over another seems to be a personal preference. We chose Motomachi since my wife wanted to have the bamboo charcoal ramen. As there was a $11 per person minimum, my younger child had to order a full meal... More 

Thank WearyWanderer_TO
Calgary, Canada
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157 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Motomachi is tucked between two bicycle rental shops on the north end of Denman, so can be a bit unassuming, but their ramen is a must try. The first thing you notice is their menu, reminiscent of a glossy fashion magazine. I spent a good 10 minutes just admiring their menu! Their service is fast and friendly, but their ramen... More 

Thank Aurora R
Mexico City, Mexico
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Ramen broth comes in different ways, and if enjoy yours with a light texture, this is the place to be. I have tried most of the ramen here and I guarantee that no matter which one you pick, you'll be fully delighted. But let's not forget the real star here, and that's the Gyoza! I have tried many of them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 740 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2L5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-609-0310

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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