We don’t care what the weather is doing; winter means tucking into a steaming, savory bowl of ramen. After all, there’s nothing a warm bowl of noodles and broth can’t fix. That’s why we’re rounding up the bars and restaurants known to serve the best ramen in Miami. Let the slurping begin.
10 Places to Get the Best Ramen in Miami
1. Baby Jane
Owned by Jason Odio, this cocktail den serves a knockout ramen selection. One of the best is the Shiro Shoyu, a mixture of thin noodles, fried chicken, kombu broth, bamboo shoots, soy marinated egg and nori. Pair your bowl with tuna poke tacos and a cocktail. Our go-to is the Chopsticks and Stones, blended with gin, sake, lime, dill, cucumber and charcoal ice.
500 Brickell Ave., Miami; 786-623-3555 or babyjanemiami.com
There’s no need to drive to the other side of town to get your ramen fix. At InRamen in South Miami, watch in awe as chefs prepare homemade bowls of steaming hot ramen behind a glass window, including our all-time favorite beef short rib. Mmm.
5829 SW 73rd St., South Miami; 305-639-8181 or inramen.com
3. Momi Ramen
If you’re looking for the freshest ramen noodles in Miami, Momi is where it’s at. This funky ramen bar in Brickell is a haven for warm bowls of savory broth topped with all the fixings, from organic chicken to pork belly. Don’t forget a side order of perfectly seared handmade gyozas, too.
5 SW 11th St., Miami; 786-391-2392 or facebook.com/momitamen
4. Ichimi Ramen
With locations in Coral Gables and Midtown, Ichimi Ramen might just be one of the most generous ramen bars in Miami. Serving extra-large portions of homemade noodles and broth, most bowls are enough to serve at least two people, especially when paired with a few appetizers like bao buns and spiced duck wings. And if meat isn’t your thing, Ichimi offers a vegetarian ramen bowl too with mushrooms and dehydrated pepper.
Various locations; ichimiramenbar.com
GoBistro, part of South Florida’s Go Brands—which operates various Asian-fusion restaurants across the area—serves nearly a dozen different ramen bowls, including miso vegetable, spicy curry and shoyu pork. What’s more, GoBistro offers a menu of extras, allowing diners to customize their bowls exactly to their liking. Extra kale noodles and chili oil, anyone?
Various locations; eatgoeats.com
With a large indoor-outdoor space and a buzzy cocktail and sake bar, Shokudo is more than just a neighborhood ramen spot. This is the place where indulging in a multi-course meal is too good to pass up. Start with the crunchy sushi with truffle eel sauce. Continue with jalapeños stuffed with spicy tuna. And end with the ground spicy chicken version with cilantro, bean sprouts, soy-stained egg and menma.
4740 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-758-7782 or shokudomiami.com
7. Yuzu Miami
Made from scratch daily, Yuzu Miami inside the Citadel in Little River is a convenient spot to get a quick and delicious ramen fix. We love the spicy miso version with crispy shrimp katsu, spinach, corn, egg and nori.
8300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; instagram.com/yuzu-miami
8. Hachidori Ramen
Inside this minimalist ramen bar, Hachidori brings Japanese flavor to Miami with a line-up of inspired soul food and street food favorites, including bao buns, donburi, gyozas and ramen. There are a range of options when it comes to piping hot bowls of noodles, but the OG—with savory cured pork belly and tonkotsu—will always hold a special place in our hearts.
8222 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 786-409-5963 or hachidoriramen.com
9. Moshi Moshi
If you’re looking for a ramen spot at 3 a.m., we know just the place: Moshi Moshi, one of Miami’s longest-running late-night Asian restaurants. With locations basically everywhere (Miami Beach, Brickell and MiMo), you’re never too far away from a steaming bowl of miso ramen and a side of pork dumplings. It’s open until 5 a.m. daily, but don’t be surprised if you have to wait for a table at 4 a.m. (Yep, it’s really that popular.)
Various locations; moshimoshi.fun
There’s much to be had at Makoto in Bal Harbour, including the grandmother’s ramen that’s just as good as you would expect rom a recipe passed down for generations. Chef Makoto Okuwa’s ramen—with ground beef and chili—is his take on a dish he learned from his grandmother while growing up in Japan.
9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-864-8600 or makoto-restaurant.com