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Urban Discoveries: Karma Ramen

Asked about a common Japanese dish most people would say Sushi instantly. Travelling Japan though you notice that Sushi is not as prevalent as you would think (though when you get it it’s so much better! A must at the fish market in Tokyo) and you learn that the true Japanese national dish is something else and it is called Ramen. Japanese people really love Ramen.

Basically Ramen are noodles in a bowl. They are sold in small restaurants specialised just in this particular dish. These places are very cozy and often run by families. Sometimes you pay at a machine and make your order there handing the receipt from the machine directly to the cook. Better known in the West is the instant variation of the dish: Instant Ramen.

But the real thing is so much better. In Vienna you can try them at Karma Ramen close to Kettenbr├╝ckengasse (subway U4). Not only you get delicious food there but also a nice atmosphere. The place celebrates Japanese influenced pop culture with posters and Godzilla. Because there is never enough Godzilla. Right?

Karma Ramen is open from Monday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 14:30 pm and from 18:00 pm to 23:00 pm and Sunday from 11:30 am to 16:00 pm.