Ramen has become increasingly popular over the years, and for a good reason. The keyword ramen near me has about a hundred million searches per month, and with that popularity, Ramen Restaurants have been popping up all over the country. I have visited a ton of ramen restaurants, and have done my best to narrow it down to my favorites.
Please note; these are places that I have personally visited, and these are my opinions. I am sure everyone has a favorite ramen restaurant, they love, and that is great! Feel free to send me info or a comment, and perhaps I will go check them out.
When looking for the best ramen restaurant near me, I generally look for a place that has fresh noodles, flavorful broths, and simple menus. I tend to discover the best ramen places, have the most straightforward menus. What they do serve, generally comes with a lot of dedication to developing those fantastic ramen noodle flavors.
Ok, so let’s cut to the chase! Here is the Keep The Eats: Top 5 America’s Best Ramen Restaurants!
Please note, these are not in any particular order of who is better than the other. All are equally good, so if these ramen places are near you, you really can’t go wrong.
Ramen Kobo – Las Vegas, NV.
Ramen Kobo in Las Vegas has quite the reputation. If the line out the door is not a big enough sign for you, then maybe watching them make fresh noodles right in front of your face, might do the trick. Their menu is quite simple with the classic Tonkotsu Ramen, Shoyu Ramen, and a mouthwatering Miso Ramen. Once you finally get in, you will know the wait was worth it when you get a taste of that mouthwatering broth. You can also get a few side dishes as well, which are equally tasty. If you are in Vegas, on the strip, this place is worth the Uber trip! Locals… haha, well… Just check out all my posts on Instagram.
Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya- Seattle, WA.
I was on a layover in Seattle, visiting a friend, and told him I was interested in some good Ramen. He said come to Kizuki Ramen, and get a place in line because it’s going to be crazy. Seattle is one of America’s gateways from Asia, and it shouldn’t be much of a surprise, some of these flavors have taken root. Kizuki Ramen features a menu which will have you quickly licking the bottom of your Ramen bowl. Suggestions include Garlic Tonkatsu and Agedeshi Tofu, although everything else also looked delicious.
Komatsu – Kansas City, MO.
Looking for Ramen in Kansas City? Don’t worry! We got you covered with the amazing experience at Komatsu in Kansas City, MO. We stumbled upon this place in the dead of winter, desperate for something to warm us up. The atmosphere is very relaxing and gives you that intimate Japanese Ramen Bar experience. Tonkotsu Ramen, Shoyu Ramen, or Miso Ramen, Komatsu has you covered!
Sora Japanese Restaurant – Detroit International Airport, MI.
In my travels, getting stranded in airports was part of life. Knowing where to go to pass the time is essential to keeping your sanity. If you ever get some time in the Detroit International Airport (DTW), then maybe stop in and check out Sora Japanese Restaurant. This place has many different Japanese dishes and some pretty good Ramen. The picture shown is Udon; however, I have had the Ramen, and it is pretty good for airport food.
Ohjah Noodle House – Las Vegas, NV.
This noodle house, holds an exceptional place in my heart, as it is my go-to when I crave a quick helping of Ramen in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is full of noodle houses, and this one is for sure one of the better ones. Ohjah Noodle House is part of the Ohjah family of Japanese Steak Houses and has locations throughout the greater Las Vegas area. My favorite dishes are the Tan Tan Men, featuring spicy pork, sprouts, eggs, scallions, and a mouthwatering broth.