Yamadaya is a good place for someone to discover ramen for the first time as Ramen is not the most “good-looking” food, and is difficult to eat for the first time. The selection is simple and easy to understand, so you will not be overwhelmed with choices. Choices include: a typical Pork flavored ramen, a Tokyo inspired soy ramen, a thick and fatty port ramen, and a spicy ramen that can be ordered with three levels of spicy. To complement the easy selection, the service is always willing to answer any questions a newcomer might have.
Although, while the selection is easy to understand, it is also pretty limited in choice of flavor, as Yamadaya only features pork ramen and these choices are just different variations of one particular flavor. This is probably because it is the restaurant's specialty, but someone who goes there often could find themselves craving something new after a few visits. In regards to atmosphere, Yamadaya is a typical family friendly environment and the restaurant's interior is also pleasing to the eye. It features a rural Asia feel with “stone-like” tables and decorations to match. Additionally, the restaurant is very spacious and very well laid out, so you can enjoy your big bowl of noodles without having to worry about bothering your neighbor. Lastly, if all those noodles weren't quite enough to satisfy your appetite, Yamadaya offers a free side-dish of noodles or steamed rice to anyone who shows a Student ID.
Tony Nguyen says, “I’ve already eaten there twice and both times I left happy and full", and Sushil Bhakta praised, “That was my first bowl of ramen and it couldn’t have been better."
Overall, Ramen Yamadaya has a lot of potential as a distinctive local restaurant, but also a fair amount of room for improvement.