Ramen Takumi on University Place has an average rating on Yelp, but I really liked the salt- and soy-based ramen I’ve had here. Admittedly, I don’t know much about ramen to know what’s authentic.
I’ve had the Konbu seaweed and shiitake mushroom-based broth ramen at Totto Ramen and the pork-based broth ramen at Ippudo NY, and they were both very good. However, my taste gravitates toward the salt broth at Ramen Takumi.
I like the croquettes appetizer. The menu doesn’t say it’s vegetarian, but it has potato and peas inside.
On this visit, I got the Shio Ramen–natural salt flavored broth with two slices of pork, bamboo shoots, salt flavored egg, seaweed, scallion, scallop powder and noodle, pictured below. (Previously, I got the Syo-Yu Ramen–soy sauce flavored broth with two sides of pod; bamboo shoots, soy sauce flavored egg, seaweed, scallion, onion and noodle.)