Imagine walking downtown crossing and you start to feel a wave of hunger. You start walking around and you not craving the usual cheap takeout or fast food. You continue to walk down the street and in the corner of your eye you see a Ramen shop called Wen’s Noodles. If you’re feeling adventurous, decide to give it a chance and walk in, then boom! You get hit with a wave of both delicious smells and delectable, authentic ramen.
Wen’s first opened in Back Bay in May 2016. They specialize in Japanese dishes, they have a range of Japanese Ramen and Curry to all sorts of things. I stumbled upon this little hidden treasure about a few months ago.,. After my initial visit to Wens, later that day I went home and told a bunch of my friends about it and we all went to try it out. Since then we all have been going there back to back. I rated Wen’s on the following: Service, Food Quality, Interia, Exterior, Cleanliness, Ambiance, and finally Value for money.
The restaurant did have a few kinks to it, like the time a lady yelled at a customer for not tipping or how my friend got lectured for not tipping enough, but despite all these flaws, they are amazing when it comes to other things. The service was good but the servers were very passive-aggressive. The interior is not too shabby, when you walk in you see on the walls beautiful paintings of Japan. While the inside is beautiful, don’t let the exterior steer you away as it is kinda bland. I would’ve missed it but I ended up finding it by just paying attention. Unlike the exterior, the cleanliness of this place is a top tear. Every time I walk in the door the tables are all wiped down and the dirty dishes never sit on the table for too long. I love how clean this place is. The bathroom is always sparkling. Same with the ambiance, the overall atmosphere is calm and settled. You have music playing in the background while you eat and it’s just so much fun to just sit down with friends and just discuss life while you eat ramen. Even though the servers can be a little bit mean, the quality of the food was excellent. The meat and noodles were always tender and well-flavored. While in the end, the overall experience is different and worth the money and hassle.
In conclusion, Wen’s is a great place to go and eat at. While it has its kinks it’s worth it in both the money aspect but also the food quality aspect. You can find Wen’s noodles at either 247 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, or 144 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111(the one I went to.) Wens is a Yay.