Underbelly Ramen House (Little Italy)
A couple months ago, my nephew flew into San Diego for comicon. He wanted to grab some food nearby so we headed to Underbelly Ramen House in Little Italy. The restaurant is on the smaller side indoors with a counter area where you order, surrounded by a few tables. They've also got additional seating in the open window bar seating and some tables on the other side of the restaurant. You have to go back out and around after ordering to get there. We also got these metal plates with your order number stamped out.
We started out with the Pork Belly Buns. This was my half out of two pieces. It is a nice tasty chunk of meat and accented with pickled cucumbers and fresh greens. They use a ginger hoisin mayo which gives it a little sweeter flavor. These come on steamed buns that are thick enough to hold the rest of ingredients like pita bread.
Nephew got the Underbelly Ramen, one of the most popular items. The bowls here come with a good amount of ingredients. It also comes with dumplings!
I got the Belly of the Beast Ramen, another popular item. If you like meat, this one is full of it! The sausage on the left was pork-based and the other cuts of meat were tender and flavorful. Overall, a tasty meal with family. Perhaps I'll come back with Dennis since ramen is one of his favorite dishes. They also opened a new location in North Park recently.
750 W. Fir St
San Diego CA 92101