Kukai Ramen & Izakaya / Seattle

320 E Pine St Bellevue Ave Seattle 98122
+1 844-585-2487
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri, Sat 11:00 - 01:00

We are passionate about our ramen. Our philosophy is to serve the most traditional, authentic and delicious Japanese ramen that you can possibly have without actually flying to Japan. Come slurp a bowl and join us in our passion.

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Tips from the Net @ Kukai Ramen & Izakaya
Phillip Tith en
The chain was unknown to us but we took a leap of faith and man we did not regret it. British Columbia can learn from the ramen recipe here and/or chefs. The broth was not over oily or over saturated with flavoring. It had proper spices and ingredients. Noodles were well done and fresh. Portion and pricing is super reasonable. Service wise everyone seems to maintain the culture and feel of what the business is aiming for. Everything prompt and efficient. This is proof you don't need actual Japanese people to run a Japanese joint. With the right recipe, people and execution on flavoring and standards you can have an enjoyable meal so close to what Japanese people have been enjoying back in Japan for way longer. We went for a 2nd round at another location and again we were very satisfied. GooglePlace - December 2017
Grimmethy McBones en
So I actually quite like this place. The ramen itself is super yum. The waiter of your table will always be very courteous. They have a bit of a routine of asking you if you've been there before. Kind of a check to see if you may need help with the menu thing. My complaints are few. There is fairly typically a wait to get in which for a larger group I saw was a bit over a half hour though a party of two usually takes quite a bit less time. I also don't really feel like the edm blasting over the speakers last time I was there was a good fit but that's just me. Good place, you should go. Edit: I have been having an issue with the front end lately. The last two times that I visited Kizuki my name was crossed off the list and we were skipped. I confronted Ken, the host, about it both times. This last time he crossed us off he acknowledged to me that he knew we were there and intended to seat us. When he proceeded to sit people after us on the list and we were still waiting we decided it was time to call it quits. Not likely to head back any time soon. GooglePlace - December 2017
Gabriel Salcedo en
Great place for Ramen. Very busy so you might have to wait a little but staff is super nice. Recommended GooglePlace - November 2017
Christina en
The reviews were great but my ramen was underwhelming. Foursquare - November 2017
Mariel A. en
A super tasty bowl of ramen, a great atmosphere and service makes this my go to spot for a nice and affordable date night. The bar makes it a great solo spot as well if your just looking for something hot & tasty. They are even open late night on the weekend for those night owls! GooglePlace - October 2017