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Sunday, 26 February 2017



Kirk- I went to Menya Ultra on Saturday night. Lined up at 6:15pm for a party of 4 and finally got in at 7:40pm. I thought to myself: "This better be really good." Well, it was very good. Probably my new favorite but I won't be eating there too often if I have to wait an hour. Nishiki does nearly as well with a slightly shorter wait. I do think Menya has the best tonkotsu broth and the noodles are very, very good. The chashu is great too but they slice it thin which begs you to order the $13 chashu ramen. My wallet was sad but my tummy was happy. People, don't worry about who is the best. Menya is top flight ramen and a lot of places are not even close. My palate is based on what I've eaten in San Diego (most of the shops), Los Angeles, Bay area, and Tokyo. Considering the distance you'd have to travel to get really good ramen, I'll take Menya any day of the week! Happy eating.


Hi Andrew - Thanks for letting me know what you thought about Menya. I agree that in terms of the overall package it's currently the best in SD. BTW, I did order the Chashu Tonkotsu....and it was just too much pork for me. I've not been very satisfied with Nishiki on recent visits, so I'll have to go back again soon.


Just went in for a second time. They’re getting super busy now (maybe because of the Eater article?) – I got there 5 minutes before opening and still had to wait about 10 minutes after opening to get seated.

Good news: the ajitama is now perfectly cooked. They still serve it cold, but at least none of the yolk is hard now. Everything else is still the same as before and delightful.


That's great news Sage. I did return a while back...before all this madness; just to check consistency and it was still good.

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