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The 6 Best Ramen Places Near El Cerrito

Updated: October 6, 2021

Ready, steady - slurp! These are our favorite ramen bars in El Cerrito when the need for a bowl of shio hits. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best ramen in El Cerrito. Build your own bowl filled with soup, brisket, seaweed, and more at the restaurants listed below.

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Kyoto Ramen

Japanese, El CerritoJapaneseEl Cerrito
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

If you travel further

Ippudo Berkeley

Asian, $$, BerkeleyAsian, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Zagat

    8 Must-Try Ramen Spots in the Bay Area

  • Eater

    Where to Eat and Drink in Downtown Berkeley


Bansho Ramen

Asian, $$, BerkeleyAsian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Alley Kitchens

Japanese, $$, BerkeleyJapanese, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Bears Ramen House

Korean, $, BerkeleyKorean, $Berkeley
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5


Asian, $$, RichmondAsian, $$Richmond, Richmond Annex
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate these results?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in El Cerrito. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 28808 restaurants, and 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Eater and Zagat. For example, we considered Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Downtown Berkeley and Zagat - 8 Must-Try Ramen Spots in the Bay Area as we sourced this ultimate list. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Guava Collins with chili garlic noodles

    A nice cocktail that will bring the most out of the spicy flavors of your chili garlic noodles would be Guava Collins.

  • A great drink pairing for pork belly ramen

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for pork belly ramen can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Pinot Gris. This, light, white wine balances the salty pork belly ramen.

  • Take cayenne-ginger with spicy schezwan noodles to the next level

    When having cayenne-ginger with spicy schezwan noodles, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of kombucha, a popular cold beverage.

Fun facts

  • The United States's National Ramen Day

    You better be ready to enjoy National Ramen Day come April 4 in The United States.

  • The world record from Vietnam

    2,996 pounds 1 ounce is the record for the biggest noodle soup. We hope people were hungry!

  • A fast eater

    At the World Ramen Noodle Eating Championship, Tim 'Eater X' Janus ate the most ramen in modern history, finishing exactly 11 pounds of it.

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