OMG! By unfortunate circumstance, I've never had much better than Top Ramen and even then I would always "doctor" it up to make it more interesting and palatable. Finally, I got my foodie butt into a restaurant that serves what appears to be very authentic and very tasty ramen. J Ramen rocks! Casual environment. About 10 times the price of Top ramen and well worth every single penny (not expensive at all for an over the "top" yummy non-fast food lunch). Got the garlic ramen, my partner got the spicy. Both were amazing! That being said, we will be returning not only for ramen, but gotta check out their sushi as well. Looks like it's just as good. Located at the outer limits of downtown, a definite diamond in the rough!