29 Best Ramen Restaurants In America

Amidst the scramble of struggle and conflict that has begun to cloud the hopes of modern society, there seems to be one universal beacon of comfort for the masses: ramen. When all else goes wrong, we can find solace in the fact that as a country, America sure knows how to do ramen, and that you can travel virtually anywhere to find a satisfying bowl.

While a solid majority of some of the country's best ramen restaurants are congregated in diverse metropolitan cities like New York and Los Angeles, there are stellar spots serving up savory, flavorful bowls of the stuff across the country. Ramen is one of those dishes that can be simultaneously familiar and innovative, as pickier customers can safely order chicken or pork broth with noodles and classic toppings, while those looking for something novel can head to trendier spots for innovative concoctions like Impossible Meat ramen or hazelnut milk ramen. Even those with serious food allergies or restrictions, like vegans or celiacs, can find genuinely delicious ramen at many highly-rated restaurants around the country.

To put it simply, there are a lot of incredible ramen restaurants in America. To help you out, we have compiled a list of the top 30 ramen restaurants in the U.S., corner to corner, from down in Miami, Florida to up in Portland, Oregon. Ramen road trip anyone? Sounds like a delicious idea to us.

Marufuku Ramen, New York, NY

We'll preface by saying that a lot of the ramen restaurants on our list are located in New York City. If you live in NYC, please have a field day with this information. If not, don't worry, there is likely something near you. Marufuku Ramen in the East Village is one of the most well-known ramen spots in NYC, but they also have several locations in California and Texas.

Marufuku regularly earns five-star ratings for two reasons: their stellar, umami-rich ramen bowls, and their impeccable service. Most customers rave about their variety of chicken ramen bowls, including daily specials that sell out quickly, like chicken paitan. Marufuku uses ultra-thin, authentic noodles and a highly selective pork chashu for their milky, Hakata-style tonkotsu broth, which takes around 20 hours to make — talk about authenticity! This spot also offers a creamy vegetable broth, spinach noodles, and a wide variety of appetizers and rice bowls to compliment your main course.

ROKC, New York, NY

If you've seen photos from ROKC, they're likely of their dazzling cocktails 1(like this martini served in a light bulb). However, ROKC — which is a convenient acronym for "ramen, oysters, kitchen, cocktails” — has been a New York staple due to their Japanese and Chinese cuisine expertise. According to its website, "ROKC is where East meets West, where the past fuses with the present." This can be seen in their contemporary take on ancient recipes.

At ROKC, you can order from their fairly extensive raw bar, which includes fresh oysters imported from the east coast, and $1.50 happy hour oysters. Of course, the ramen is the show-stopper, and, according to Yelp, one of the most popular offerings is the Kyoto: a chicken and fish-based broth topped with flavorful pork belly, garlic oil, a soft boiled egg, spicy bean sprouts, and scallion. If you're in it for the noodles and not so much for the broth, try their soupless offering, like the Yokosuka, made with creamy coconut milk, shrimp paste, green curry, shrimp oil, and various veggies. Other ramen flavors are gabbed about for their inclusion of truffle oil, and most customers praise this place for their generous portions.

Otaku Ramen, Nashville, TN

Owned and operated by women, Otaku Ramen in Gulch, Nashville offers a variety of modern takes on traditional ramen flavors that you truly won't find elsewhere. We'll try to focus on the ramen, but the appetizer options are totally drool-worthy too. (Where else have you seen dill pickle crispy tofu?) Besides, if you start off with an appetizer like the bucket of Tokyo fried chicken, you might not have room for the main course ... maybe just do it anyway.

Some of Otaku's ramen flavors can be made vegan, which is always a plus. In addition to traditional shoyu and spicy miso flavors, it offers a one-of-a-kind Tennessee Tonkotsu, complete with savory pork confit, wood ear mushroom, and egg. At Otaku, you can make most dishes "Monster Style," which, according to their menu, adds a heaping serving of pork belly, ground chicken, and whole egg.

