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7 Best Ramen Restaurants in Toronto

7 Best Ramen Restaurants in Toronto

On the hunt for the best ramen in Toronto?

When it comes to Asian noodle soups, I have to say that ramen is probably my favourite.

There’s just something about the savoury and flavourful broths and the variety of toppings – especially ramen eggs.

An interesting fact you probably didn’t know about ramen: it actually originated in China, and it’s a very recent addition to Japanese cuisine that only started in the 1900s.

Every region of Japan has their own style of ramen, which is pretty cool!

I haven’t been to Japan myself (it’s #1 on my bucket list), but we’ve definitely got some impressive ramen here in Toronto.

Here are some of the best ramen restaurants to visit in Toronto for authentic Japanese ramen – itadakimasu!

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Best ramen in Toronto

Konjiki Ramen

Konjiki was originally a small 8-seat ramen shop in Tokyo, and Toronto was their first international destination.

Chef Atsushi Yamamoto’s amazing ramen got him a Michelin Star for his Tokyo restaurant!

They make their noodles fresh using a Japanese-imported machine, and their soup base is made with a blend of clam, chicken, and pork.

I love that they add a Canadian twist to their dishes using locally-sourced ingredients like truffle and porcini mushrooms!

You can find them downtown near Bay & Dundas, or at their locations in North York, at Yorkdale Mall, or in Markham.

If you can’t get enough of their ramen, you can also order frozen ramen kits to take home with you!

LOCATION: Various locations

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Santouka is originally a ramen shop from Japan that started out in the 80’s, and their rich and milky white Tonkotsu broth is what they’re known for.

You can choose between Shio, Shoyu, Miso, or Kara-Miso (spicy) ramen, and they sadly don’t have any vegetarian ramen options.

But if you’re a pork lover and eater, it’s no problemo.

You can find them on Bloor, Dundas, and in Midtown Toronto (Yonge & Eglinton).

LOCATION: Various locations

Ramen Isshin

Ramen Isshin serves up some of the best authentic Japanese ramen in Toronto, and their location on College is their OG spot.

They’ve got all the classic Japanese comfort food apps like Chicken Karaage and Deep Fried Pork Gyoza, alongside an extensive list of different ramen options (including vegetarian options).

Choose between red miso, shio, or shoyu ramen!

They’ve even got a few vegetarian ramen bowls with egg-free noodle options!

You can find them in Little Italy, on Queen West, and at Assembly Chef’s Hall in the Financial District!

LOCATION: Various locations

Sansotei Ramen

Sansotei serves up delicious Tonkotsu ramen inspired by traditional ramen from the Kyushu and Hokkaido regions of Japan.

Plus, they even source some of their ingredients directly from Japan!

They make their pork bone broth fresh daily, and you can choose from a variety of different ramen flavours.

If you can handle spicy dishes, you should definitely grab the Spicy Tantan Ramen – it’s heavenly (but oh so spicy).

They’ve got a bunch of locations across the GTA, including locations in North York, Richmond Hill, Markham, and Mississauga.

In downtown, you can find them by Yonge & Bloor, Dundas & University, and Yonge & Adelaide, as well as at Union Station and CityPlace.

LOCATION: Various locations

Touhenboku Ramen

Touhenboku is another fantastic ramen spot in Toronto, and their rich and creamy broth is made from a traditional Japanese method of making slow-cooked chicken broth.

The Black Garlic Ramen is my absolute fave, and the Spicy Wings are worth trying if you can handle the spiciness (my mom cannot).

You can find them on Queen West, in Midtown Toronto (Yonge & Eglinton), or in Richmond Hill!

LOCATION: Various locations

Kinton Ramen in Toronto

Kinton Ramen

I will always adore Kinton Ramen, which is part of the Kinka Family of restaurants (which also owns Kinka Izakaya, JaBistro, and NEO Coffee Bar).

Their soup base is made with a blend of pork bone stock, chicken stock, fish broth, vegetables, and filtered water, which is what makes it so flavourful.

Try their Pork Spicy Garlic Ramen – it’s amazing!

I love that Kinton has meal sets (for one, two, or four people) and three course meal options as well.

They’ve got tons of locations across the GTA, including in North York and Markham.

Fun fact: they were actually one of the first authentic ramen restaurants to come to Toronto!

LOCATION: Various locations

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Momofuku Noodle Bar

We also can’t forget Momofuku Noodle Bar, which has been a popular spot on University for years.

Momofuku is a restaurant by one of my fave chefs, Dave Chang, who has his own podcast and documentary shows on Netflix.

This NYC-based restaurant chain serves up delicious ramen right in the middle of the Entertainment District in Toronto.

You can choose between Pork, Chicken Tan Tan, Pumpkin, Truffle Ramen, or Mazemen (ramen without the broth) – a simple yet delicious menu.

Their Pork Belly Bun is pretty dang great as well.

Don’t forget to have some of Momofuku’s unique soft serve at their milk bar afterwards!

They’ve got a fancier restaurant upstairs called Kōjin (closed at the moment), which is pretty good but definitely worth visiting during Summerlicious or Winterlicious instead – it’s pretty pricy otherwise.

LOCATION: 190 University Ave, Toronto, ON

Best ramen in Toronto:

  1. Konjiki Ramen
  2. Ramen Isshin
  3. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
  4. Sansotei Ramen
  5. Touhenboku Ramen
  6. Kinton Ramen
  7. Momofuku Noodle Bar

These were some of the best ramen spots to visit in Toronto!

I love that pretty much all of these ramen restaurants have multiple locations in Toronto – that’s how much we love our dang ramen here.

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