We used to go to Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai in Costa Mesa.
So glad they have a location in North OC in Buena Park as well.
This location is more spacious and the decor is more updated.
We had to wait about 20 minutes for a seat.
Kitakata has the best Juicy Fried Chicken!
Just like how they described it on the menu,
it is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
We ordered aa small aburi chashu bowl to try because the picture looks so good on the menu.
After one bite, Dr. P said we should’ve ordered the large bowl.
The seared chashu literally just melts in your mouth.
It’s so soft and so flavorful.
Dr. P ordered the spicy green chili shio ramen.
One time in Costa Mesa, this ramen was so spicy that he couldn’t eat it.
This time the spiciness was more on the mild side.
He thought the ramen that day was just alright.
I ordered aburi miso ramen and love it.
The miso broth was perfect and not too salty.
The chashu, corn, seaweed and bamboo in the noodle soup was all very good.
Love the freshly made ramen noodle.
Great ramen and great chashu rice bowl.
Highly recommend this place!