The influence of Washoku (Japanese Cuisine) over Southeast Asian countries like Singapore is profound. And the washoku influence couldn’t be explained better than the ramen corners popping up on every street. The four main components: noodles, broth, tare (sauce), and toppings are combined to form sweet and salty flavours with the chewy texture of the noodles.
The unique combination hits all our cravings to become one of the best comfort dishes in today’s world. And Singapore is not left far behind in taking the love for ramen a notch higher, with every small stall and high-end restaurant having the dish with their unique take on their menu. However, not every noodle corner has flavorful ramen.
Here are 10 mouth-watering ramen places in Singapore that cater to your liking.
|1. Takagi Ramen @ Ang Mo Kio|
|USP:||Cosy stall, serving a variety of delicious dishes.|
|Phone:||+65 9170 7870|
|Locate:||Takagi Ramen has outlets in various locations throughout Singapore.
You can find their store locations here.
|Working Days/Hours:||Open every day from 6:00 AM – 3:00 AM|
It is tough to settle the debate for the best ramen in Singapore, but Takagi Ramen is surely a top contender in every list. Their signature dish is handmade in the Hakata style with a unique, firm texture.
Takagi Ramen has a vast menu with a wide variety of delicious and affordable ramen and other sides. Their motto of “Ramen for the average Singaporean” is reflected in their dishes with a universal flavour profile and budget-friendly pricing.
- Takagi Ramen
- Deep Fried Gyoza
- Miso Ramen
- Ebi Fry
|Long operational hours|
|Affordable for all|
|Can have difficulty parking in peak hours|
“On my way back from the office, Takagi Ramen is a regular stop for me. Being a regular customer, the staff knows and greets me politely, and their service is great. The food is excellent. I frequent this joint for their signature Takagi ramen and Gyoza.”Nobi
|2. The Ramen House|
|USP:||Authentic Japanese joint served with a focus on nutrition and using the freshest ingredients|
|Phone:||+65 6734 9294|
|Locate:||6 Short St, Singapore 188213|
|Working Days/Hours:||Open every day from 5:00 PM – 6:00 AM|
The Ramen House is tasteful ramen for multiple reasons. First, because of their unique presentation in conjunction with the local cuisine. This fusion makes the dish palatable and feels homely for everyone.
Second, their options for kimchi ramenare super tasty and fuse Korean with ramen. Plus, don’t forget their unique dry ramen is top-notch. .
- Grilled Kushiyaki
- Sushi & Sashimi
- Garlic fried rice
- Dry Spicy Ramen
|Open till late|
|Good ambience and service|
|Unique dishes that combine various cuisines|
|Expensive compared to other joints|
“I visited Singapore last year and went to this ramen joint on two occasions. The Japanese dish is my comfort food, and experimenting with various cuisines was something I thoroughly enjoyed at The Ramen House. The staff is also friendly and polite.”Jessica
|3. Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons|
|USP:||Amazing chain owned and operated by celebrity chef Keisuke Takeda.|
|Phone:||+65 6333 5740|
|Working Days/Hours:||11:30 AM – 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM on weekdays.
11:30 AM – 10 PM on weekends (Saturday and Sunday).
If you are looking for delicious Japanese ramen, there are no better places than the Ramen Keisuke chain. Led by a celebrity chef, dining at Ramen Keisuke is an experience you don’t want to miss.
The best part about this restaurant is that they offer incredibly well-cooked food with complex flavours. No matter how picky you are, you can get just the right one you like here, thanks to the customisability of the menu.
Also, you can’t miss out on the unlimited hard-boiled eggs and marinated bean sprouts as starters.
- Winter Ramen
- Summer Ramen
- Autumn Ramen
|Excellent dine-in experience|
|Unique and customisable menu|
|You must order a drink with your food. That’s a rule|
“The unlimited starters are a surefire way to get overfilled when you visit this restaurant. That’s a point you must take from me because I was too full to finish my ramen bowl by the time it arrived. Jokes aside, this restaurant is incredible, and the dine-in experience is to die for.”Chui Mal
|4. Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen|
|USP:||Halal ramen with a fully halal menu.|
|Working Days/Hours:||Open every day from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM.|
The Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen specialises in something unique. They are the best halal and vegetarian ramen, thanks to their many meat-free options.
Vegetarian ramen is quite hard to nail because the flavour of the broth comes from the bones of animals and their feet. So, to compensate for that, Ichikokudo cooks their broth for over 24 hours to create a rich yet silky broth that is heavenly in taste. The restaurant shares that the secret to their incredible broth is kombu, which they use as the dashi (the base of their stock).
