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People lined up for hours in Burnaby for this hot new Asian restaurant

Station Square in Metrotown adds another exciting restaurant.
A dish from Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba, which according to its website, makes ramen without the soup and comes in a variety of flavour styles, from spicy to curry to vegan and beyond.

A Japanese-born global restaurant chain that specializes in "soupless" ramen has added another Metro Vancouver location to its portfolio.

And people lined up for hours in Burnaby to see it.

As the video below shows, the new Burnaby location of Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba was hotly anticipated as the doors opened at a new space at Station Square in the Metrotown area.

This is now the second Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba restaurant in Burnaby – they have one on Lougheed Highway in the Brentwood area – and sixth overall in Metro Vancouver. For east Burnaby residents, they can check out the location on North Road in Burquitlam across the street from Lougheed Town Centre shopping centre.

The restaurant chain is best known for their loaded noodle bowls that are done in the "dry" or "soupless" ramen style. This "Japanese-style mixed soba" uses thick and chewy house-made multi-grain soba noodles, loaded with your choice of toppings, including a signature spicy iteration with meat and egg yolk, a "Tantan" style, a cheese version, the fully-loaded "Zenbu," a vegan option, and more.

Additionally, Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba makes more traditional soup ramen (i.e. tonkotsu, tantan, vegan and so on), as well as rice bowls, and appetizers (chicken karaage, gyoza, takoyaki).

  • With files from Lindsay William-Ross, Vancouver Is Awesome