14 The Best Ramen Restaurants In Austin, Texas
Let’s face it: your days of eating dollar ramen out of your dorm room microwave are over. You’re sick and tired of crunchy blocks of dried noodles, dehydrated peas, and chicken-beef-pork flavor packets boiling in questionable tap water from your kitchen sink. We are out of our ramen flop era, people, and it’s time for your ramen to get some serious massification.
We present to you a comprehensive guide to the best ramen you will ever eat in Austin. Whether you’re looking for a quick slurp for lunch or a boozy dinner with your buds on a Friday night, look no further than this list of Austin’s best ramen spots. We promise your tummy will be satisfied and your ramen will become famous.
14 The Best Places To Eat Ramen in Austin
Here’s a quick list of the best spots to experience a top-notch bowl of Ramen.
- Ramen Tatsu-Ya
- Look Noodles and More
- Michi Ramen
- Raku Sushi and Asian Bistro
- Sazan Ramen
- IchiUmi Japanese Cuisine
- JINYA Ramen Bar
- Kanji Ramen
- Yoshiko Ramen and Sushi Bar
- Daruma Ramen
- Tokyo Sushi and Ramen
- Ginza Ramen
- Bluefin Sushi Bar and Ramen
- RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
1 – Ramen Tatsu-Ya
Address: 8557 Research Blvd #126 Austin, TX 78758
Tatsu-Ya has been personally recommended to me as the definitive best ramen spot in Austin. Their menu boasts seven delicious ramen concoctions as well as a host of other small dishes and sides guaranteed to make your mouth water. They are open for takeout every day until 10 pm, and their east Austin location offers dine-in.
2 – Look Noodles and More
Address: 5607 #A, 1914 Guadalupe St Austin, TX 78705
Are you a Longhorn in desperate need of ramen? Look no further than LooK Noodles and More, located on the Drag just across the street from the UT campus. This cute little noodle shop is a factory of Asian cuisine, serving authentic ramen of multiple varieties as well as poke bowls and other Japanese delights. They offer both takeout and dine-in options and are open every day until 9:30 pm.
3 – Michi Ramen
Address: 8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #115 Austin, TX 78750
Ramen bowls, rice dishes, sides and sodas constitute the menu of this local ramen chain. Michi offers some of the best takeout ramens in the city, and with locations on both sides of the river and a north Austin location on Spicewood Springs Road you are bound to find a spot near you. All stores are open until 10 pm.
4 – Raku Sushi and Asian Bistro
Address: 2222 Rio Grande St Austin, TX 78705
While Raku is technically a sushi joint, I can personally attest to the high quality and deliciousness of their ramen cuisine. They have multiple selections of ramen dishes to fill your gut with warm goodness; my personal favorite is their colorful Inferno Ramen with spicy minced pork. Top that with fairly priced drinks (including their infamous sake bombs) and you have yourself a fun and tasty night out with friends.
5 – Sazan Ramen
Address: 6929 Airport Blvd #146 Austin, TX 78752
Looking for slick interiors and sexy ramen? Look no further than Sazan Ramen at the corner of Airport and Lamar. Sazan celebrated its grand opening last summer and has since garnered praise for its relaxed environment, craft cocktails, and authentic Paitan ramen. Read the detailed Sazan Ramen Review to find out more about Austin’s newest ramen palace.
6 – IchiUmi Japanese Cuisine
Address: 2525 W. Anderson Ln. Bldg 3, Suite 120 Austin TX 78757
Located on Anderson Lane, this fine little ramen restaurant has been serving piping hot Japanese noodle dishes since 2012. Stop by and try their selection of signature ramen dishes from miso to pork broths and almost two dozen toppings. They also offer poke bowls, hot entrees, and an assortment of lunch specials and sake. IchiUmi is open every weekday excluding Tuesdays.
7 – JINYA Ramen Bar
Address: 3210 Esperanza Crossing Suite 130 Austin, TX 78758
This nationwide chain first found its American home in California. It has since expanded to locations nationwide, including finding a spot at the Domain in north Austin. Stop by JINYA for ramen focused on the dish’s two key ingredients of noodles and broth balanced with other delicious Japanese flavors. They are open until 10 pm on weekdays and at 11 pm on weekends.
8 – Kanji Ramen
Address: 12636 Research Blvd C101 Austin, TX 78759
Choose from over eleven varieties of ramen at this local joint located in northwest Austin. Kanji also offers a selection of hot side dishes and other Japanese delights sure to make your stomach sing. They offer dine-in and takeout and are open every day except Monday from 11 am to 9 pm.
9 – Yoshiko Ramen and Sushi Bar
Address: 8900 S Congress Ave BLDG 2 SUITE 200Austin, TX 78745
This south Austin Japanese joint is all about options. Are you craving ramen? They have nine varieties. Maybe you’re thinking about fried rice or poke bowls: they got you covered. Perhaps all you want is sushi: with dozens of regular and specialty rolls, Yoshiko has your back. With both dine-in and takeout options, Yoshiko is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat.
10 – Daruma Ramen
Address: 5301 Airport BlvdAustin, TX 78751
They say less is more: Daruma takes simplicity to heart with its short menu of four different ramen varieties. Located inside Komé Sushi Kitchen on Airport Boulevard, this cozy ramen restaurant offers completely homemade ramen in shio, shoyu, miso, and veggie varieties (their veggie ramen is completely vegan!). Light and delicate in flavor, Daruma Ramen is a thing to behold. Daruma offers both dine-in and takeout options.
11 – Tokyo Sushi and Ramen
Address: 9070 Research Blvd #104 Austin, TX 78758
Maybe you’re craving ramen, OR maybe you’re craving ramen and a Lil sushi on the side. Tokyo Sushi and Ramen offers a comprehensive menu of Japanese cuisine, from traditional sushi rolls and rice bowls to that ever-loving favorite, fresh ramen. Tokyo offers six varieties of ramen to satisfy your cravings, and the restaurant is open for dine-in and takeout six days a week.
12 – Ginza Ramen
Address: 11301 Lakeline Blvd #300 Austin, TX 78717
Located in north Austin on Lakeline Boulevard, Ginza offers five options of ramen broth to choose from along with your choice of protein, veggies, or tofu. Ginza also offers a selection of other Japanese food items including rice bowls, fried rice, and yakisoba. Even BETTER, Ginza also has a selection of Hawaiian plates and dishes perfect to cure your tropical cravings. Ginza Ramen is open 6 days a week and offers both dine-in and takeout options.
13 – Bluefin Sushi Bar and Ramen
Address: 5400 Brodie Ln Unit 1200Austin, TX 78745
Bluefin offers gorgeously plated sushi and ramen dishes in a casual environment. Choose from one of eleven ramen options on their menu for a flavor sensation sure to have your tummy sighing with relief. Bluefin also boasts an endless list of sushi options to choose from to your heart’s content. Pair with a glass of wine and chopsticks and you have yourself a delightful dining experience.
14 – RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
Address: 117 W 4th St STE 300, Austin, TX 78701
We end our list downtown on W. Fourth Street, where RA Sushi is offering their own take on classic “RA” men with five varieties to choose from. Ramen is not the only thing this swanky joint has to offer: RA’s menu also boasts mouthwatering steak and chicken entrées, salads, drinks and cocktails, and a lengthy list of sushi to consume to your heart’s delight. Give this place a try any day of the week until midnight (and 1 A.M. on weekends).
They say good ramen is hard to find: we beg to differ. Enjoy these tasty ramen shops and see for yourself why Austin may just have the best ramen in the Lone Star State.