Ichigoh Ramen Lounge, Dallas, TX

A major contender for the best ramen in Dallas, Ichigoh Ramen Lounge is known for its authenticity. The most raved-about menu item might be its juicy, yet crispy, karaage chicken, but the ramen is what keeps customers lining up inside of this sleek, sunny spot.

A major selling point for the ramen at Ichigoh is the thin noodles, which are sourced straight from Sapporo, Japan. According to The Dallas Morning News, the noodles are said to have been imported and aged in cedar noodle boxes for about a week prior to being served.

The resturant also boasts unique ramen flavors, like Apple Fennel Shio, which is made with ingredients like vegetable broth, apple, and pickled fennel. Unlike many other ramen spots, Ichigoh typically uses a chicken paitan broth rather than the milkier, heavier pork-based broths. Amongst its popular dishes are the Tori Paitan, Spicy Soboro Shoyu (though it's said to be just "the right" amount of spice, for those craving something extra hot), and the light, citrusy, semi-sweet Yuzu Shio ramen (via Yelp).

Nakamura, New York, NY

According to the restaurant's website, Nakamura is headed by a true "Ramen God," chef Shigetoshi Nakamura. After experiencing success in Japan, Nakamura brought his skill and creativity to the U.S. Now, New Yorkers flock to the eponymous resturant for heaping bowls of some of the best vegan ramen and umami truffle fries you'll find anywhere.

The ramen at Nakamura is made with thick, chewy noodles, and it comes in a variety of flavors. Even the vegan options, like the XO Miso, are packed with protein and flavor, as this dish consists of a special protein soy sauce, cabbage, scallion, and Szechuan pepper. Another popular vegan option is the Truffle Miso, made mouthwatering by the inclusion of sautéed crimini mushrooms and white truffle oil. For a one-of-a-kind ramen experience, try the Russ & Roe if it's available, made with cold noodles and smoked salmon. (Full disclosure: as is typical of New York City, this restaurant's bowls run a little steep in price, as the Russ & Roe, for example, racks in at $27.)

Hinodeya Ramen Bar, San Francisco, CA; Dallas, TX

Hinodeya is run by Masao Kuribara, who, according to Hoodline, "has cooked for the late Prime Minister of Japan, Ryutaro Hashimoto, the Clintons, and countless heads of state." The Hinodeya Ramen Bar greets customers with its mantra: "More tasty, more exciting, and more comfortable!" Does that make you want to cozy up in a booth with a steaming bowl of ramen, or what?

While Hinodeya is one of many popular ramen restaurants in San Francisco (where there are two locations), there is also a Hinodeya location in Dallas. Most ramen is photogenic by nature, but there's something about the bowls at Hinodeya that are simply artful. The noodles are known to be perfectly koshi, which is a word that describes the noodles' elasticity and firmness (bet you didn't think you'd be getting a vocabulary lesson here, did you?). The resturant even offers a creamy vegan ramen with spinach noodles. Two popular dishes include the Spicy Miso Special, packed with fatty, delicious flavors, and the Hamaguri ramen, which is swimming with fresh littleneck clams.

Ramen Danbo, Seattle, WA; New York, NY; Brooklyn, NY

With locations in Vancouver, Seattle, and New York, Ramen Danbo is widely popular for those who love a traditional bowl of tonkotsu ramen. (According to its website, the restaurant chain originated in the heart of Japan!) Customers rave over the Fukuoka-style tonkotsu, made with pork broth.

Customers enjoy the spicy kick that comes with most menu options, thanks to the dollop of spicy tare nestled between all other ingredients. Popular options include the Choshu-men order, which tops the ramen with six slices of braised pork belly, and the Negigoma ramen, made with sesame oil and pickled veggies. Here's something you don't hear too often from a New York City restaurant review: you can get a real bang for your buck at this spot with the lunch combo deals. Even if you order for dinner, the prices at Ramen Danbo aren't outrageous, and it isn't skimpy with the toppings — expect mounds of tender meat and scallions. The company even offers a plentiful vegan ramen menu!

