The emergence of dedicated ramen restaurants such as YUi and Daikan have changed the dynamics of these bowls of noodle soup in Dubai. But up until they came on the scene, in my mind, it was Bentoya which served the most authentic ramen in Dubai, something not even Wagamama or Motomachi could match. So, while the special lunch I ordered from Bentoya’s DAFZA food court branch was good, for the first time, it left much to be desired in comparison with the new kids on the block.
That’s not to say it’s bad or anything. In fact, it’s easily as good as the pho served at Asian5 upstairs – easily. But it’s not the best ramen in Dubai anymore. However, at AED50 the special lunch combo, which includes a big bowl of spicy ramen, four pieces of fresh sushi and a soft drink represents great value.
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