Raku Rice & Noodle Bar

At Raku Rice & Noodle Bar, slurping is encouraged. In fact, it’s actually proper noodle eating etiquette. Specializing in ramen, this trendy downtown joint is inspired by noodle bars in cities like Vancouver, San Francisco and New York.

Owners Danny Yan and Masako Manton use all-natural ingredients for their broth, which is boiled for three days in order to let the flavours form. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, or a fun date night, Raku is a top Vagabond pick.

A sample of some of Raku’s offerings are ramen with additions such as sliced pork belly, grilled chicken, soft boiled egg and spicy garlic oil; beef and tempura udon; vermicelli; salad bowls and protein bowls made with rice; spring rolls, edamame, gyoza tempura and lots of gluten free and vegetarian options.

Valley Vagabonds Inside Tip

Try to get a spot at the bar for the full noodle-house experience. Also a great option if you’re in a hurry.

VernonJamie Ross