Yoroshiku, Seattle, WA

Due to its opportune location near the coast, the bustling Seattle food scene is crowned by seafood-bearing restaurants, and Yoroshiku is no exception. The restaurant, run by Sapporo-native Keisuke Kobayashi, opened in 2012 and quickly grew, having doubled in size after just five years, according to the Yoroshiku website.

The Yoroshiku website opens with the quote "Illuminating an often-overlooked side of Japanese cuisine." With classic dishes including spicy miso ramen and innovative menu items like wagyu shoyu ramen, chef Kobayahsi proves that Japanese cuisine is much, much more than tuna rolls and slices of sashimi (although the menu offers those as well). Since the seafood is fresh as can be, the restaurant's Fisherman Ramen is majorly popular, complete with clam, octopus, salmon, and scallops, oh my! This spot is usually super busy, so reservations are recommended. Pro tip: come for the unbeatable happy hour, which features sake and sashimi combo specials.

Men Oh Tokushima Ramen, Los Angeles, CA; Santa Clara, CA

You can't go to Los Angeles without trying a highly-rated restaurant like Men Oh. The website shares that its traditional Tokushima ramen is made rich by simmered pork bones and soy.

Men Oh doesn't sell flashy, eccentric flavors, but it doesn't need to. It is known for simple, traditional, flavor-packed ramen. Thin noodles absorb all of the fatty pork bone broth flavors in classic tonkotsu ramen and karaage chicken ramen. It also offers a miso-based vegetable ramen with spinach noodles and tofu, and a savory black garlic ramen that tastes just as delicious as you might imagine. If you're looking for a bowl of comforting, no-frills ramen, this is your spot. Most of Los Angeles would agree, as LA Weekly named it one of the Top 10 Ramen Shops in the city.

Jinya Ramen Bar, locations nationwide

If we were a ramen restaurant, we'd be intimidated by Jinya Ramen Bar. With its sleek, modern interior and trendy vibes, it has everything a city-goer might look for in a ramen spot: great food, a vast menu, and a hip crowd. Its Buckhead Atlanta location gets rave reviews on the regular, and for good reason.

At Jinya Ramen Bar, vegans (and non-vegans looking for a meat-free meal) will be pleased with the numerous plant-based options offered. There's spicy creamy vegan ramen, loaded with chunks of tofu and toppings like crispy onions and garlic oil; the Tsunami White Pearl topped with Impossible Meat and broccolini; and the veggie-packed Flying Vegan Harvest. Those who are looking for a meat-based soup will love the sumptuous wonton chicken ramen or the various tonkotsu options. The chain even has a gluten-free ramen that can be prepared vegan or with chicken! It's worth mentioning that this spot offers some awesome side dishes too, including mini tacos, Brussels sprouts tempura, and an Impossible Meat bun.

Tsujita, Los Angeles, CA

Most ramen fans know that to slurp is to say "I love this ramen." At Tsujita, slurping is highly encouraged, as it purposely serves the noodles and broth separately, for an optimal slurp opportunity. This type of ramen, wherein the noodles are dipped into the broth with each bite, is called Tsukemen, according to Kokoro Media. The Tsujita website states its irresistible broth is "simmered for over 30 hours to create the rich thickness and depth of flavor. The noodles are custom-made to be bouncy, which is a perfect match to entangle with the soup."

For Los Angeles locals and tourists alike, it's well known that Tsujita is the spot for dipping noodles — with over 4,000 reviews on Yelp, it boasts a four star rating. Tsujita's flavor options are limited, but you go here for authentic ingredients like silky charsiu pork, fresh negi (a type of green onion), and a tangy squeeze of lime juice.

Wasabi, Chicago, IL

Chicago's foodie scene is no joke, and neither is its ramen game. Just like other major U.S. cities, the Windy City is saturated with five-star-worthy ramen shops, but Wasabi might just take the cake. (Plus, "Wasabi in the Windy City" just has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?)

