Here are some of Boston’s most popular, tummy-rumble-worthy ramen joints that have us waiting with eager chopsticks. --Matt Juul/Boston.com correspondent
Guchi’s Midnight Ramen Pop-Up
Guchi’s, a side project of O Ya chefs Yukihiro Kawaguchi and Mark O’Leary and alum Tracy Chang, features a signature bowl of house-made noodles in rich pork broth that’s quickly become one of the most sought-after dishes in town. The catch: this mouth-watering ramen is only served during specific events at some of the city’s chicest locations. Keep up with Guchi’s Twitter page if you want to get a ticket to the next tasting event as they sell out extremely fast. Next
Yume Wo Katare
1923 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
A more recent addition on the ramen hot spot map, Yume Wo Katare has helped turned Porter Square into the unofficial hub of the delicious Japanese dish in Boston. Chef and owner Tsuyoshi Nishioka serves nothing but ramen from this Cambridge counter, but the dish is so delectable that patrons are known to loyally brave the lengthy lines that stretch down the block.
Make sure to get there on time, though, since the restaurant is only open between 6-11 p.m.
1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
In Porter Square, this Cambridge noodle house offers ten different takes on the dish—from your typical house ramen to spicy miso ramen, a blend of spicy ground pork, corn, scallions, and simple noodles in a warm bowl of broth. Sapporo Ramen also keeps things affordable, with each dish hovering in the $8 range. Next
Myung Dong 1st. Ave.
166 Harvard Ave., Allston
While ramen is considered Japanese cuisine (even though the meal hails from China), this Allston kitchen puts a Korean twist on the noodle dish.
1 Brighton Ave., Allston
This little gem located in Allston’s Hong Kong Supermarket serves three different styles of the popular Japanese dish using special sun noodles from California.
Pikaichi uses 6 ounce noodles as opposed to the industry standard of 5 ounces, so at around $8 a bowl, you definitely get a bang for your buck. Next
370 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
Chef Ken Oringer serves up his take on the noodle dish every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 11 p.m. It’s first come first serve, so be sure to get there on time before they run out! Next
9 Sanborn Court, Somerville
One of the newer additions to Boston’s ramen scene, Backbar in Union Square joins the growing list of high-end eateries that serves the delicious noodle dish.
Chef Tse Wei Lim’s complex combination of pork and duck stock with traditional Japanese ingredients and extra add-ons like kimchee and bacon has quickly become one of the city’s most sought after ramen creations. Backbar only serves 10 orders of the noodle dish a day, though, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Tuesday. Next
Basho Japanese Brasserie
1338 Boylston St., Boston
Looking to chow down on a big bowl of noodles?
Basho Japanese Brasserie on Boylston Street offers up generous portions of vegetables, meat, and noodles to its hungry ramen lovers.
The restaurant has a great selection of sushi rolls as well. Back to the beginning
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