Bangkok has an endless number of Japanese restaurants and you can find ramen restaurants in most neighbourhoods. Today we share the best ramen restaurants in Bangkok after tasting as many as possible whilst living in the city.
Best Ramen in Bangkok
With various branches across Bangkok, Bankara Ramen has some of the best flavours around. The restaurant in Siam Paragon is a poplar option but the restaurant in ICONSIAM is stunning, perfect for those looking for a unique eating experience.
There is an extensive collection of ramen choices here, with most ranging between 220B and 350B. Soups start at 195B and you could choose to add various toppings to your broth. Rice dishes are available for under 200B (with the Abut Kaki Doni being a great choice). There are also various side dishes available including amazing gyozas and karage chicken.
You could also order for delivery using GrabFood, Foodpanda, Robinhood and LINE MAN.
Fujiyama 55 Phra Khanong
This one is my favourite ramen spot because it has such a wonderful, local vibe. This is a narrow restaurant around a 5-minute walk from Phra Khanong BTS and serves up some amazing ramen.
The Umakra Ramen Special is a recommended dish and the Kara Miso Ramen is great for those looking for extra spice. Personally, I love the Tonkotsu Ramen for 200B, the meat is tender and delicious. Get yourself an ice-cold Asahi to pair with your meal and share the Teppan Gyoza (with extra cheese!).
Based in Central Embassy, this popular restaurant was launched by Shigemi Kawahara, a “TV Champion Ramen Chef”. There are now currently 9 branches across Bangkok. Try the Karaka Special or the Shiromaru Special (both costing just under 300B) but also save some room for the Ippudo Pork Bun (90B).
There are also a variety of set menus available if you are looking to a ramen dish with side and drink, most of which cost around 349B.
Mensho Tokyo is often full of Japanese ex-pats that love the depth of flavour at this Ramen spot. The dishes are served with excellent attention to detail and the noodles are fresh and handmade.
We recommend the Wagyu Shoyu Ramen (390B), with the slices of Wagyu being marinated for 24 hours before being gently grilled. There are also vegetarian and vegan options available too, like the Vegan Tantanmen (350B).
The restaurant can be found in the RSU Tower Room, just a short walk from Phnom Phong BTS.
Chita Yukata Tei
For a taste of Nagoya, head to Chita Yukata Tei. Tucked away on Soi Sukhumvit 24, this little ramen spot offers fresh noodles and rich couples using the Japanese soy sauce; tamara.
This is a no-thrills establishment and an affordable option; ramen dishes begin at 210B and sides cost between 120B to 170B. We recommend the Deluxe Tamari (Special) and the Miso Cha-Syu.
No Name Noodle BKK
Located on Sri Sukhumvit 26, this noodle spot rose in popularity quickly, meaning reservations are recommended here. The restaurant is small, seating only around 7 people. Because of the time put into each dish, the restaurant is open for rounds of serving; 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm and 2pm.
Dishes include up to 30 ingredients, so you can expect excellent quality and taste in the ramen. We recommend the Kombusui Tsuke Soba (470B) or the Koshu-Nango Ume Kombusui Ship Tusk Soba (580B).
Located in Soi Sukhumvit 39, Komugi is another great Japanese restaurant with delicious ramen. The dishes are creative and tasty and the tempura is amazing. You can also try cold udon noodles, with the Gyu Toro Mama Udon (350B) being a great choice for anyone looking to try something new.
For another great choice, try the curry Udon (280B) or the signature dish, the Siroi Curry Udon (300B), a noodle dish in a creamy, potato sauce.
It is worth noting that this restaurant is cash only.
Lust Ramen offers one-of-a-kind noodles, serving fusion ramen with 10 different broths available. The original restaurant spanned three floors at Stadium One but you can now enjoy Lust Ramen in the Donki Mall Thonglor and in the touristy area of Silom.
Try the Mall Ramen (169B) but also enjoy the meat skewers (59B) with Mara or Teriyaki sauce. Enjoy the Hokkaido Wagyu Truffle Ramen(499B) or for something truly unique, try the Tomyumkung ramen dish (189B).
Menya Itto is known for its tsukemen (dipping ramen), with it’s sister restaurant in Tokyo often having waiting times of more than an hour. You won’t need to queue at the Erawan Bangkok branch here in the big mango but make sure to visit and try the variety of dishes on offer.
You can choose from a range of toppings for your ramen and the Gyoza is amazing. We recommend the Shoyu ramen with Wagyu (450B) or the Chashu Shio Ramen (310B). Occasionally, they also have a whole lobster Tsukemen offer (1890B), with tasty lobster shipped over from Boston.
With a broth that included dried scallops, the ramen here is exceptional. The dish tastes unique and is incredibly popular with Japanese ex-pats; the Shio Butter Corn Ramen (269B) is a must-try.
This restaurant can be found on Sukhumvit 23, just a 5-minute walk from Asok BTS station.
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