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A bowl of ramen from Sazan Ramen.
Dani Parsons

Where to Slurp Great Bowls of Ramen in Austin

From porky tonkotsu to shoyu, these are the city’s exemplary brothy slurps

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A bowl of ramen from Sazan Ramen.
| Dani Parsons

There is something deeply satisfying about ramen: the combination of broth, noodles, meats, and vegetables, all uniting to make a full, hearty. While it is best enjoyed on a chilly day, it still works equally as well in the heat, making it important to Austin. From porky tonkotsu to shoyu to paitan, toppings like soft-boiled eggs to pork belly to chicken, Brussels sprouts to corn to cutlets, there are so many ways to personalize the noodle soup.

While Austin's ramen selection isn't as big as New York or Los Angeles, the city still has really strong contenders. The best ramen restaurants in Austin bear exemplary brothy slurps of Ramen Tatsu-ya, chicken-based options at Sazan Ramen, fun Mexican-Japanese ramen from Ramen Del Barrio, and more. Also, there are vegetarian and vegan ramen available at various restaurants. Plus, now that takeout ramen is a thing, many restaurants have been dissembling the noodle dishes, with separate packaging for noodles, proteins/vegetables/seasonings, and broths, allowing people to prepare their ramen bowls at home for optimum quality.

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Eurasia Ramen

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Up in Cedar Park, Eurasia Ramen serves Japanese noodle soups with various broths (black tonkotsu, chicken, spicy), including vegetarian and gluten-free vegan options. There are additional locations in Rosedale and Oak Hill. Pickup orders can be placed online; Uber Eats deliveries are available; and there are indoor dine-in services.

Noodle Alley

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Of course, the Cedar Park wide-ranging Asian restaurant offers ramen — it’s in the name after all. The restaurant serves up shoyu ramen. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Ramen 512

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The pop-up-turned-restaurant in Cedar Park focuses on well-made ramen ranging from shoyu to tonkotsu to tan tan, plus a vegan iteration. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Kanji Ramen

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The Barrington Oaks restaurant boasts a strong ramen selection; the signature bowl comes with pork-based broth paired with corn, nori, ajitama eggs, and chashu. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Ramen Del Barrio

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The newcomer ramen restaurant within the Hana World Market in Scofield Farms blends Japanese and Mexican flavors into its bowls for fantastic results. The mole tsukemen isn’t to be missed. There are indoor dine-in services.

Ramen Tatsu-ya

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The pinnacle of Austin’s ramen offerings comes from Ramen Tatsu-ya, which was the city’s first dedicated noodle soup shop. Customers eagerly await rich bowls of tonkotsu broth and noodles, whether it’s hot or cold outside. Pickup orders for all locations can be placed online; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Sazan Ramen

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The Highland Japanese restaurant focuses on paitan ramen (creamy chicken broth). Pickup orders can be placed online, and there are DoorDash deliveries. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

Michi Ramen

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Another of Austin’s favorite ramen bowls comes from Michi, which had already been serving takeout noodle soups for a while. The bowls include the spicy Jungle with Thai chiles, and the Meat Lover’s with loaded double chashu slices and ground pork. Pickup orders for all locations (the other two in the Barrington Oaks Center and on South Lamar) can be placed online; the North Lamar and Barrington Oaks locations have indoor dine-in services.

Xian Sushi & Noodle

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In the house of noodles, find shoyu and the tonkatsu ramens. Pickup orders for all locations (this in Mueller and the other in the Domain) can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Daiboku

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The Sazan Ramen team opened up this West Campus restaurant dedicated to shoyu and miso-style ramens (with vegan options available). Takeout orders can be placed online; there are DoorDash and Uber Eats deliveries; and there are indoor dine-in services.

Lucky Robot

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For a South Austin option, the Japanese restaurant offers a shoyu pork ramen. Takeout orders can be placed online; the restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Bluefin Sushi Bar & Ramen

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The Eurasia owners turned the Sunset Valley location into a location of its other mini-chain Bluefin. The ramen menu is similar, including the Back 2 Classic (a light chicken broth), Curry Coz (creamy curry chicken broth and mozzarella cheese), a lamb iteration with pork broth, and more. There are other locations in Lakeway and Round Rock. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Eurasia Ramen

Up in Cedar Park, Eurasia Ramen serves Japanese noodle soups with various broths (black tonkotsu, chicken, spicy), including vegetarian and gluten-free vegan options. There are additional locations in Rosedale and Oak Hill. Pickup orders can be placed online; Uber Eats deliveries are available; and there are indoor dine-in services.

Noodle Alley

Of course, the Cedar Park wide-ranging Asian restaurant offers ramen — it’s in the name after all. The restaurant serves up shoyu ramen. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Ramen 512

The pop-up-turned-restaurant in Cedar Park focuses on well-made ramen ranging from shoyu to tonkotsu to tan tan, plus a vegan iteration. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Kanji Ramen

The Barrington Oaks restaurant boasts a strong ramen selection; the signature bowl comes with pork-based broth paired with corn, nori, ajitama eggs, and chashu. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Ramen Del Barrio

The newcomer ramen restaurant within the Hana World Market in Scofield Farms blends Japanese and Mexican flavors into its bowls for fantastic results. The mole tsukemen isn’t to be missed. There are indoor dine-in services.

Ramen Tatsu-ya

The pinnacle of Austin’s ramen offerings comes from Ramen Tatsu-ya, which was the city’s first dedicated noodle soup shop. Customers eagerly await rich bowls of tonkotsu broth and noodles, whether it’s hot or cold outside. Pickup orders for all locations can be placed online; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Sazan Ramen

The Highland Japanese restaurant focuses on paitan ramen (creamy chicken broth). Pickup orders can be placed online, and there are DoorDash deliveries. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

Michi Ramen

Another of Austin’s favorite ramen bowls comes from Michi, which had already been serving takeout noodle soups for a while. The bowls include the spicy Jungle with Thai chiles, and the Meat Lover’s with loaded double chashu slices and ground pork. Pickup orders for all locations (the other two in the Barrington Oaks Center and on South Lamar) can be placed online; the North Lamar and Barrington Oaks locations have indoor dine-in services.

Xian Sushi & Noodle

In the house of noodles, find shoyu and the tonkatsu ramens. Pickup orders for all locations (this in Mueller and the other in the Domain) can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Daiboku

The Sazan Ramen team opened up this West Campus restaurant dedicated to shoyu and miso-style ramens (with vegan options available). Takeout orders can be placed online; there are DoorDash and Uber Eats deliveries; and there are indoor dine-in services.

Lucky Robot

For a South Austin option, the Japanese restaurant offers a shoyu pork ramen. Takeout orders can be placed online; the restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Bluefin Sushi Bar & Ramen

The Eurasia owners turned the Sunset Valley location into a location of its other mini-chain Bluefin. The ramen menu is similar, including the Back 2 Classic (a light chicken broth), Curry Coz (creamy curry chicken broth and mozzarella cheese), a lamb iteration with pork broth, and more. There are other locations in Lakeway and Round Rock. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

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