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Japanese, Asian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Reviewed 13 May 2023

We went to Menkoi about 3 years ago. I thought the ramen was good, but my Japanese wife said, "Meh". She went again with 3 guests and she was disgusted with the service and the food. You pay at the counter and you tip before...you eat..25%, 20%, 15%...you know the game. The noodles were over-cooked and the broth was not hot. The guests ordered ramen with chicken and the cook forgot to put the chicken in and they had to wait for their bowls to come back. Relying on my wife's opinion, Menkoi's ramen is NOT authentic.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2019 via mobile

Miso Ramen and spicy ramen are winners for sure ! The shumai shrimp dumplings make a great starter. Served Japanese style this place is the real deal and not pricey . Stop in and pull up a nice hot bowl of delicious ramen ....a return...trip for sure .More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 July 2019

I absolutely love Menkoi Ramen in Greenville, SC. There are two locations one being here on Woodruff rd and the other in downtown Greenville on Main st. The woodruff location is my first love bc my gf and I would go here often and we...loved the lady at the counter. She remembers us by face and is the sweetest (Korean I think) lady ever. I always get the Cha Shu Men bc it has the most meat and food in it plus it is delicious. But honestly I like the majority of things on the menu. The downtown location is great too and has a bigger menu. I def recommend trying it out and trying it out mulitple times to try different things.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 March 2019

Fantastic ramen and other goodies. The portions are huge, the service was quick, and it was worth every penny. We've had the best luck with parking on Sundays and Thursday. Definitely worth trying.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We have found this Ramen joint in Greenville. Several Japanese customers - good sign for good Ramen. Gyoza was authentic. Ramen was goodJapanese style. Noodle was a little thick ( my favorite is thin noodle) Less than USD10. Great deal in SC.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Don’t knock Ramen until you have had the REAL thing. With seasonal dishes, Menkoi is the place to satisfy your need for comfort food. Both location in Greenville are EXCELLENT!!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We looove ramen and couldn't resist stopping here on a rainy day. We both requested spicy chicken ramen and the kitchen had no problem accomodating. The ramen had just the right amount of heat to it and was seasoned so well. Very rich and flavorful...(pork and beef based if I am not mistaken). The chicken was very moist and tender. We also had gyoza as an appetizer and would recommend. The menu is very easy to understand and the service is lightning fast at a great price. I would recommend Menkoi to anyone who is a real ramen fan. Can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A very easy to understand menu........portions are large and hearty...staff is helpful and friendly .....quick service

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

We found this a perfect place for a quick lunch while walking around downtown Greenville. Soba noodles in broth--or ramen--perfect for our needs. Would definitely recommend for very casual dining.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

The downtown location is right across the street from my office. This is a fabulous meal to have on a cold day. The miso ramen is my favorite, especially once I sprinkle some of their spice mix into it to give it a kick. It's...also a way to get a hearty meal for under $10, which is not easy to do in a downtown setting.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Oof. Flavorless, soulless colored waters masquerading as broths. Overcooked, over-held noodles of mushiness and sadness. Microwaved, previously frozen "dumplings" of sorts pretending to be siumai, and terrible "gyoza"... This pan-Asian food-court stall of sorts is of great sorrow.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Went here on a whim to try different Asian food. No other place like this to my knowledge. Fast service and tasty dishes, Inside Japanese style. Nice change up from generic American restaurants and Coke. Inexpensive and filling. Great value We'll be back.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Ashley at the register was attentive and adorable! We had pork ramen bowls, a salt rice cake, and dumplings. My husband and kids ages 12YO and 9YO liked their meals more than I liked mine. I really wanted chicken, but unfortunately they were out of...it, so went with pork instead. Turns out that I'm just not much of a ramen fan, though I think the food was of good quality, and the service was great! And the prices are very reasonable.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

I was dying for some good, flavorful soup and came across this place, which turned out to be an unfortunate find. I asked what was their most popular dish and ordered that. It was a soup with yellow noodles and slices of pork. I took...it home and my first indication it was going to bad was the unpleasant smell. It stank of what I would imagine the inside of the stomach of a shark who was digesting chum and guts. I forced myself to try it and much to my dismay, the taste matched the stench. I threw it out and vowed never to waste another soup craving on this place.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Had heard good things about this place and had to give it a try. Have tried several places like this before, but have never enjoyed them. Little one was sick and figured some soup might do the trick. I went with the spicy #4 which...had pork, egg, spinach, sprouts and was absolutely wonderful. The broth was fantastic and it was definitely spicy!! Also had the shrimp dumplings and they were a hit. I will definitely return.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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  • Food: 3.5
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