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A bowl of ramen with creamy broth, sliced chicken, half boiled egg, and greens.
Ramen from Sazan Ramen.
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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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Ramen from Sazan Ramen.
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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, and more. There are vegetarian and vegan ramens available at various restaurants. Plus, in these takeout times, 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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Oak Hill restaurant Eurasia opened a ramen branch up in Cedar Park. Eurasia Ramen serves the Japanese noodle soup with various broths (black tonkotsu, chicken, spicy), including vegetarian and gluten-free vegan options. Pickup orders can be placed online, and Uber Eats deliveries are available too. The restaurants are open for dine-in service. There are additional locations in Rosedale and Oak Hill.

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. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

 A bowl of ramen with noodles, half-hard-boiled-egg, greens, and sliced beef, with broth.
Noodle Alley’s shoyu ramen.
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Ramen 512

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The pop-up-turned-restaurant focuses on well-made ramen ranging from shoyu to tonkotsu to tan tan, plus a vegan iteration. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

A bowl of ramen.
Ramen from Ramen 512.
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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. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

A bowl of ramen with a creamy broth, sliced meat, half boiled egg, sheet of nori, and greens.
Ramen at Kanji.
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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 ich bowls of tonkotsu broth and noodles, whether it’s hot or cold outside. Pickup orders for all locations (others on South Lamar and East Sixth) can be placed online. All locations are open for dine-in services.

A bowl of ramen with creamy broth, sliced bamboo shoots, half a hard boiled egg, greens, a pork belly slice.
Ramen from Ramen Tatsu-ya.
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IchiUmi Ramen & Poke

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The West Anderson Lane ramen restaurant, formerly known as Haru and Hanabi, offers a whole bunch of ramen with broths ranging from tonkotsu to shoyu, topped with ingredients like bulgogi and cutlets. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

Sazan Ramen

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Another newer ramen contender, 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.

A bowl of ramen with dark broth, half hard boiled egg, meat slices, greens and veggies.
A bowl from Sazan Ramen.
Sazan Ramen/Facebook

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 chilis and the meaty Texas, loaded with pork ribs and barbecue sauce. Pickup orders for all locations (the other two in the Barrington Oaks Center and on South Lamar) can be placed online.

A bowl of ramen with an orange-ish broth, noodles, greens, and meat slices.
Ramen at Michi.
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Xian Sushi & Noodle

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In the house of noodles, find shoyu and the tonkatsu ramens. Pickup orders for all locations (the others in the Domain and Round Rock) can be placed online.

Lucky Robot

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For a South Austin option, the Japanese restaurant offers a shoyu pork ramen. Pickup and DoorDash delivery orders can be placed online; the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

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Eurasia Ramen

Oak Hill restaurant Eurasia opened a ramen branch up in Cedar Park. Eurasia Ramen serves the Japanese noodle soup with various broths (black tonkotsu, chicken, spicy), including vegetarian and gluten-free vegan options. Pickup orders can be placed online, and Uber Eats deliveries are available too. The restaurants are open for dine-in service. There are additional locations in Rosedale and Oak Hill.

Noodle Alley

 A bowl of ramen with noodles, half-hard-boiled-egg, greens, and sliced beef, with broth.
Noodle Alley’s shoyu ramen.
Noodle Alley/Facebook

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. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

 A bowl of ramen with noodles, half-hard-boiled-egg, greens, and sliced beef, with broth.
Noodle Alley’s shoyu ramen.
Noodle Alley/Facebook

Ramen 512

A bowl of ramen.
Ramen from Ramen 512.
Ramen 512/Facebook

The pop-up-turned-restaurant focuses on well-made ramen ranging from shoyu to tonkotsu to tan tan, plus a vegan iteration. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

A bowl of ramen.
Ramen from Ramen 512.
Ramen 512/Facebook

Kanji Ramen

A bowl of ramen with a creamy broth, sliced meat, half boiled egg, sheet of nori, and greens.
Ramen at Kanji.
Kanji Ramen/Facebook

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. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

A bowl of ramen with a creamy broth, sliced meat, half boiled egg, sheet of nori, and greens.
Ramen at Kanji.
Kanji Ramen/Facebook

Ramen Tatsu-ya

A bowl of ramen with creamy broth, sliced bamboo shoots, half a hard boiled egg, greens, a pork belly slice.
Ramen from Ramen Tatsu-ya.
Ramen Tatsu-ya/Facebook

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 ich bowls of tonkotsu broth and noodles, whether it’s hot or cold outside. Pickup orders for all locations (others on South Lamar and East Sixth) can be placed online. All locations are open for dine-in services.

A bowl of ramen with creamy broth, sliced bamboo shoots, half a hard boiled egg, greens, a pork belly slice.
Ramen from Ramen Tatsu-ya.
Ramen Tatsu-ya/Facebook

IchiUmi Ramen & Poke

The West Anderson Lane ramen restaurant, formerly known as Haru and Hanabi, offers a whole bunch of ramen with broths ranging from tonkotsu to shoyu, topped with ingredients like bulgogi and cutlets. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

Sazan Ramen

A bowl of ramen with dark broth, half hard boiled egg, meat slices, greens and veggies.
A bowl from Sazan Ramen.
Sazan Ramen/Facebook

Another newer ramen contender, 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.

A bowl of ramen with dark broth, half hard boiled egg, meat slices, greens and veggies.
A bowl from Sazan Ramen.
Sazan Ramen/Facebook

Michi Ramen

A bowl of ramen with an orange-ish broth, noodles, greens, and meat slices.
Ramen at Michi.
Michi Ramen/Facebook

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 chilis and the meaty Texas, loaded with pork ribs and barbecue sauce. Pickup orders for all locations (the other two in the Barrington Oaks Center and on South Lamar) can be placed online.

A bowl of ramen with an orange-ish broth, noodles, greens, and meat slices.
Ramen at Michi.
Michi Ramen/Facebook

Xian Sushi & Noodle

In the house of noodles, find shoyu and the tonkatsu ramens. Pickup orders for all locations (the others in the Domain and Round Rock) can be placed online.

Lucky Robot

For a South Austin option, the Japanese restaurant offers a shoyu pork ramen. Pickup and DoorDash delivery orders can be placed online; the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

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