Second best ramen in the city.
This is absolutely, positively, the second best ramen in Seattle. The only better place is the other Samurai Noodle location in the International District, but that one is so small you can never get a seat. I love Samurai Noodle!
Citysearch Editorial Review.
In many ways, the U-District location of this ID ramen house could be any other place on the Ave: mid-'90s tunes a few decibels too loud, frat boys plotting their weekend debauchery, quick food at reasonable prices. But in all the important ways--the things one looks for in a noodle shop--Samurai is straight out of Tokyo: rich, porky soups and tasty gyoza; seating built for function over fashion; repeated refills on hot green tea. A few rice combos are available, but you'd be remiss to skip the soup ramen, available in eight different variations. With both local and authentic Japanese influences, this little ramen joint gives pho-centric Seattle a run for its money.