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The 4 Best Ramen Places In Raleigh

Updated: June 23, 2022

Raving about Ramen? Us too! and these are the best Ramen bars in Raleigh for your next tonkatsu fix. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best ramen in Raleigh. Build your own bowl filled with soup, brisket, seaweed, and more at the restaurants listed below.

Find the perfect Ramen spot

Zanyu Asian Noodles

Asian, $$, North RaleighAsian, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip 101, 2021

    10 Best Asian Restaurants In Raleigh, North Carolina

    Trip 101, 2021

Sono Sushi Restaurant Bar

Japanese, $$, CentralJapanese, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Tonbo Ramen

Asian, $$, CentralAsian, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Raleigh's top 3 Japanese spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Umami Asian Bistro

Japanese, $$, WadeJapanese, $$Raleigh, Wade
Google: 3.7
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

Choosing the right spot for Ramen can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 3295 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Raleigh and 212 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Hoodline and Trip 101 had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. Don’t bother looking for Hoodline - Here are Raleigh's top 3 Japanese spots and Trip 101 - 10 Best Asian Restaurants In Raleigh, North Carolinawe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

Zanyu Asian Noodles, Sono Sushi Restaurant Bar, and Tonbo Ramen are the highest-rated ramen spots that are good for groups in Raleigh.

Zanyu Asian Noodles, Sono Sushi Restaurant Bar, and Tonbo Ramen are the highest-rated late-night spots for ramen in Raleigh.

Zanyu Asian Noodles, Sono Sushi Restaurant Bar, and Tonbo Ramen have outdoor seating and ramen in Raleigh.

Zanyu Asian Noodles, Sono Sushi Restaurant Bar, and Tonbo Ramen are the highest-rated ramen spots to get a quick lunch in Raleigh.

Zanyu Asian Noodles, Sono Sushi Restaurant Bar, and Tonbo Ramen are the highest-rated ramen spots for lunch in Raleigh.

Drink pairing tips for Ramen

  • Riesling and prawn laska


    A prawn laska can be tricky to find a white wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Riesling. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its dry.

  • Pair Pinot Gris with pork belly ramen

    When considering what goes best with pork belly ramen, we recommend a glass of Pinot Gris, it truly complements the dish as it balances the broth’s saltiness by softening the intensity.


  • Take chili garlic noodles to the next level

    Experts often pair chili garlic noodles with a glass of Guava Collins, a popular cocktail.

Interesting facts about Ramen

  • National Noodle Day in The United States

    National Noodle Day - have you ever heard of it? Well you better be ready to enjoy it if you’re in The United States on October 6.

  • The NOODS NOODS NOODS Festival

    If you’re a big fan of Ramen, then you should definitely consider visiting the NOODS NOODS NOODS Festivale in California, The United States

  • A tasty history lesson

    noodle has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from China. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

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