Top 5 Ramen Places
By Betty Zhang
You don’t need to be a chopstick-wielding warrior (or a spoon-flinging ninja) to appreciate a good bowl of Japanese soup noodles. Say konnichiwa to these ramen places next time you work up a Godzilla-sized appetite!
An internationally acclaimed restaurant that specialises in gourmet tonkotsu ramen. Side dishes, salads, sushi, desserts and drinks are also available.
Shiromaru Motoaji: thin noodles in tonkotsu broth, topped with pork loin, bean sprouts, black mushroom & shallots.
Upgrade your ramen to a Lunch Set by adding $4 (Karaage, Chashu Rice or Gyouza Set) or $2 (Salad Set).
Shop 5021, Level 5
188 Pitt Street, Sydney
(4 minute walk from St James Station)
Mon - Wed: 11:00am - 10:00pm (9:00pm last order)
Thur - Sat: 11:00am - 11:00pm (10:00pm last order)
Sun: 11:00am - 9:00pm (8:00pm last order)
(02) 8078 7020
Lunch menu: http://www.ippudo.com.au/images/Ippudo_Lunch_Menu2.pdf
Dinner menu: http://www.ippudo.com.au/images/Ippudo_Dinner_Menu2.pdf
Drink menu: http://www.ippudo.com.au/images/Ippudo_Drinks_Menu2.pdf
A noodle bar that offers four authentic ramen flavours: shoyu, miso, shio and tonkotsu. There’s also udon, soba, rice dishes, salads, sides and bento.
Wafu Shoyu Ramen: noodles in Japanese-style soup, topped with roasted pork, seasoned boiled egg, fish cake, bamboo shoots, shallots, dried seaweed & sesame seeds
Summer is coming: look out for their seasonal cold noodles!
Shop 2, behind the entrance of BT Tower
1 Market Street, Sydney
(3 minute walk from Town Hall Station)
Mon - Sat: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Sun & public holidays: CLOSED
(02) 9267 4649
Noodle menu: http://www.menya.com.au/menu/noodles.pdf
Rice, salad & sides menu: http://www.menya.com.au/menu/alacarte.pdf
Cold noodle menu (summer only): http://www.menya.com.au/menu/summer.pdf
A retro cafeteria (think vintage posters, light-box signs and shared tables) where you can wax nostalgic while enjoying a tray of ramen and sides.
Ninniku Ramen: noodles in tonkotsu broth enhanced by black garlic oil, topped with fish cake, shallots & sesame seeds
Select some toppings and sides to go with your ramen before picking it up at the counter. While you’re at it, add a drink and Japanese sweet too.
Shop 29, Regent Place
501 George Street, Sydney
(2 minute walk from Town Hall Station)
Mon - Sun: 11:30am - 10:00pm
(02) 9266 0660
A ramen shop that celebrates the flavour of thick, creamy pork bone broth, seasoned pork slices, ribs and skewers.
Super Mega Ramen: noodles in tonkotsu broth, topped with roast pork, spare rib, BBQ pork skewer, seasoned boiled egg, bamboo shoots, shallots & seaweed
Pork lovers will be most delighted.
Shop 211, Eating World Harbour Plaza
25-29 Dixon Street, Haymarket
(8 minute walk from Town Hall Station)
Mon: 11:30am - 8:30pm
Tue - Sat: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Sun: 11:30am - 8:30pm
0410 253 180
A popular and crowded ramen shop that’s very small and very Japanese. Devoted fans frequent the shop for its authentic shio and tonkotsu ramen.
Shio Ramen: noodles in shio broth, topped with roast pork, seasoned boiled egg, fish cake, bamboo shoots, vegetables, seaweed, shallots & sesame seeds
Order a plate of marinated fried chicken or soft shell crab: these crispy sides go really well with ramen.
125 Falcon Street, Crows Nest
(15 minute walk from St Leonards Station)
Mon - Tue: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thur - Sun: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; 5:00pm - 10:00pm
(02) 9955 0225