According to its website, Wasabi is known as a "secret gem" to locals, and "is everything you'd expect and nothing you'd imagine." Sounds mysterious, but there's some truth to that statement. Wasabi's specializes in tonkotsu ramen, with rich and creamy pork bone broth that is simmered for as much as 45 hours. Aside from its classic ramen, the resturant offers bowls with chewy egg noodles and a vegan option that includes a seitan ragu. Other dishes include a spicy roasted garlic miso ramen, made with tender Berkshire pork belly, egg, marinated bamboo shoot, bean sprouts, sesame, scallions, garlic chips, and chili threads; katsu sliders, which come in pork, cod, and mushroom; and various rice bowls.

Uncle Ramen, Denver, CO

This one might win for best restaurant name. In Denver, there are two Uncle locations; one is in Highlands, the other in West Wash Park. While they both have stellar reviews, the one in Highlands may have a long wait time, since it doesn't accept reservations. Either way, the chefs at Uncle sure know how to whip up a bowl of ramen.

Uncle offers some unique ramen options that you probably haven't seen so far on this list. The broth is a combination of chicken and pork, and some dishes have a white shoyu base while others are made with sesame. Popular menu items include the chili pork ramen (which made with ground pork, kimchi, poached egg, sesame seeds, and scallion) and the spicy chicken (which contains confit chicken, bean sprouts, poached egg, sesame seeds, and scallion). A standout dish from Uncle is the duck ramen, which we haven't seen on anyone else's menu thus far. According to Uncle, this ramen comes topped with crispy confit duck leg, arugula, corn, poached egg, Japanese seven spice togarashi, and scallion.

Afuri Izakaya, Portland, OR; Beaverton, OR

Although it hasn't appeared on our list yet, Portland is another city that boasts some incredible food spots, and — of course — amazing ramen. Afuri Izakaya started as a restaurant in Tokyo, and the Portland location is its first in the U.S., so you already know that it's the real deal. The restaurant's website describes Portland as providing the perfect geographical resources for quality, fresh ingredients. The resturant also has a second location in Beaverton, Oregon.

At Afuri Izakaya, all of the ramen is based off of the yuzu shio base, which (according to its Yelp page) is "a light-colored broth built upon a reduction made from dried seafood, seaweed, an assortment of salty ingredients, citrus notes of yuzu, and plenty of Umami." The menu features a ramen made with clam broth, plenty of chashu pork, and even a hazelnut broth ramen! The hazelnut ramen is a nourishing, hearty bowl, made with spicy sesame miso tare, leeks, bok choy, white soy mushrooms, sesame chili oil, and miso cashew crumbles.

Johnny Noodle King, Detroit, MI

Listed as one of the top spots in Detroit by Kitchn (they called it the place to be "for pure ramen bliss"), Johnny Noodle King fits right into the city's booming restaurant industry. Chef Kyle Skotak writes on the website that working in the industry is all about "knowing you're creating a memorable experience for people beyond just filling up." When it comes to Johnny Noodle King, the chef has certainly delivered on that experience.

At Johnny Noodle King, customers can choose from an extensive variety of traditional and innovative ramen flavors. There's the classic shoyu, made with a soy-based pork broth, pork belly, nori, menma, scallions, egg, naruto, and bonito; as well as a creamy coconut-curry based pork broth, chicken shio, and traditional tonkotsu. A crowd favorite is the broth-less smoked butter noodles, which are topped with zingy mustard greens, onion, capers, and Korean chili flakes. You can also look forward to ramen bowls with ingredients like Cajun spiced chicken broth, sweet braised short rib, burnt garlic miso broth, and "kitchen sink kimchi," which sounds deliciously intriguing.

Toki Underground, Washington D.C.

There's a universal rule when it comes to food: if Guy Fieri likes it, we like it. That's right, Toki Underground was featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," which means it's like the celebrity of all ramen restaurants. Fieri was reportedly more than pleased with various menu items here, and even called the Toki classic ramen "a seven-course meal sitting inside of a bowl," according to Food Network.

