Slurping Turtle: Ann Arbor’s Hidden Gem for Authentic Japanese Cuisine

Discovering the Flavors of Japan at Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor

When my friend Laura suggested we check out Slurping Turtle for a mom’s night out, I was excited to see what this Ann Arbor gem had to offer. As a new mom, Laura was in need of a break and some delicious food, and I was more than happy to join her.

We arrived at the restaurant around 6 pm on a Saturday and were greeted with a wait time of 30-45 minutes. We were told that the wait for those who came after us was even longer, so I’d recommend making a reservation if they allow it. They also have another bar and extra seating downstairs that is only open on the weekends, so that’s another option to consider if you’re looking to avoid the wait.

Fun and Comfortable Atmosphere

Once we were seated, the atmosphere of the restaurant was fun and comfortable. The booth seats were perfect for our group and the restaurant was busy, giving it a lively vibe. Our server, Matt, took great care of us without being overbearing or checking in too often.

Appetizers and Drinks to Start off the Meal Right

For an appetizer, I ordered the Gyoza w/ homemade gyoza sauce. The dumplings were cooked to perfection and the homemade gyoza sauce was the perfect dip. For my drink, I ordered the Blueberry Basil Smash, which was a refreshing and unique cocktail.

Satisfying and Delicious Ramen Dishes to Enjoy

For dinner, I decided on the DFFC Miso Ramen, which consisted of duck fat fried chicken, spicy pork miso, bean sprouts kimchi, buttered corn, bok choy, molten egg, scallions, sesame seeds, chili flakes, and chili oil. It was delicious! The broth and noodles were perfect for a cold winter day and I was full after finishing it. I was also happy to have leftovers to take home.

Laura ordered the Shrimp Shio Ramen and a Ginger-berry Blitz cocktail. She enjoyed her meal as well, and even finished her whole bowl!

A Slurp-Worthy Conclusion: Slurping Turtle’s Ramen is a Must-Try in Ann Arbor

Overall, the food and drinks at Slurping Turtle were delicious. The portions were large and filling, but we both agreed that the prices were a little steep. However, we felt that the unique flavors and atmosphere made the experience worth it. Also, the portions are large and filling.

We both agreed that Slurping Turtle is the best Ramen in Ann Arbor and we would love to go back again. If you’re looking for a taste of Japan in the heart of Michigan, be sure to check out Slurping Turtle.

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  1. What an amazing experience, I would love to discover the flavours
    of Japan..

  2. Victoria says:

    Makes me want to visit!

    1. please do! 🙂

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