Cuisine(s)
Ramen
Price Scale
$$
Description

The ramen boom sometimes feels like one of those signifiers Portlanders are supposed to embrace—like woodworking, or beard oil—to demonstrate our artisanal machismo. Kayo’s Ramen Bar takes ramen in a gentler direction, brewing elegant, nuanced broth in the lighter assari style to bathe the springy coils of house noodles (“Noodle #47, because it took 47 tries over three months,” as the menu notes). All the same, the fiery TanTan bowl leaves no doubt this is serious ramen. Kayo’s just doesn’t need to be aggressive about it.

Meal Times
Dinner, Happy Hour, Lunch
Good to Know
Child Friendly, Counter Service, Outdoor Dining, Parking, Takeout
Good For
Business Lunch, Conversation, Date Night
Location