Ramen, Korean, Vietnamese
Price Range : $11-30 ($$)
Adress: 3472 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Phone: (303) 455-2858
- turned_in_notHealth Score76 out of 100
- turned_in_notVegan OptionsYes
- list_altTakes ReservationsYes
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForLunch, Dinner
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- turned_in_notWheelchair AccessibleYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- insert_emoticonAmbienceCasual, Trendy
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- local_barAlcoholBeer & Wine Only
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingYes
- tvHas TVNo
- turned_in_notDogs AllowedNo
- turned_in_notWaiter ServiceYes
- turned_in_notGender Neutral RestroomsYes
Denver Ramen Wars! To be fair, I've really only eaten at Uncle and Sera's in town, but had broken in my ramen palette in the Bay area and abroad.
To begin, I always loved that the word enclave was in the title of this restaurant. And that it's 'front door' is accessible via the back of an alley. I digress.
The ramen: surprise...I ordered the sesame pork belly (because I'm a sucker for tonkotsu broth) TAKE OUT. This means I had to put everything together in a giant bowl at my house. Setup notwithstanding, this was still top 3 favorite ramen I've ever had *and* better than Uncle. Uncle is still quite good, so let that settle in -- takeout from Sera's was better than eating in at Uncle.
Obviously a tiny sample size, so will need to revalidate this hot take. But absolutely you should visit.
Walk through a narrow alleyway that takes you to a cozy outdoor patio with comforting flavors. Sera's is a special spot with its twist on familiar dishes that remind you of old favorites with a new look. I tried the duck sliders and chilled ramen noodles. I was slightly underwhelmed by the sliders but thought the noodles were flavorful and filling.
They definitely incorporate several Asian flavors including Korean and Japanese ingredients. I'll be back to try out more!
I was wandering around the great Highlands Street Fair, and luckily found this wonderful restaurant when street food wasn't enough.
Their 32nd Avenue storefront is really very creative and cool but it is uniquely not the main entrance, and this sets the tempo for a different dining visit. Instead, you stroll along the west side of the building through a narrow walkway into an intimate outdoor (and covered) patio. There's also indoor seating available, but it was too nice out to go inside.
Greeted warmly by a staffer, was immediately led to an outdoor table where I began a terrific lunch.
Enjoyed their lettuce spring rolls, which were delivered at the right temperature and delicious as could be. Liked their accompanying spices and sauces.
I have frequently visited the Pacific Rim, love ramen, and perhaps a bit of a ramen snob to be honest. Sera's delivered and then some, as my yakisoba ramen was superb, served at the right time and temperature, a tasty mix of five-spice curry, panko crusted chicken, bean sprouts, cucumber, ginger, fried egg, seaweed, ginger pickled daikan.
Shout-out to my server, Kalvsia, who was helpful, friendly, and had great timing.
I feel like 3 stars is sort of generous. The food itself wasn't bad - I got the pork belly ramen. It had good flavor but was waaaaaay too salty. Adding some greens or more mushrooms would have helped this. Still, not bad and the sake was good.
The real reason for only 3 stars is that the service was just not good. The main person who served us was nice enough, but hardly checked on us (and didn't check on us at all after delivering the food). It also took an incredibly long time for us to get drinks, the app, the dinner, and then the check. And randomly, one girl who might have been the manager came over to check on us mid meal, and as my boyfriend was mad sentence, she just walked away. It was so weird! Okay spot food wise, but I don't see myself returning.
Really obscure entrance to this place. Walk through a narrow alleyway to get to their entrance. After walking through their outdoor seating, you reach a small entrance beside the restroom.
This appears to be a small house converted into small restaurant, so you might be seated in a small room off the main dining area.
Certainly not a venue for quiet intimate conversations. Service was prompt.
Flavorsome ramen was delicious but the oxtail could have been cooked a little longer. Not all meat as you'll get some sinew. Broth was flavorful but since I cook oxtail regularly, this could be so much for flavorful.
Duck bao buns were delicious.
All in all, very good food for the area.