Atmosphere: The tiny dining area and interior décor is evocative of the small quarters in Japan, transporting you away from Calgary to a little eatery in Tokyo.
Price Range: Mid $10s
I had the Spicy Miso Ramen, which came with corn, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, half of a soft boiled egg and chili peppers. I was surprised at how perfectly cooked the egg was, still nice and gooey in the centre. It was a great addition to the noodles, especially with all that green onion on top! I didn’t find the broth itself as spicy as I would have liked, so I added quite a bit more togarashi spice to kick it up a notch, but I prefer my foods quite spicy. The broth was lighter, so if you enjoy a thinner broth this is the place for you. The BBQ pork itself was flavourful and moist. I enjoyed that it wasn't overly fatty nor was it too lean. Next time I'm going to ask for another piece of pork in lieu of some vegetables.
My Pick: Deep Fried Squid
Overall: It’s nice to see more ramen noodle options in Calgary. Menyatai is a nice great little spot located in the perfect hipster neighbourhood of Kensington. The noodle house brings a twist to the local area restaurants. Definitely stop in to see if you prefer their ramen, since everybody’s tastebuds enjoy something different, but don’t forget to sample their appetizers as well which are equally as delicious.
Menyatai Japanese Ramen
24 12 St NW