G-Men Ramen Shop has only been open for a short time but it has already garnered a huge following and reputation as being the best ramen shop in the city. No matter what time you visit, the place ALWAYS has a line up. You can expect to wait 15 to 30 minutes to get a table. The restaurant is worth lining up for. G-Men has by far the best and most authentic ramen noodles I’ve ever tasted.
G-Men has a policy of not seating anyone unless their entire party is present. That would make hosting a Dot Com Pho there extremely difficult thanks to never on time bums like Ed Lau and Greg Morgan. Then again, I doubt G-Men would welcome us anyway. The restaurant is a, “Get in, seat down, eat, then get the hell out!” kinda place. With the constant line up at the door, you really can’t blame them.
If you think you can avoid the line up by ordering take out, forget about it. G-Men doesn’t do or allow take out. The place is strictly dine in only. The only reason I can come up with for the no take out policy is because the owners doesn’t want someone trying to reverse engineer their recipes.
G-Men is located at the Continental Plaza in Richmond, #1101-3778 Sexsmith Road. The restaurant is open Thursday to Monday and closed Tuesday to Wednesday (don’t ask me why because I don’t know). Lunch is served 11am to 3:30pm. Dinner goes from 5:30pm to 10pm. If you have a hankering for the best ramen outside of Japan, G-Men is the place.
Special ToriGara Shoyu Ramen
Authentic light “TORIGARA” chicken soup thin noodle seasoned with house made SHOYU flavor, topped with BBQ pork, half ajitama, yuzu, seaweed, black wood ear mushroom and green onion.
Special ToriGara Shio Ramen
Authentic light “TORIGARA” chicken soup thin noodle seasoned with SHIO (salt) flavor, topped with BBQ pork, half ajitama, yuzu, seaweed, black wood ear mushroom and green onion. The two ToriGara ramen dishes are only served during lunch time. During dinner, they change the soup base from chicken to pork.
2009 Summer Hiyashi Ramen
This dish is only available during the summer of 2009. It’s G-Men’s first G-version cold noodle seasoned with SHOYU flavor, topped with ham, half ajitama, fried onion, seaweed, black wood ear mushroom & green onion. You have a choice of Shoyu or sesame dressing.
The ramen dishes at G-Men range in price from $8 to $10, which is extremely reasonable. G-Men will be a regular hangout for when I’m in Richmond. Now if I can only find a way to avoid that line up…