The Toki Underground menu boats several ramen flavors, all of which are pork-based besides its vegan option. Aside from the classic braised pork option (which also comes in a gluten-free variation), there is a flavorful Taipei curry chicken, a red miso, and a spicy kimchi. Moreover, Toki Underground offers dipping ramen, or Tsukemen, and broth-less noodles with vegan variations. Frequent customers of this Washington, D.C. restaurant say that if you're not at least trying the ramen with a Toki Endorphin Sauce (spice bomb) add-on, you're doing it wrong.

Sushi Box, Brea, CA

Though this restaurant is obviously well-known for its sushi, Sushi Box's ramen is said to be equally as mouthwatering. What used to be a secret gem in Brea, California is now a booming location where locals and out-of-towners alike come for heaping plates of sushi and savory, authentic bowls of ramen. Customers love Sushi Box for the genuine care and preparation that its chefs put into the cuisine.

At Sushi Box, the customers rave over the impeccable service and high-quality food, having given the spot a near-perfect Yelp rating. While its sushi, sashimi, and appetizer menus are extensive, the list of ramen options is short and sweet. Shushi Box keeps it simple and traditional with just three options: miso ramen, Korean spicy ramen, and pork shoyu ramen. The resturant also offers thicker, doughy Udon noodles and brothless Yakisoba.

Nomiya, New Orleans, LA

When visiting New Orleans, most people are excited to try out traditional local delicacies like gumbo, jambalaya, and beignets. However, this cultural hot-spot also boasts incredible foods from all over the world, including, you guessed it, ramen. At Nomiya, the goal is to "bridge the gap between quintessential New Orleans cuisine and Japanese artistry." Since opening in 2017, the resturant has been doing just that, serving up flavor-packed ramen bowls to happy customers.

Nomiya is a quaint shop that doesn't take reservations and is usually pretty busy. The good news is that, while you wait, you can wander around the vibrant neighborhood of uptown New Orleans. What's cool about Nomiya is that its ramen is served in a build-your-own style. To start, customers choose from a base of either tonkotsu pork broth, geki-kara spicy broth, or garlicy kuro broth. All bases come with egg, leek, and braised pork. Next, there is a choice of toppings including bamboo, fishcake, crispy seaweed, pickled ginger, and pickles for guests to add-on.

Tonchin, New York, NY

Another New York City ramen spot, Tonchin is an uber popular, high-end eatery in Midtown West. This is one of a few places that actually hand-makes ramen noodles on-site every day. The resturant specializes in Tokyo-style tonkotsu ramen, and with hundreds of five-star ratings on Google from New Yorkers and tourists alike, this sure is one of the best ramen restaurants in the U.S.

Most of Tonchin's ramen bowls simmer with delicious bubbles of fatty pork broth, though the Spicy Tan Tan (made with chashu, egg, menma, cashew, and chili) may be the most popular. There's also a vegan ginger miso option, which comes topped with wakame, corn, soy meat, spicy cabbage, sesame, chili pepper, and scallion. As for add-ons, Tonchin offers much more than just an extra egg; You can add a homemade spicy sauce, seasoned bamboo shoots, or even a helping of clams to your ramen. It's worth noting that, aside from ramen, everything on this restaurant's menu is drool-worthy, including beef stuffed rice balls and curry cheese wings.

Ganko Ittetsu Ramen, Brookline, MA; Providence, RI

At Ganko Ittetsu, the chefs specialize in Sapporo ramen. According to the restaurant website, what sets Sapporo-style ramen apart from the rest is that it is uniquely made in a wok, wherein the "base (tare) is sautéed and caramelized with vegetables and other ingredients before being blended with the broth. This method heightens the flavor of the soup while adding a charred taste and aroma."

At Ganko Ittetsu, the noodles are sourced from Japan's Nishiyama Noodles (one of the oldest manufacturers in the country), which makes them perfectly elastic and chewy. Most ramen options that this restaurant offers are made with a broth base of blended chicken, pork, and miso flavors, all of which are made from high quality ingredients. One popular dish here is the Gankara Miso, made with a special seven-spice blend. You know when you order spicy ramen and it's either too spicy or not spicy enough? Ganko has done away with that issue by including this useful (and kind of adorable) chart on its website.

