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One of my new favs! Spicy, but not overwhelming. Portion sizes are great for two meals.
チキンカツ丼 Chicken Katsudon
Where do I start? Well, the service was excellent and the staff was eager to serve me and my younger brother. I ordered the Chicken Katsudon. It was very delicious and I found the portion to be just right. It was a fried chicken cutlet sitting inside of a well seasoned omelette stop a fresh bed of rice. I immediately dug in and loved every bite!
Shio Rāmen (塩ラーメン)
Delicious flavor, and the pork was very soft. I added cabbage to it and it was perfection.
Great service and the food was phenomenal!! The atmosphere, staff, and food really give you such an amazing experience! This is a place I keep going back to!!
This place is a hidden gem! I have never tasted anything like this place. It is simply amazing and probably the best ramen place in Jax with some very friendly staff. I always get the Karai Ramen, but I also recommend the appetizers Takoyaki. There are a few different ramen options, and you can always find something for everyone. If you have not tried this place, you are missing out!
My absolute favorite place to eat. The broth is amazing! They are all so friendly; I adore this place.
I love nothing more than a good bowl of ramen. After I moved to a new part of town I was looking for a go-to spot and found this place. I tried the Shoyu ramen first and absolutely fell in love. The broth is so flavorful, and the pork belly is cooked to perfection. I've tried a couple other flavors as well and enjoyed them all, but the Shoyu is still my favorite!
I love this place. When I crave ramen , I crave Karai! This dish is the right balance of savory and spice. I always receive good service. It's small , cozy, and nice. I literally drive 40 mins across town for their ramen and it is WORTH it every time. I'm soo happy they are still open despite the pandemic.
My wife and I are huge fans of Karai Bistro! She loves the Tonkotsu ramen and I enjoy the Karai ramen. The broth has an amazing blend of flavors along with tasty additions. The pork belly here is the best we have ever eaten, it is so tender and flavorful!
カレーライス Japanese Curry & Rice
I love Japanese Curry and Rice. Its my go to. I've eaten Karai Ramen and its way better than Hangar Bay or Soupa Saiyan. Just saying. Thanks for the food!
Shoyu is my all time favorite, however the daily special is always worth a try. If you enjoy spicy food, definitely try the namesake (Karai).
フワフワ チーズケーキ Japanese Fluffy Cheesecake
This place is amazing! Took my friend and I here for the first time awhile back and would definitely go back! I'm in love with that fluffy cheesecake 😍
The ramen here is so fantastic! Enough to the point that I always order the Karai Ramen and always shortly die after because I can't handle spice, but I always order it, and I always work through the absolute mess I become.
Can't say enough about the runny egg - most ramen places cook it a little further but the yolk makes the broth so much more velvety and adds more flavor. I always get a second egg.
BEST. takoyaki. EVER. Everytime I come to Karai I HAVE to order the takoyaki because it is the BEST I've ever had. I can't even bother to try takoyaki anywhere else now because nothing ever compares.
This ramen is amazing and I find myself tasting the pork chashu just thinking about it. I've tried to see if I can find a shoyu that compares and none of them make such a tender and delicious pork. My go to when I come.
This is by far my favorite ramen at Karai and around town. The spiciness enhances the flavor rather than overwhelming your palate like other ramen joints. The only downside is so many people are now enjoying Karai that often there is a wait, but you will not regret it.
The ramen was absolutely delicious. I've had ramen all over and this is one of the best places I've tried. The broth was seasoned perfect, it's my favorite place.
I've been waiting forever to try this place and it did not disappoint. Karai ramen so was so spicy and delicious. My boyfriend got the tonkatsu and it was amazing too. Will definitely be back. 🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜
Everything was great. I brought my 7 & 10 year old sons. We had gyoza, Shoyu, Spicy Tonk and kids ramen. All of it tasted phenomenal. My 10 year old is a tough Shoyu critic, but this passed the test. Service was great as well. Will recommend to friends and will be back.
Delicious, filling, and the perfect amount of heat!
Best ramen shop in Jax!
This Ramen has such a soft and flavorful broth it will blow your mind and the pork belly is so juicy and nice. Everything about this dish is wonderful and I wouldn't change a thing. I'm Shōyu would like it.
カレーうどん Curry Udon
When I tell you this is by far the best Curry Udon noodle I've had!!! I had to stop going there everyday for this particularl dish! I have compared it to other dishes with friends we made a Facebook live video discussing our noodles tasting and comparing and karai ramen noodles came out on top each time! Fantastic! They never miss a beat with their food!
This is the best ramen I've had in Florida! My classmates and I go to school at Southside but drive down to Karai because it's worth the deliciousness. Appreciate the service as well you guys are AWESOME!! -Jonathan Healthcare student
My favorite ramen place in Jax and I keep coming back all the way from Georgia, too.
I SWEAR I'll try something different the next time I order...but I never do! I just can't get enough of this spicy ramen dish. I always order an extra egg. I don't know if it's a good thing, or bad that we live so far away. It takes us about 40 minutes to get here, but it is SO worth it
The Karai ramen is one of my favourites! Spicy but not so spicy you can't taste anything else. Absolutely delicious, even as a takeout item!
Shio Rāmen (塩ラーメン)
It is sooo good, the pork melts in your mouth every bite you take. The broth is so good and it completes everything in the ramen so well. Just thinking about it right now is making my mouth water and that's why I'm gonna go get some ramen RIGHT now.
Incredible! So much flavor packed into this dish. Hats off to the chef and also the always courteous staff!
Eating here reminds me of a Christmas morning as a kid, getting a Super Nintendo as my first gaming system. Reason I mention that is because the first time I had chef Levi's cooking back in his Tomo days, I was overcome with happiness and a nostalgia I hadn't felt since that morning and getting that SNES. My girlfriend would take me every birthday for Teppanyaki, and Levi would always make the occasion special. I remember going into Karai our first time, and the face we made when we realized Levi had his own place must have been one for the ages, just like his ramen. Everytime we come here is just like that same Christmas morning for me, nothing but happiness and nostalgia and today was no different. Seeing a decent crowd waiting on takeout during this pandemic makes a big statement, meaning that you guys have something special. Thank you for being here and giving us nothing but the best!
This is by far the best pork ramen I've ever had! I normally gravitate towards spicy dishes (and the karai ramen is great also), but this one really stole the show! It is tasty, light, and delicious! Portion is perfect.
This is the best Ramen in Jacksonville. I make it point to go or at least get something every Saturday.
I haven't tried every ramen (yet) but the tonkotsu is my favorite so far. It's so creamy and flavorful! And this place has an impressive line of Japanese beer and other beverages.
カレーライス Japanese Curry & Rice
This dish is the first dish I tried when I came here and I have been a frequent customer since! It's such a warm and filling dish and I tend to crave it most when I need a warm spiced hug.
I lived in Okinawa for a few years and Karao Ramen Bistro has made my soul happy once again because of their food! I miss good Ramen and this restaurant will leave you more than satisfied!
BEST Tonkotsu I've ever had. Cannot recommend it highly enough.
Hands down THE Best Ramen in Jacksonville!!! All of the flavors are so delicious together!! I love Chef Levi's ingenious ideas!!!
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