Takumi Sushi, Ramen & Lounge is a modern take on a sushi bar (and the fish looked super fresh and fabulous), but I can’t resist a bowl of steaming noodles. At lunchtime this place was hopping with customers hunched and slurping or chop-sticking fresh sushi and sashimi. The menu is vast and the ramen choices are many, but to take advantage of lunch pricing, go for the classic Tonkatzu Ramen at 9.50 (includes a salad). Because I don’t get to Branford often so I got a ramen to-go, too. Gluten free available. www.takumibranford.online.