Shizen, San Francisco, CA

A vegan Japanese restaurant in San Francisco, California, Shizen was featured by animal rights group PETA as having the best spicy garlic miso ramen around. The Shizen website boasts a team that "is proud to offer a vegan sushi experience that harmonizes Californian and Japanese flavors while reducing resource use, safeguarding animal welfare, and softening our overall footprint on the world."

Shizen's menu features three ramen flavors, which are come with bean curd chashu, bamboo shoots, tempura mushrooms, grilled mushrooms, nori, and scallions. Customers can choose from a shio, shoyu, or spicy garlic miso base. In addition to vegan ramen and sushi, the resturant offers a selection of appetizers like miso soup, edamame, and gyoza; multiple salads; and grilled yakimono. It also serves beers, sake, wines, and shochu.

Ramen Tatsu-Ya, Austin, TX; Houston, TX

With several locations in Austin and one in Houston, Ramen Tatsu-Ya is majorly popular among Texan ramen-lovers. Owned and operated by two DJs-turned-chefs, this spot has all-around good vibes. According to owner Tatsu Aikawa, the goal of Ramen Tatsu-Ya is "to educate people on what ramen truly is. It's the soul food of Japan."

Most of the ramen at this spot is made with a long-simmered tonkotsu pork bone broth, starting with The OG, topped with a perfectly tender swirl of chashu pork, ajitama egg, wood ear mushroom, scallion, and sesame seeds. Choose between the Mi-So-Not or Mi-So-Hot for a hearty bowl of pork broth, miso blend, goma pork, egg, Napa cabbage, bean sprouts, corn, and sesame seeds, the latter a spicy kick if you want it. There's also the classic tsukemen, served with condensed pork bone dipping broth and lime, and the Ol'Skool, which is made with a chicken shoyu broth, rather than pork. The resturant also has two vegan options, the Nu Skool and the Curry Nu Skool.

Ramen Star, Denver, CO

"We aim to elevate the standard of ramen in Colorado," boasts the Ramen Star website. This Denver location has proved able to do just that, as it has enjoyed considerable success. In 2021, it was even named the restaurant with the "Best Ramen" in Denver by Westword.

What makes Ramen Star's food stand out is that every single ingredient is made from scratch. The dishes are free from chemical preservatives, and its noodles are handmade daily. One popular menu item is the spicy miso ramen, which includes both chashu and soboro beef, plus green onion, bean sprout, memna, corn, and a spicy homemade paste. There are also plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, including a shoyu ramen and a vegetable miso ramen, which are both topped with a potato perogi. Craving something sweet? Ramen Star also offers a chocolate ramen.

Ichimi, Miami, FL; Homestead, FL; Coral Gables, FL

Voted the 2020's Best Ramen in Miami by the Miami New Times, Ichimi has proved its star power by holding onto its popularity through the pandemic.

What many customers love about Ichimi is that it offers a build-your-own ramen option, so you can pick and choose your favorite broth, noodles, and toppings. Choose from flavors like spicy miso, soul, curry, black dragon, seafood, or vegetarian. For toppings, you can select from a wide array of goodies, including chili oil, bok choy, mushrooms, tofu, pork belly, shrimp, ribs, wontons, spicy mayo, and more. For noodles, Ichimi offers house-made thin wheat noodles or Japanese imported egg noodles. While Ichimi offers an array of other tasty dishes, its braised brisket bao deserves an honorable mention.

Tampopo Ramen, Tempe, AZ

According to its website, Tampopo Ramen is the "original Hakata ramen spot" in Arizona. The menu boasts a variety of delicious ramen flavors and an array of add-ons. The classic tonkotsu is made with traditional broth, sliced roast pork, blackwood fungus, garlic oil, bean sprouts, soft boiled egg, scallions, and sesame. It also has a seafood ramen, made with seafood broth, seaweed, squid, shrimp, scallops, white onions, scallions, and sesame. For those who like it spicy, Tampopo Ramen offers a homemade spice paste that will kick up the flavor of any bowl. Another cool add-on is the "rich broth," which is extra concentrated with flavor.

