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Tonbo Ramen

4.5
4.5
263 Reviews
$30 and under
Ramen
The aroma of the broth will welcome you. The heartiness of the noodles will give you sustenance. And the flavors of the ingredients will bring you strength – in mind and spirit. This is Tonbo Ramen. A place of comfort and warmth. Where delicious, authentic ramen made from scratch can be enjoyed in the company of friends, loved ones or even in blissful solitude. Happy Slurping!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Ramen

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 977-3625

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 263 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Raleigh

    Innovative

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience. The ramen noodles are just amazing. Atmosphere is great. Service was excellent
  2. KS

    KSP1

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Disappointed in this restaurant. Expected more authentic ramen since this is their specialty but no such luck. Limited menu, few options for those with shellfish allergy, and not accommodating. Would not recommend or go there again.
  3. SO

    SheilaO

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! Highly recommend the pork buns and every ramen bowl.
  4. SR

    SRowland

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Wish we had known they were closing at 8:30 when I made a 7:30 reservation. Felt like we were “keeping them” from leaving. Took extra long time to get drink order (it was not that busy) and then hubby got his food a good 4-5 minutes before my son & I did.
  5. WG

    WGBandK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I want to go back and pour that chili oil on my soul.
  6. b

    bonappetitgal

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    First time at Tonbo Ramen. The downstairs area had a much more casual atmosphere, whereas upstairs had a more romantic ambiance. Strangely, the stairway leading from one area to the next had a very strong putrid odor (bad b.o.). Once inside the upstairs area, it was not noticeable, though. The lighting was very low, and it was difficult to see our food. The service was laid back, yet attentive. The ramen itself was very good, but not the best I have had.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food, good ambience, music was a little aggressive.
  8. RK

    RichardK

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    consistently good! I order the seafood ramen with shrimp and a tasty broth
  9. MM

    MichaelM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food , bar staff awesome. Seating and organization left a bit to be desired. No table despite reservation ended up at the bar but worked out ok.
  10. CL

    ChrisL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Quick to be seated. Rather noisy (due to screaming kids) but to no fault of the restaurant. Kitchen out of a lot of items, so we stuck with ramen. Ramen wasn't the best I've ever had but it was a good, solid broth with plenty of noodles. Soup spoons provide were good for the broth but too deep to eat the toppings well. Will eat here again if in the downtown Raleigh area. Walking distance from Duke Energy Performing Arts Center.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Seafood Ramen was a let down tonight. Had it multiple times but today was really bad. Too much soy sauce and it didn't feel right.
  12. G

    Guppy

    Raleigh

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Ramen EVER
  13. TF

    TimF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, ramen was very good, service friendly. A little slow…
  14. SN

    ShannonN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food. Easy to get to and close to parking garage. Can't wait to go back.
  15. t

    trickynicki

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious at Tonbo. They seem to be a little understaffed, so it won’t be a quick in-out visit but it’s worth your patience. I got the Shoyu ramen with a chili bomb and it was amazing. The egg was perfectly cooked, the meat and dumplings were tender, and the broth was delish. I also had the cucumber appetizer which was a cool, fresh addition next to the hot soup. The strawberry-mosa was great as well. The dragonfly was good but a bit sweet. The bartender/server Sage was the highlight. He is so charming and personable. He handled the entire top floor alone, and an equally busy girl was running the lower floor. Kudos to both! Someone who I’m assuming was the owner was also lending a hand and very kind.
  16. KC

    KaitlynC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and comfortable space with really good food. We tried the wings, ramen, cauliflower, and pork belly and everything was very tasty. Drinks were ok. Will definitely be back
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food.
  18. GA

    GARYC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was great. Highly recommend
  19. CL

    ChadL

    Houston

    22 reviews

    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Was very disappointed with our experience at this Roman location. All the things we order off the menu thing that was really good was the pork steam bun. The Ramen so that we ordered were disappointing due to under developed broth. Seafood that was on the seafood Ramen tasted as if it came from a freezer pack mix Seafoods, which gave an overpowering seafood smell did not have the taste of freshness.
  20. JP

    JoeyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great place for Date Night!! Incredible ramen dinners!!
  21. TH

    TonyH

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The broth with the Ramen need more flavor. (Perhaps chicken broth)
  22. KD

    KateD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely delicious! Great service, great food, and a unique ambience. Will be adding Tonbo to our regular date night rotation
  23. AH

    AshleyH

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were amazing.
  24. HF

    HeatherF

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love Tonbo and the bartenders are amazing, food is always really good, we actually visit at least once a week
  25. KR

    KyleR

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went to Tondo Ramen for the first time and it was great. The food was delicious, especially the pork belly buns and green tea doughnuts. Like most places, they were a little understaffed but super friendly, taking the time to help us with trying sake for the first time, which we really liked. Both downstairs and upstairs were nice and small making for a good atmosphere.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great per usual
  27. KS

    KatS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the atmosphere was peaceful. The staff were kind and attentive!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved it. Atmosphere was great. It got much busier towards the end of our meal, but still wasn’t too loud. The food is FREAKING AMAZING.
  29. RM

    RobertM

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent!
  30. D

    Daddy

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I took my daughter for her first experience of real ramen and it didn't disappoint. Sage was real friendly and the food was excellent. We did go early on a weekday so my noise level review may not be accurate for dinnertime and the weekends. But the overall review experience was really nice. Very pleasant staff and really, really good ramen!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm cauliflower is so good! Ramen never fails to impress.
  32. ZM

    ZacharyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tonbo Ramen was amazing!! Food is always great and have never not loved anything I’ve tried!
  33. k

    kevinh

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always a consistently good bet. Some items feel overpriced. Try Dashi in Durham for a better ambiance.
  34. RF

    RyanF

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite ramen in Raleigh. The veggie bowl is great!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our first visit to tonbow in the fall of 2021 left us speechless. The food was amazing as was the experience and value. Our second trip to Raleigh, in July 2022, a trip to Tonbow was high on our list of priorities. The food was okay but lacked that wow factor we had the first time. I’m hoping it was just an off night. TIP: ask to sit upstairs it’s a way better vibe up there.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very good, especially the teriyaki wings
  37. d

    drewsmithwick

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately, the restaurant did not have enough staff to serve the tables they had seated. We waited for 30 minutes after being seated and never got service. We departed before we ordered or interacted with the overwhelmed staff.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Didn’t have half of their menu, service was awful, got the starters then it took 10 mins to get plates.
  39. AG

    AlisonG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite was delicious. We decided to do an appetizer medley. The warm cauliflower and the Ramen Mac & Cheese are both outstanding dishes. Definitely going back, this winter, to try the traditional hot ramen bowls.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best ramen ever!! Try the tonkatsu and you will not be disappointed.

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Tonbo Ramen is rated 4.5 stars by 263 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Tonbo Ramen

211 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Ramen

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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