In the footsteps of its successful Tokyo counterparts, Konjiki Ramen is delighting Toronto diners with new offerings like lobster ramen and lobster gyoza.
Konjiki Ramen is the creation of Chef Atsushi Yamamoto, whose ramen fusions have already earned the restaurant the distinction of Michelin Bib Gourmand—that is, a Michelin-rated restaurant that offers two courses plus dessert for under $40.
The newest addition to Konjiki’s impressive menu is a decadent lobster ramen, featuring a whole single-claw lobster and a lobster cream reduction, blended perfectly with a miso-and pork-based broth. The noodles are thicker than normal, as a complement to the lobster. Tenderchashu pork, mushrooms, peppers and seasonal greens round out the dish. The lobster ramen is only available on Wednesdays and goes for $28 a bowl.
Also on offer are lobster gyoza (dumplings). Coming in orders of four, these delicious bites are stuffed with real lobster meat, savoury onion and sweet bell peppers, and come with a special lobster cream dipping sauce. You can order the lobster gyoza on Mondays and Tuesdays, and one order is $7.50.
Konjiki Ramen’s North York location has the honour of being the restaurant’s first spot overseas. In Tokyo, Konjiki wowed Michelin reviewers with its signature clam broth ramen, also available at the Toronto location. Diners have a choice of a shio (sea salt) or shoyu (soy sauce) broth. The shio is recommended if you prefer a milder flavour, while the shoyu broth offers a more full-bodied taste. The two dishes are flavoured with white and black truffle oil respectively, and finished with bamboo shoots, onion and leek. One bowl costs $14.
And unique to the Toronto location is the vegetarian ramen. The broth is a potato and soymilk base, finished off with olive oil and pickled beets—yours for $14 per bowl.
For a taste of ramen elevated, be sure to visit Konjiki Ramen.
5051 Yonge St., North York
OPEN: Sun–Thurs 11:30 am–10 pm Fri–Sat 11:30 am–11:30 pm