51 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON, M5T1Y9
Service: 3 / 4
Ambiance 2 . 5 / 4
Food 2 . 5 / 4
There have been a lot of Ramen restaurants opening up in Toronto, but Kinton Ramen has really made a name for itself in the ramen market. It's a tinny little restaurant tucked away on Baldwin Street. The restaurant has an open kitchen with bar seating and one large communal table. As a result, the small space gets quite busy, often causing lines outside.
We started off with the KIMCHI which was tasty, however, it was quite spicy. It's freshness and crunch was a nice accompaniment to our ramen.
We also shared the SPICY GARLIC RAMEN with regular broth. It was toped with bean sprouts, green onions, pork shoulder and shaved garlic. The noodles were cooked well and had a nice texture, but the broth itself was rather bland, lacking punch and heat. The garlic ended up masking the flavour of the pork broth, and the fresh toppings had no chance to stand out.
Would we go back? Probably not. For hot noodle soup, we would prefer to get some Pho.