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Nao Japanese Restaurant

#61 of 1,372 Restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
Perth CBD
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Shop 191/580 Hay St | Withn Equus Arcade, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 8 9325 2090
12:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 18:00
Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ramen place for lunch. We ordered the standard shio, shoyu and miso ramens. Also a okonomiyaki stick and ika stick. The noodles is just right texture and a bit chewy. We find the soups a bit too salty for our palate, the miso based soup is the least salty of the three. Would love to go back again. They... More 

Thank Yong F
Perth, Australia
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Revisited this ramen restaurant with friends. It is now relocated in air-conditioned premises in the arcade with larger seating area. The ramen is still as good but its popularity is clear - a moderate queue during lunch time and even early dinner. We had spicy ramen and miso ramen with egg noodles. Delicious! My visitor gobbled up the whole bowl... More 

Thank Jesse W
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want authentic, wholesome and delicious Ramen - this is the place to go. Most places use a pre made stock for it, but from my understanding these guys make it every day!. It made all the difference I reckon. Thank you. Great feed for a Friday arvo.

Thank busylad83
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Maybe it is the best ramen in perth. Well the noodles were made there. But it was hard? I think people like the noodles hard here. Huge bowls though, I am glad i didnt order the large size. Also the takoyaki wasnt frozen but made there. So thats a plus side. Just cue up before it opens and youll be... More 

Thank Procra s
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Before dining at Nao, the last time I'd had Ramen was at Ichiran and Tsuta in Tokyo and although I wasn't expecting the Ramen to match the likes or calibre of either of those, given the reviews I was expecting much more, than what myself and 4 other guests received. As per the usual, I went nuts with ordering and... More 

Thank jetboy223
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

If you need a ramen fix and can't get to Japan to scratch that itch, then get yourself over to Nao. This place is the genuine article. It offers four styles - miso, shoyu, shio and the house spicy miso. Nao also makes its own noodles - white, green spinach and red chilli. The noodles are the real deal. It... More 

Thank mdscott76
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We had visited Nao a few times before and it has always been lovely. This time was no different. We had to wait a short while to be seated but the maitre d was a nice bloke who took my name and had us seated as quickly as possible. The service was prompt and friendly and before long we had... More 

Thank Mark T
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Nao is well know locally for lovers of Ramen. This time was a revisit after a year's absence. Took friends who wanted to try Ramen in the CBD. The noodles is fresh and tasty - choice of 3 types. Service is professional and efficient. For an average eater, a regular size bowl at $11 is sufficient but if you have... More 

Thank Jesse W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Mum and I went for lunch as soon as they opened as per usual there is always a queue thought we would get in nice and early. We had not been to Nao for a couple of months so since we were doing some shopping stopped by our favourite Ramen in Perth. We were a little disappointed as a few... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The portions are huge and the price very reasonable. You get to choose your broth, noodles and assorted vegetables, meats etc... Overall good price for the size of the meal but found the overall taste average. I would say try it once for the experience but then go somewhere else as there are better places.

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 191/580 Hay St | Withn Equus Arcade, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Perth>  > Perth CBD
  • Neighbourhood: Perth CBD
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9325 2090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?