“Portland's ramen game got turned upside down in recent years, and Kayo's is pulling ahead from the throng”

The 38 Essential Portland Restaurants, Spring 2017
The 38 Essential Portland Restaurants, Winter 2016

⌁ Eater PDX

Gary the Foodie (Gary Okazaki) names Kayo's Ramen a top newcomer in his "fast-casual" category

Industry Experts Reveal Their Top Restaurant Newcomers of 2016
⌁ Eater on Top Buzz, Dec '16

“Each bowl features what Kayo's calls Noodle #47, signifying the previous 46 noodles tested during a three month collaboration with a local noodle maker”

Kayo's Ramen Bar Opens With Umami Goodness
⌁ Eater PDX, May '16

"Behold the Most Elegant - Dare We Say, Delicate - Ramen on Portland's Scene"

Best Restaurants 2017: Step Into The Light
⌁ Portland Monthly, Nov '17

"2017 was a wild, delicious year. These dining experiences defined the city's scene."

Portland's Best New Restaurants of 2017
⌁ Portland Monthly, Nov '17

"The expansive menu includes a half-dozen traditional styles, but the showstoppers are Osaka native Kayoko Kaye’s fiery and inventive signature bowls.”

A Local’s Guide to Portland, Oregon ~ The Washington Post, June ‘19