Artarmon is a great place that’s home to a small but friendly Japanese community. We love visiting the old lady who runs Anegawa Enterprises. She’s always so polite and patient! Between Anegawa Enterprises and Artarmon train station is a small strip populated by a number of restaurants; two of them Japanese, one Thai and a coffee stall.
We love visiting Rahmen Genki because their menu is full of authentic Japanese dishes for reasonable prices. The food is hearty and guaranteed to satisfy (the Godzilla ramen bowl is HUGE, well-worthy of feeding a kaiju stomach).
Front of house was manned by a polite lady who patiently waited as we took our time to decide what to eat. Which took a while because everything on the menu looked great.
The decor at Rahmen Genki reflects the flavours it excels at producing; clean and simple. A great place for a no-fuss meal.
After watching Yuri!!! on Ice which, by the way, is an anime worth watching, I had a craving for pork katsu don. The Mix Don is pork katsu don with one important addition; an ebi fry (prawn). On a bed of fluffy rice, sweet soy sauce and topped with egg and scallions, this dish had all I needed to satisfy my craving and was accompanied by a side of miso soup.
My girlfriend ordered the Vegetables Ramen with Vegetable Soup Base. This was a substantial bowl (though not nearly as big as the Godzilla ramen) and filled with a variety of vegetables including cabbage, bean sprouts, capsicum, cabbage, bukchoy and corn. The soup was clear, light and very flavourful, making for a great ramen bowl that my girlfriend still talks about.
We recommend Rahmen Genki as one of the best Japanese restaurants in Artarmon. Reasonably priced and hearty dishes make this restaurant a popular option for a casual meal that won’t skimp on authentic flavours.