Kopan Ramen 2 recently renovated its Downtown Burbank restaurant and added organic tofu soup options and a selection of Korean favorites for a new concept and name, Kopan Ramen 2 and Tofu House.
The restaurant is divided into two sides – one side is exclusively for ramen and the original Kopan Ramen 2 menu. Patrons who wish to order from the Tofu House menu are seated on the other side, but the entire menu, including ramen, is also available in the Tofu House seating area.
While we have reviewed the dishes from Kopan Ramen 2 in the past, we had to try out the new Tofu House menu. We did order the requisite chashu pork ramen, which was tasty and delicious, as usual.
Our server brought out a selection of Korean side dishes and a dish of raw eggs, still in the shell, after we ordered some tofu soups. We tried beef tofu, vegetable tofu and seafood tofu soups, mild and medium spicy.
We all enjoyed the tofu soups – they were perfect for a cool and blustery day. The medium spicy was not that spicy, but the seafood broth was typically Asian style – most pieces still in the shell, with shrimp heads and not a lot of meat. Great flavor though.
When the server brings the tofu soup, diners are warned to not touch the bowl – it is boiling hot and the stone bowl continues to hold the heat for several minutes. This is the time when one cracks open the raw egg into the soup, which is nicely cooked by the time the soup cools enough to eat.
A side of seaweed cucumber salad was a refreshing palate cleanser, although the seaweed seemed just a bit too sweet this time around.
We also tried the Bulgogi/Beef BBQ plate with a side of steamed rice. The dish came out sizzling and was piled high with deliciously marinated grilled beef.
Kopan Ramen 2 and Tofu House add some dimension to the restaurant offerings in Downtown Burbank. We enjoyed our meal. The restaurant and bathrooms were clean and the servers attentive. We’ll stop back again for more ramen, bulgogi and tofu soup.
Restaurant Info: Kopan Ramen and Tofu House is located at 220 N. San Fernando, Burbank, CA 91502 . 818-845-0187. Kopan Ramen and Tofu House is open Sunday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Kopan Ramen and Tofu House receives: On The Marquee
Tops In Town (Outstanding)
On The Marquee (Really Good)
Could Use A Rewrite (Average or Slightly Below)
Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Poor)