On Saturday, John and I visited Lucky Cat Ramen for a quick lunch. Our original plan was to try Hinata Ramen, but they don’t open until 4pm on weekends. Lucky Cat was only a few blocks away, so our tummies didn’t have to go hungry much longer.This place is pretty cute, and the cat theme is right up my alley. I can imagine it being a popular lunch spot on weekdays. It was happy hour, and Sapporo was only $3. We later learned that an entire pitcher of Sapporo would have only been $10. John and I both ordered the vegetarian ramen. Yasai Vegetable Ramen ($11) had a vegetable and potato broth, topped with carrots, corn, purple potato, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. The veggie ramen came with thin, green noodles cooked to a decent al dente. The broth was quite oily, but I did like the light peppery taste. The vegetables were hit or miss. Some were tender and somewhat flavorful, but others were cooked to a mush.
The truth is that this was a mediocre bowl of ramen, but a large bowl of noodles at a cat themed restaurant was just what I needed after a horrendous haircut. I tried to repeatedly convince myself it’s not that bad, but the haircut is so far off from what I asked for. Thank you, Lucky Cat, for cheering me up a bit. The restroom sign also made me chuckle… P. S. There’s a giant lucky cat inside the restaurant. I’m sure everyone takes a photo of it during their meal. Can I have one of these for my dream house, pretty please?!