Even if you are a non-vegetarian, there are many options for you at this restaurant, making it one of the top choice for food lovers, regardless of their preference.
- Hokkaido Ramen
- Grilled Gyoza
- Garlic Karrage
- Jikogu Ramen
|Tasty vegetarian options|
|Affordable for lunch and dinner|
|Portion sizes are considerably large|
“As a Muslim, it is hard to find good ramen, so when my friends told me about this place, I was quite excited to visit. The joint is quite nice, and their food is superb. I was so happy to find an all-halal ramen joint with vegetarian options. I will highly recommend it to others.”Danish
|USP:||A long-running affordable joint with a unique menu.|
|Phone:||+65 6337 7166|
|Locate:||181 Orchard Rd, #07-12/13, Singapore 238896|
|Working Days/Hours:||Open every day from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
If you like signature dishes and ramen with a unique flavour profile, Nantsuttei has to be at the top of your list.
The signature of Nantsuttei lies in every dish with their incredible flavour-rich pork bone broth, complemented by the fragrant black roast garlic oil. The black roast garlic oil (ma-yu) is a unique element of Nantsuttei. They fry the garlic in seven stages and mix it with an assortment of spices to create a unique flavour, which has remained unchanged.
Their food is soulful as their dishes come heavy with flavour. However, you can customise them to your liking while ordering.
- Tonkotsu Ramen
- Chashu Men
- Smoked Chashu
- Hot Miso Ramen
|Unique and flavourful ramen|
|Not open till late|
“As a ramen lover, I have visited most of the ramen joints in Singapore, and I keep coming back to Nantsuttei. I love their rich and thick Tonkotsu broth in almost all variations. The spice levels are also just right for my taste buds. Would love to visit again soon.”Michael
|6. Sanpoutei Ramen|
|USP:||An authentic Japanese joint from Japan operating since 1967|
|Phone:||+65 6463 7277|
|Locate:||253 Holland Ave #01-01 Singapore 278982
253 #B1-04/05 350 Orchard Rd.238868
|Working Days/Hours:||11:30 AM – 9:30 PM from Sunday to Thursday.
11:30 AM – 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday.
Sanpoutei is hands down the best shoyu ramen in the country. Their authentic recipe, which has been perfected for over 50 years, is unmatchable. The rich flavours of this ramen are brought to life by slow-cooking a variety of vegetables and a whole chicken for over six hours. The special ingredient of this ramen is dried sardines that are specially imported from Japan.
Sanpoutei ramen is known for its signature fish stock, which is featured in most of its dishes. Even the dish bowl they serve in is specially designed to elevate your dining experience. Even though they offer machine-made noodles, they are made to perfection and feature a unique springy and silky texture.
- Niigata Shoyu Ramen
- Miso Ramen
- Kotteri Se Abuta Ramen
- Chashu Don Mini
- Deep Fried Spring Chicken With Tartar Sauce
|Quality dining experience|
|Varied menu with many specialities|
|Expensive compared to other ramen joints|
“I have been eating ramen since childhood with my dad, and we have visited Sanpoutei many times. I went back there recently, and nothing has changed. The portion sizes are still appetising, and the food is mouth-watering, as I remember. I will definitely return with my father again.”Negus
|7. Fire Ramen ByMenbaka @The Centrepoint|
|USP:||Unique restaurant with fire show presentation and delicious ramen|
|Phone:||+65 8218 9236|
|Locate:||176 Orchard Rd, #01-53 / 54 / 55 / 56 TheCentrepoint Food Street, Singapore 238843|
|Working Days/Hours:||12:00 PM – 10:00 PM Monday to Thursday.
11:30 AM – 11:00 PM Friday and Saturday.
And 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM on Sunday.
Ramen is a relaxing comfort food. But at Menbaka, you get a complete show of theatrics before you start sipping on your comfort food. Fire Ramen was originally from Kyoto, and they opened a shop in Singapore recently.
They have made quite an impact. Diners rave both about the food and the fire show. If you are into spicy food, this is the best chilli ramen you have tasted. The signature charred flavour of Fire Ramen comes from the masterful skill of the chefs utilising wok hei to create the signature taste.
The dish is complete with a slow-cooked chicken broth and Negi juices to create an umami flavour profile that is unique and tasty. It’s the type of dish that you must try when.
