Sapporo Ramen is a new restaurant that opened in Orlando’s Chinatown plaza on West Colonial Drive. It just opened in the beginning of May (like 2 weeks ago) and there is not much information online to find it. I wanted to share the basic info so people could locate it and I will be going back again this weekend to try more of the ramen soup broths and more of the Japanese dishes.
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Ramen Tonkotsu (Pork bone soup) served with green onion, bamboo shoots, Pork Cha-shu (pork slice), Narutomaki (steamed fish cake), topped with pickled ginger.
Ordering is counter service, so when you walk in, place your order at the register and take a seat so they can serve your food when it is ready. The bowl of above is Tonkotsu Ramen with all of the toppings that come with a regular order. My initial thoughts on Sapporo’s Tonkotsu Ramen were that the broth is pretty decent, but needs a little something extra to be as savory as other Tonkotsu Ramen I enjoy while traveling. There are 4 different types of broth to try so I’m looking forward to finding my favorite ramen here. Other Ramen broth options are Shoyu (soy), Miso (bean paste-miso flavored), and Shio (served with butter and corn). You can also order extra Pork Cha-Shu (4 slices) for $1 (which I did, but not pictured here). I will be trying more Ramen here and giving back a better report in a later post.
Besides Ramen, they do have side dishes including Gyoza and Takoyaki (fried octopus fritter) which are both good. Other main dishes offered are Udon, Soba, Curry, and Gyu-don. A good sign was that the majority of people dining there for lunch were speaking Japanese, so it has brought out some of the local Japanese residents in Central Florida to try out this new Ramen spot.
Here’s the basic info to plan your ramen lunch or dinner:
Hours: 11:30 am – 8 pm
Open: Tuesday – Sunday
5080 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 3280