Hong Kong is a hub for Japanese food lovers. The city is filled with sushi chains, izakayas, dessert shops and Japanese bakeries. There is no shortage of ramen restaurants, either, so which place would you choose when you want a warm bowl of brothy noodles? We’ve slurped our way around all the best ramen joints in Hong Kong to bring you the best the city has to offer.
Ichitora, located in Wan Chai, is a popular restaurant reminiscent of classic Japanese ramen shops. The restaurant offers authentic tonkatsu ramen made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Serving 6 staple ramen flavors and a delicious vegan/vegetarian option, this restaurant is the perfect place to grab a hearty bowl of noodles! Their gyoza dumplings are also a great accompaniment to the ramen, with a crispy exterior and juicy filling. Ichitora (一虎) means "One Tiger" in Japanese, and it is certainly number one on this list!
Ichitora, 23 Amoy St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2808 0635, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.facebook.com/IchiTora.Ramen.at.Wanchai/
Shugetsu is a popular ramen chain with three locations in Hong Kong that draws a crowd of tourists and locals. Their signature dish, the tsukemen, stands out due to their use of 18-month-old fermented soy sauce in a shoyu broth, combined with ingredients like mackerel, sardines, and kombu. They offer a variety of spicy and non-spicy options for tsukemen, as well as other ramen dishes that are customizable with additional toppings and side dishes.
Shugetsu, 5 Gough St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 28506009, https://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/r-shugetsu
A popular Japanese ramen chain, Ichiran is known for its customizable tonkatsu ramen and private booth seating. Their classic tonkatsu ramen with noodles, soup, green onion and sliced chashu pork is highly praised and customizable with different spice levels, richness, garlic and dashi seasoning, as well as additional toppings like egg, seaweed, pork, and noodles.
Torihana Tei is a restaurant famous for its chicken paitan ramen, including their bestseller No.1 Ramen with a star chicken broth, Sapporo noodles, and fried lotus root. They offer three other chicken broth-based ramen options with added seafood flavor and spice, plus a refreshing lemon ramen for Hong Kong's humid weather.
Torihana Tei, 30 Cross Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 23661332, https://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/r-torihana-tei
Nojo is a popular spot for Japanese snacks, sake, and ramen and is open until 2am from Monday to Saturday. They offer nine ramen options, with their soy sauce ramen being the most popular. In addition to ramen, they also serve rice dons, appetizers, sushi, and a colorful and flavorful soup-less tossed ramen.
Nojo, 45 Pottinger St, Central, +852 24151333, https://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/r-nojo
Ramen Cubism, a popular Hong Kong restaurant founded by Osakan celebrity chef Hayashi Takao and ramen connoisseur Matsumara Takahiro, is known for its great ramen and long lines. They only serve 200 bowls a day, and once they reach that limit, the restaurant closes!
Ramen Cubism, Basement, Yuen Yick Building, 27-29 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong Hong Kong, +852 23990811, https://www.ramencubism.com/
Mashi No Mashi specializes in Japanese wagyu ramen, with a menu that includes four food items, such as spicy samurai bomb tsukemen and tokusei, wagyu tsukemen with wagyu, bamboo shoots, cabbage, and a soft-boiled egg. Don't miss the delicious wagyu rice bowl for a satisfying finish.
Maru De Sankaku, Zagin’s sister restaurant, serves three styles of ramen with fish broth instead of chicken soup. The tsukemen noodles are served with a dry ice fog effect and resemble Chinese knife-cut noodles. This restaurant is a must-visit for ramen lovers who are looking for something new and exciting.
Maru De Sankaku, G/F, 13 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 23463889, facebook.com/marudesanhk
Kikanbo is a Japanese ramen chain with multiple locations in Hong Kong. Their Karashibi-style miso ramen is famous for its fiery and numbing spice, and their menu includes options for different spice levels and customizations. Their generous portions and flexible options make Kikanbo a go-to spot for ramen lovers.
Takano Ramen is a Tokyo-style ramen restaurant with locations in K11 Musea and New Town Plaza. They are known for their delicate yet complex Soy Sauce Ramen, made with a mixture of free-range chicken, seafood, and pork bones. Their on-site daily-made noodles have a distinct buckwheat flavor that enhances the savory soups.
Takano Ramen, Unit 220, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 28818331, https://www.facebook.com/Takanohk/
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