- Charcoal fried chicken
- Collagen Tonkotsu Ramen
- Ebi Fire Ramen
- Squid Fish Roe
- Aburi Pork Belly Chashu
|Great dining experience|
|Ample parking and space|
“The fire show is so amazing. The staff know that it is the USP and cooperate with the diners and even place their phones and cameras in dedicated spaces to get the best video of the show. The experience was mesmerizing and so was the food. Would love to visit again.”Jay
|8. Kanada-Ya PLQ Mall|
|USP:||Authentic place that offers fusion with local flavours to create a unique experience|
|Phone:||+65 6966 0505|
|Locate:||10 PayaLebar Rd, #03-30, Singapore 409057|
|Working Days/Hours:||Open every day from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
If you love a thick broth with your ramen, KanadaYa would be the place for you. Their rich and creamy broth is slow-cooked for over 12 hours to help it get its signature taste. KanadaYa is also one of the only restaurants offering an authentic Kyushu ramen experience.
The menu is extensive and offers a variety of choices, some of which are fused with local cuisine for a homely taste. KanadaYa also has a touch of international flavours with its unique hong-kong ramen.
- KotteriTonkotsu Ramen
- Black Garlic Ramen
- Chicken Paitan Ramen
- Gyu Don
- Chashu Don
|Vast menu with many options|
|Good value for money|
|Limited seating capacity and space|
“I have visited KanadaYa in several countries, and in my opinion, the Singapore outlets are my favourite. The food tastes great everywhere, but the quality service, and hospitality, make it stick out for me. I love eating at KanadaYa and would highly recommend it to others.”Jason
|9. Hakata Ikkousha Ramen|
|USP:||Internationally famous restaurant for ramen serving delicious authentic Japanese ramen with its unique take on it.|
|Phone:||+65 6338 8460|
|Locate:||30 Victoria St, #F1-07, Chijmes, Singapore 187996|
|Working Days/Hours:||11:30 AM – 9:30 PM from Thursday to Tuesday.
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
and 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM on Wednesday
If you love ramen, you come to expect a brilliant umami flavour in your broth, but how do you take it one step further? Introducing an umami flavour in your noodles as well. And that’s what Ikkousha Ramen did.
Specialising in Hakata Tonkotsu ramen, their recipes are very intricate and thorough. They have perfected every element of the dish, from the broth to the chashu, to create the ultimate bowl of ramen that you can have. No wonder they are among the most famous restaurants.
The best thing about Ikkousha ramen is that they are consistent and offer the same flavours every day in every country where they are located.
- Tonkotsu Special Ramen
- God Fire
- Bonito Ramen
- Gold Fried Rice
- Special Fried Chicken
|Hospitable dining experience|
|They stopped the free flow egg, which was a crowd favourite|
“I have tried making Tonkotsu Ramen at home after I had it here because I loved the taste so much. My experiment was unsuccessful, which guarantees I will keep visiting Ikkousha for the foreseeable future to keep tasting their amazing dishes.”Monica
|10. Bari Uma Restaurant|
|USP:||The joint serves ramen with handmade noodles.|
|Phone:||+65 6887 4484|
|Locate:||19 Tanglin Rd, B1-01/02, Singapore 247909|
|Working Days/Hours:||Open every day from 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
When the name of your restaurant literally translates to “super tasty”, you have a lot to prove. And Bari Uma stood their ground as a superb restaurant, time and time again. Bari Uma has pushed the boundary in how rich the dish can be, and they have been quite successful.
The ramen noodles are made at each store, with the soup stock imported from Japan. This allows Bari Uma to offer the same Japanese flavours anywhere in the world. And the grilled char siu pork that accompanies your ramen perfectly balances the rich flavours.
- Ajitama Uma
- Bari Uma
- Kara Uma
- Chashu Mayo Rice
- Spicy Gyoza
|Nice dining ambience|
|Delicious food with a sizeable menu|
|Chashu portions can be small|
“Bari Uma is the best ramen joint in Singapore, in my opinion. The signature Bari Uma ramen is incredibly flavorful and rich in taste. The portions are large and fulfilling, and from my experience, I can tell, it is a great low-key date location.”Sunio
Is halal ramen available in Singapore?
Halal ramen options are a bit limited, but of the ones available, you can certainly visit Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen, which is flavourful halal ramen.
Are there any good vegetarian ramen restaurants in Singapore?
Is ramen expensive in Singapore?
No, ramen is quite affordable in Singapore, with average prices below $10. You can even dine at high-end ramen places with an average value of less than $20.