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Taka Ramen Gelderlandplein: the new hotspot for ramen in Amsterdam South

8 April 2024

Ramen enthusiasts in Amsterdam South can’t contain their excitement, as Taka Ramen Gelderlandplein has recently opened its doors. And that’s reason enough for a visit.

Taka Ramen Gelderlandplein is the new hotspot of Buitenveldert

Right next to the Gelderlandplein shopping centre, Taka Ramen & Street Food opened just a few weeks ago – a brand-new ramen hotspot in Amsterdam South. Owner Taka is a true connoisseur and brought his love for ramen from Japan. When he came to the Netherlands in 2008, he sorely missed the high-quality ramen from his homeland. He couldn’t find truly good ramen anywhere, he believed, so within a year, he moved back to Tokyo. Reunited with his favourite meal, he worked in various restaurants to perfect his ramen skills. Three years later, he returned to our capital with a critical mission: to introduce traditional Japanese ramen to Amsterdam. He worked for several years as a renowned chef at Dun Yong Kitchen, an excellent place on a side street of Geldersekade, and now he has his own establishment.

Menu Taka Ramen Gelderlandplein

Let it be clear: even if you don’t live near Taka Ramen Gelderlandplein, it’s worth the bike ride or metro trip. Taka may be the best ramen chef in our country, and the establishments where he works in the kitchen always have a queue.

Don’t be confused by the name of this restaurant, though, because Taka makes more than just ramen. The menu also features Japanese and Asian dishes, such as gyoza, karaage, kimchi, takoyaki, yakisoba, and edamame. Among the regular guests – whom Taka has already built up in no time – the tori gyoza is a favourite, as is the classic miso ramen. While ramen is often made with pork or chicken broth, Taka offers plenty of choices for vegetarians: veggie ramen is made with vegetarian miso broth. Complete your evening (or lunch) with mochi for dessert, and you’ll briefly feel like you’re in Japan.

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