June 17, 2015
You have provably noticed that our building is being renovated as we continue to operate amidst it all.
I only have the deepest gratitude towards our hard core customers for braving the noise and continueing to support us. Today in particular the back storage area was flooded from a pipe breakage upstairs and we also had no lighting in the dining area. Took a few phone calls to get sorted and hoping the issue is fixed for now. It was stressful to have to serve a full house with patient customers slurping ramen in the dark with a tradie grinding away concrete just next door. More noise and incidents are bound to happen as we continue to trade in a construction site building. It does seem that the works stop during dinner time and it is pretty quiet so far and impact is minimal except for a few lighting issues making the outside Adelaide street frontage area a bit more moody than the inside dining area.
I have decided to announce that our city shop will shut shop at end of August (exact day to be announced). Thank you customers for your support for coming to us for the last five years in this location. We are looking at re-opening at a permanent nearby CBD location in early 2016. When movements are clearer we will update.
Also if there is a suitable location we are interested in doing a pop up at a interim temporary location and if we do have the luck of this concept materializing, we will certainly also update any such information.
Thanks again for your tremendous patience and we will do our best to serve you until we close our doors end August.
Ascot shop will continue to trade as usual.
June 10, 2015
Cancellation of some festival events means a good opportunity to give back to regular customers!
Angel Hair Kaedama
Same Time Separate Bowl or 別皿
In the Same Bowl 同丼
Take Home 4 for $1.00
While stocks last.
May 30, 2015
<LIMITED DURING JUNE ONLY>
Iekei Ramen is the regional specialty ramen of Yokohama. A layer of chi-yu (chicken oil) on top of the tonkotsu soup adds stickiness to the soup. The flavouring is a blend of usukuchi and koikuchi shoyu. Matched with thick straight noodles. Topped with large sheets of nori and spinach, memma, charsiu and egg. As always, no MSG, and Taro just loves these homages to authenticity, he has spent a lot of time replicating this style and very very happy with the result. He suggests hungry customers to order with rice. Limited to 10 serves lunch/dinner.
April 27, 2015
Results: Donation Appeal 2015
Japan Earthquake March 2011 / Vanuatu March 2015 / Nepal April 2015
- Thank you for your warm support during our donation appeal month of March 2015. I am pleased to report that we raised the below funds.
- $804 from Sendai Karamiso Ramen sold
- $147.65 cash donations
- total $951.65
- With your kind permission, we have donated via UNICEF, 30% of the funds to the children affected by the recent Nepal Earthquake and 20% of the funds to the Vanuatu kids devastated by Cyclone Pam.
Donation details – Ref: AQ1RC00AF53F
Cyclone Pam Appeal
Nepal Earthquake Appeal
It’s so saddening to see the never ending occurrence of world wide natural disasters taking the toll of so many innocent lives. We initially requested customer’s support in raising funds for the Japanese children but there are so many disasters and all of them so cruel, I hope contributing customers can accept my decision in allocating some funds to the respective recent disasters. I encourage readers to access Unicef and donate whatever you can. It is so easy, with payments taken from credit cards or paypal.
March 28, 2015
Easter & ANZAC Day Trading Schedule
Date CBD Ascot
Apr 2 Thu Open Open
Apr 3 Good Friday Closed Open*
Apr 4 Easter Sat Closed Open*
Apr 5 Easter Sun Closed Open
Apr 6 Easter Mon Closed Open*
Apr 7 Tue Open Open
Apr 25 Sat Anzac Day Closed Closed
We’ll try opening Ascot over Easter! It is actually near impossible to trade with penalty wage rates which including super costs amount to around $50 per hour per casual employee so just to try to make it a bit more feasible for us to serve you, on the public holidays, 3rd, 4th and 6th, we ask your cooperation in bearing a small surcharge of $2.00 per adult. Our full time staff including myself will all be working hard and looking forward to seeing you at Ascot!
Thank you! Taro
Taro’s Ramen – Ascot
Izakaya Style with a more diverse Tapas (Otsumami) Menu and Drinks Menu!
1/145 Racecourse Rd
Ascot QLD 4007
Parking at Rear of Shop!
March 24, 2015
Honestly the economic environment for us minnow restaurants is not getting any better but we have been truly fortunate with amazingly wonderful customers that we wanted to recognize the loyalty of them (you!).
The cards are being printed as we speak and I think we can launch the program sometime soon.
Collect a stamp for every $15 spent and get a reward after every 8 stamps. Your 4th reward is a $20 voucher or official team attire. Choose between apron or t-shirt. The apparel is brought to you by the team at the Print Bar.
I just want to tell the story of how I ended up using them. Finding them was probably fate! I wasn’t happy with the quality of t shirts made at a mega international printing company so I was googling for a local company that can do it at reasonable prices. So I found the Print Bar online and spoke on the phone to set up an appointment and I drove myself down and popped in.
When I walked into the shop, I was greeted with a scream in the face, “Oh my god it’s Taro!! I love your Ramen!!”
And now, I don’t want to sound biased after such a whole hearted greeting from young lady Miss A but the entire team at the Print Bar were a pure delight to do work with till the end. They have such a cool creative vibe flowing in their Windsor Office and workshop. After I passed them the USB containing logos, Mr L edited it into a design on the spot and 1 week later, all finished! Being a local business, I was able to check the quality of the material of the cloth etc and speak to them about different options about longer lasting screen print method etc. and all the designing and printing is done in house right there. Also I don’t know for sure but i felt like I was in a boutique fashion outlet and the various designs (the shapes) of the t-shirts seemed hipster approved coo? Is that an appropriate expression? Anyway not outdated.
Owner of the Print Bar, Jarred and myself in the team colors!
Miss A holding our design screen which physically hold the logo in position which means the design is better quality and longer lasting than a computer printing option.