Top 5 America’s Best Ramen Restaurants

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

Taiwan Revisited Series: “Mango Cha Cha”

I was trying to figure out where to start for this very special series, and after careful consideration, I decided to do the Cha Cha… lol. The Mango Cha Cha! The people of Taiwan generally consists of a vibrant culture with traditional Taiwanese roots, Japanese influence and some affinity for Korean Culture as well. Taiwanese culture can be described as friendly, outgoing, inviting and as a visitor, you don’t have to look far to find a helping hand (Maybe learning a little Mandarin, might not be so bad either). Taiwan was the first country I visited overseas, and it was by chance, from a friend that used to teach English as an exchange program, many years ago. I was milling about in my head about a place I wanted to visit first and as usual, London or Amsterdam came to mind as good places to start.

My friend and I were having a conversation one day, and he mentioned he was going back to Taiwan to visit old friends, from when he lived there several years ago. For whatever reason, (Probably the Stiff Old Fashioned I was drinking) I piped up and said: “I would like to go with you!” It was not long after that, I booked my hotel, an Airbnb Flat in Taipei, and my ticket on United and China Airlines. It was not long after that, that I was packed and ready to visit a world, in which I knew very little about. Asia has always fascinated me, however, it seemed like a place where I needed to have a bit more experience before one would simply jump right in. Well, I was very, very wrong, however, some of those stories will be for a different day, and you will have to stay tuned for that!

So anyway… Back to The “Mango Cha Cha.”

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Mango Cha Cha, Taipei, Taiwan.

This picture is every bit as good as it looks! You have fresh mangos, mango shavings, mango ice cream and what the heck… let’s throw some Lucky Charm Style Marshmallows into the mix. It’s placed on top of the shaved ice, which is covered in what I was told, was a liquid brown sugar. Trust and believe, if you are a mango freak, then this dish is for you! Mango Cha Cha does not mess around with their name, as it is every bit of mango madness as you can take.

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The logo for Mango Cha Cha in Taipei, Taiwan.

The cool story behind this was it was one of the first things I ate, during my time in Taiwan. It was an amazing, friendly, vibrant introduction to some of the incredible feelings and experiences you can have when visiting Taiwan. Taiwan is a lot like this Mango Dish, which is a bright, fun, cheerful and tasty representation of the expansive world of this amazing country. When you visit, make sure you come to do a little bit of the “Cha Cha” at Mango Cha Cha.

One of the best ways to experience food in Taipei, Taiwan is to take a night tour! It is only a couple of hours, but you will an amazing guide, amazing eats and a fast pass, right to some of the most amazing Taipei Night Market Cuisine.

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Night Market

Stay tuned for more stories of fun, food, and culture, from the Keep The Eats: Taiwan Revisited Series! Make sure you visit our Link List to get access to all the places and businesses we visit!

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Sinful Subs Las Vegas

When Keep The Eats comes for a visit, we love to share the food, experience, and story with everyone we can. When we visit, every restaurant gets special posts on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and a nice write up right here on our blog! One of our golden rules is that if the experience is not the best, we simply don’t post it. You will never see a negative review from Keep The Eats, because sometimes – restaurants, hotels, airlines etc, just have days that are less than stellar. We also don’t announce our arrival, because we want to see the venue, business or establishment in its most natural state. It’s hard to have passion in writing, when you can tell something has been manufactured, in anticipation of your arrival.

Anyway, let’s get on to the good stuff!! Sinful Subs, which is located here in Las Vegas, has quite an amazing story. Chef Vic “Vegas” Moea from Brooklyn, NY, has an incredible story, which starts with learning the secrets of amazing Italian flavors from his mother and grandmother. You may also recall Chef Vic, from his appearances on Food Network Star Season 7, battling it out with other chefs for a chance at getting your own cooking show. Since that time, Chef Vic went on to start a killer sub place called Sinful Subs, located off of Ft. Apache Road in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas.

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Sinful Subs Las Vegas

Once you walk into this place, the aroma is the first thing that hits you. Sinful Subs utilizes some of the most amazing combinations of Italian Style Cuisines and puts them into these amazing baked sub sandwiches. The one I tasted was called the “Baller” which featured baked cheeses, mouthwatering meatballs, flaky baked bread and a bold marinara that puts everything together perfectly. The best way to describe Sinful Subs, in my opinion, would be to take a pizza, calzone and a baked sub, and somehow smash them all together.


They also have some signature sandwiches such as The “Knuckle Sandwich,” “Skinny Dip” and a grilled sandwich called “Rainy Day” which may require you to have the medics on standby (But it would probably be worth it). What about the sauce? I thought most taco joints, had the hot sauces down to a science, but when you see the array of saucy goodness going on in here, it might make them head back to the drawing board.

Another amazing thing about Sinful Subs Las Vegas was how amazing the staff was. I was greeted warmly and treated like I was truly part of the family (Must be the Italian thing…), and fully informed on the best the menu had to offer. The manager at the time, constantly was out in the lobby, asking people if they were enjoying their food and needed anything. Someone who is that invested into their customers is always a good sign, that the food coming out, will also be just as good.

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A full shot of The “Baller” sub from Sinful Subs.

Well, this closes out this visit! If you want to know more about Sinful Subs, then click here on our Link List and visit their site, as well as check out some of the other places we have visited. We thank you for keeping up with this blog, and of course, always remember to “Keep The Eats.”

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Keep The Eats has had a long-running Instagram which is full of amazing content, related to food and travel. I am excited about this blog, as it will allow me to go more in-depth about travels and new discoveries. Feel free to check some of my previous posts, and perhaps get some ideas for whatever future travel plans you may have! Keep The Eats is a celebration of the adventure and stories, that comes with traveling the world. If you have an interesting destination or business, that you think Keep The Eats should check out, then feel free to contact us! Our reviews of restaurants, hotels, airlines and popular destinations, all get added to a special link list, that visitors can review when making future plans in regards to food and travel!

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Appleton Photo Series: We continue to wi

Appleton Photo Series: We continue to with the discoveries of Downtown Appleton WI, with a stop at Appleton Beer Factory. Of course you can’t come to Wisco, without some Cheese Curds! #appleton #cheesecurds #brewhouse #localbeer #localfood #foodie #travel #keeptheeats