There is a nice spot in Torino where you can eat a great Japanese soup. Ramen-ya-Luca is in the area called “Quadrilatero Romano”, a few minutes far from Piazza Castello, in the heart of the city where you can savour an incredible Ramen.
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The little restaurant
This Japanise spot in Turin only serve ramen, a traditional soup prepared with noodles, meat, or occasionally fish. I have never been to Japan, but a friend who occasionally goes there told me about this restaurant and that their ramen is very similar to that of Japan.
Since the place is very little, it is highly recommended to book in advance, especially during the weekend. The area is, in fact, full of trendy bars and restaurants, and, finding a place to eat on a Saturday night might not be that easy.
On the menu, there are a few appetizers, 6 types of ramen, a few sweets, and drinks. Since the ramen dish is quite big, I suggest you have it first, maybe with an appetizer to share, if you are hungry, and eat while waiting and then eventually ask for a dessert.
I tried onigiri (2 pieces per serving, I just had one, since it was big) and a shoyu ramen, soup with bacon, soya sauce, and handmade noodles, while my friend had the other onigiri and spicy ramen. The price for coffee, water, and service was 15 euros each.
The quality is great, the ingredients are fresh and you can see the cook while preparing your ramen. Plus noodles are homemade and prepared with durum wheat flour.
Dishes are lactose-free (yeah!)
The atmosphere is cozy. The waitress and cook are brother and sister. The girl is nice and will help you choose the best ramen for you. They come from Albania. A real melting pot for this little corner of Japan, in Italy, owned by an Italian but managed by two guys who settled in Turin years ago.
You can see the kitchen and the cook preparing your dish
Via San Domenico 24/F – Torino
Tel: (+39) 011-765 3240
Tested in May 2016