Food & Drink

Top Ramen Spots in Australia

If you’re in need of some hearty food, we recommend one thing—ramen. It’s hard to beat: fresh wheat noodles, typically served with flavoursome soup and a mix of toppings. Check out these places that do them best!

Gogyo

Gogyo is especially well-known for its Kogashi ramen, featuring a charred broth that carries a heavenly fragrance and hits the perfect level of bitterness. The modern-chic restaurant also has counter seats for customers who want to watch the cooking process, and a bar with an extensive selection of beer and cocktails.

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52-54 Albion St, Surry Hills, Sydney 17+

Manpuku

There couldn’t be a more apt restaurant name; Manpuku means ‘millions of happiness/luck’, and that’s exactly what its customers feel. Managed by a group of passionate ramen eaters and chefs, the chain serves ramen in three noodle types and in both meat and vegetarian styles. You might also want to get a VIP card—you can earn points with every dollar spent and save on your next purchase!

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Sydney: 482 Anzac Pde, Kingsford/ 226 Victoria Ave, Chatswood 7.90+

Ryo's Noodles

Ryo’s Noodles is a small bustling restaurant that often has a queue spilling onto the street, and it’s not hard to see why. The menu offers a variety of chicken and pork soup ramen, with toppings like roast pork, egg, bamboo shoots and fried prawn balls. We recommend trying the deep-fried chicken too while you’re at it.

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Sydney and Adelaide 13+

Ramen Ichiraku

Ramen Ichiraku’s menu has the quote “Ramen is the best pleasure”, and if you haven’t already, you’ll live by those words too after trying its selection. Whether you want your ramen vegan-style, in tonkotsu (pork bones-flavoured) broth cooked over 12 hours, or with rich house sauces—the restaurant’s got you covered.

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43 Monger St, Perth CBD 14.50+

Hakata Gensuke

Founded by a multi-award winning chef, Hakata Gensuke will bring you to the Hakata district in Fukuoka, where tonkotsu was first invented in Japan. The restaurant specialises in tonkotsu ramen and tsukemen (dipping noodles into the soup), and allows customers to choose their noodles’ level of firmness and request extra servings. You simply can’t go wrong.

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Perth and Melbourne 13+

Shujinko

At Shujinko, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious ramen and Japanese beverages within a lively atmosphere of fast and friendly service. An important note: the one located on Russell Street is open 24-7. Sounds like home away from home to us.

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Melbourne: 225 Russell St/ 427 Elizabeth St 12.80+

Genkotsu Ramen

Don’t let the small exterior fool you—Genkotsu Ramen has a lot of character and will take you right to the heart of Japan. Its doors welcome customers into a small and cosy ambience where they can get comfortable to try mouth-watering ramen, rice and side-dish menus. To top it all off, these great tastes come at great prices.

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Brisbane: Runcorn Plaza/ 51 Sherwood Rd, Toowong/ The Village Upper Mt Gravatt 11.50+

Shinobi Ramen

Shinobi Ramen may have a relatively small ramen menu but it’s at the top of the game when it comes to flavour. Its Ramen Master has over 20 years of specialist experience and holds the title as the top tonkotsu ramen chef of Japan’s leading tonkotsu ramen school. You know you’ll be getting the real deal here. 

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Westfield Carindale, Brisbane 13.90+
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