When a new restaurant opens in the fabled Dominion Road precinct, it’s hard not to get excited, - chances of excellent food are high. Doragon Bowl opened early March; and in this era of social marketing, it may come as a no surprise that I read about it on twitter.
Dumpling Club members came to check out the place a couple of weeks ago. The tradition of Japanese eatery wait staff calling out an exuberant welcome when customers enter has well and truly taken hold in Auckland. Though I have to admit, it’s a bit disconcerting when every few minutes three staff yell out ‘Irasshaimase!’
The ramen menu is extensive, but essentially, there are four base options: soy, miso, shiyo (salt) or curry. You choose your type of ramen (Doragon, Vegetarian, Hokkai, Tonkotsu) and add on various toppings. The soy base was not available when we visited. There is also a range of donburi (rice) dishes and side dishes to share.