There are 422 ramen spots in Chicago. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.
It seems as if we’re in the golden age of ramen in America. A simple, satisfying dish with just four components—the broth, the tare, the noodles, and the toppings—the ramen at these spots will warm your soul.
At Wasabi, they combine the flavors of contemporary and traditional Japanese food to create a delectable menu that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. This spot is known for their ramen, and the Miso Ramen is one of the best in the city. Have a seat at the bar so you can watch all the chefs craft your dishes masterfully and with delicate care.
Don’t forget to bring a bottle of booze too, because this place is BYOB!
We Love Their: Miso Ramen, Uni Shooters
HIGH FIVE RAMEN
Don’t be scared, but visiting High Five Ramen is like eating dinner in a dungeon—and we think that’s awesome. The dungeon vibe only adds to the one of a kind atmosphere of the place, making your night out feel intimate, hip, and chill. With low lighting and deep music with strong baselines to unwind to, you will enjoy your bowl of ramen in this small, sixteen seat venue.
Just like the space, the menu is small, with only four ramen options, and your choice of half spice or full spice. That ensures each bowl of ramen is prepared with absolute mastery.
We Love Their: Coconut Painkiller, High Five Ramen
STRINGS RAMEN SHOP
The well-loved Strings Ramen Shop serves up a simple, well-executed menu made up exclusively of ramen dishes. Unlike most places, the noodles at Strings are made fresh daily on a mixer and noodle maker imported from Japan, so that they remain firm in the broth.
For ramen done right, there’s no better choice than Strings Ramen Shop.
We Love Their: Tosaka and Scallion Shoyu, Koro Buto Tonkotsu