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Daikichi Ramen – Haymarket, Japanese Restaurant Review

One of things I love about Chinatown in Sydney’s CBD is the sheer number of restaurants available for you to dine at. No matter what night of the week, there is always something open. Where it gets tricky, though, is figuring out which restaurants are good and which ones to skip. And the best way to do that – apart from reading this wonderful blog (hah!) – is to walk in and just give the place a go. Which is exactly what we did with Daikichi Ramen.

From the outside the place looked nice enough. Seemed to be really clean with a decent amount of diners enjoying their meals. So with our game faces on, we stepped inside and took a seat along the long communal table. I had already made up my mind that I really wanted Ramen tonight, however, I did get some extra’s as well.

Yaki Gyoza ($6.50)
Japanese style dumplings

Just like Kara-age Chicken, gyozas are another one of my Achilles’ heal dishes. A dish that I am just too weak to resist, yet quite often let’s me down! Which was the case in this instance. They came out looking a little too burnt and lacked the flavour punch that I expect from good gyozas.

Chicken & Avocado Sushi ($6.50)

Probably not the smartest idea to order Sushi at a Ramen place, especially at night time. I have a feeling this was made for lunch and served for dinner. Didn’t taste nice at all!

Tokyo Shouyu (Mini size as shown: $7.80, Normal $9.80)
Soy sauce flavour with rich soup

Now for the grand finale. Ramen! Hmmm… Perhaps my overwhelming desire for ramen tonight had set my expectations too high, because as with the other dishes, this was rather disappointing. It wasn’t by any means horrible, it was just average at best. The soup had a little bit of flavour, but when compared to restaurants like Ryo’s in Crows Nest, it just doesn’t compare. Shame.

Oh well, here’s to eating through the worst, in the hope of finding the best!

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  • Food 5/10
  • Ambience 6/10
  • Service 6/10
  • Value 5/10
  • Name: Daikichi Ramen
  • Website:
  • Phone: (02) 9211 2450 ‎
  • Location: Shop 5, 209 Thomas Street, Haymarket 2000
  • Opening Hours: 7 Days
    Lunch: 11:30am - 3pm
    Dinner: 5pm - 9pm
  •  Daikichi Ramen on Urbanspoon

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