Have you ever been to a ramen restaurant, read the menu, and had no idea what you were ordering? Tampopo Ramen cares about customers like you. On the website, it even has a nifty "Ramen Cheat Sheet," which is more than just a menu with photos; it includes suggested pairings and toppings.

Wabi House, Dallas, TX; Fort Worth, TX

Dallas a serious rival to its foodie neighbor, Austin, and Wabi House is one of many amazing restaurants in the area, with two locations — one in Lower Greenville and another in Fort Worth.

At Wabi House, one of the most popular dishes on the menu is the spicy miso ramen, which contains minced pork, bamboo shoots, scallions, chili strips, and poached egg, all in a simmering broth. A unique option here is the dry garlic ramen: a buttery, super garlicky bowl. At Wabi House, you can even order a vegetarian ramen bowl with special vegan noodles! The star of the show, however, is the Tsukemen, which is only available after 5 p.m. Why, you ask? This dish is a crowd-pleaser, because, in true Texas style, it is topped with smoky, salty, applewood bacon.

Pisces Poke & Ramen, Los Angeles, CA

In true Pisces spirit, excuse us while we dissolve into tears over how amazing this ramen is. All jokes aside, the cuisine served at Pisces Poke & Ramen in California is truly impressive, as can be showcased by the many positive Yelp reviews. (Seriously, this place has a perfect five-star rating)

According to the Pisces Poke & Ramen website, it has also been ranked the number two restaurant on Yelp in the United States — talk about bragging rights! So, what makes this spot so darn good? Chef Joshua You is dedicated to sourcing the best ingredients. The fish is chosen by You daily, while the melty chashu takes several days to make, between brining, marinating, and cooking time. Per the menu, for the "light and clean" chicken broth, the chicken is made with time and care, giving it a smoky, delicious flavor; and the pork bone broth is boiled for more than 18 hours to achieve a creamy richness.

For ramen, Pisces Poke & Ramen offers a build-your-own style bowl, and flavor options include butter truffle; yuzu jalapeño; shio garlic, miso garlic, and black garlic; and vegan. Topping options include pork, brisket, or chicken, and they even offer udon or kale noodles!

Ton Ton Ramen & Yakitori; Atlanta, GA

With an opportune location inside the bustling Ponce City Market, Ton Ton Ramen & Yakitori is the go-to spot for ramen in Atlanta. After you stroll around the market, duck into Ton Ton for a warm, comforting bowl of ramen and a beer.

Ton Ton has it all: milky, savory pork bone broth; melt-in-your-mouth chashu; and perfectly soft-boiled eggs. It even has a chili paste "bomb" add on, if you're craving something spicy. Aside from the traditional Hakata tonkotsu ramen, it also offers a chicken broth based tori shoyu, topped with chashu, egg, bamboo shoots, spinach, fish cake, scallions, and sesame seeds. The vegetarian option and broth-less Dan Dan mazamen are also crowd favorites.

Mugen Noodle Bar, Portland, OR

Named the best ramen resturant in Oregon by Eat This, Not That, Mugen Noodle Bar is one you don't want to miss. According to Yelp, the resturant specializes in a house-made tori paitan broth, which is simmered for 12 hours daily. The traditional broth is made with chicken, rather than pork, making it thick and flavorful without being too heavy. Aside from offering various dishes with this chicken-based broth, the chefs at Mugen Noodle Bar get innovative with an incredible hazelnut tantanmen, which is topped with miso, tare, tahini, Sichuan oil, crumbled nuts, scallions, corn, and green onion for a bowl of ramen like you've never had before.

Customers also love the curry ramen (which comes in a vegan hazelnut milk variation), the spicy shrimp ramen, and the classic miso ramen. If you like spicy ramen, you'll love it at Mugen Noodle Bar, because their bowls are known to pack the heat.