The ramen craze in Dallas has exponentially grown to suit eclectic tastes and styles. A variety of Asian influences in noodles pay homage to traditions while playing with enticing new ingredients. Though the weather is warming up, don’t miss an opportunity to devour some noodles in honor of National Noodle Month. Here’s where you should try some of the best ramen in Dallas. Slurp up!
Earning praise from Dallas chef and D Magazine cover star Nick Badovinus, Ten Ramen is clearly no ordinary noodle place. If you’re daring and enjoy exploring the menu, ramen specials are offered weekly. The elaborate dishes range from Crab Egg Drop Soup Ramen to Spicy Beef Miso Mazeman. Custom homemade noodles are combined with flavors from several Asian cuisines, such as bulgogi (Korean marinated meat) and a variety of Filipino and Chinese tastes. Be prepared to dine in as take-outs are unavailable at the authentic restaurant.
Located in Deep Ellum, Oni has self-serving kiosks that make ordering a swift experience. If you have a liking for fiery foods, varying spice levels are available to inflame your tastebuds. You may even be tempted to try the Oni Reaper challenge—eating the spiciest ramen on the menu in under 12 minutes without water. Plenty of vegan and vegetarian options are available if you’re searching a perfect ramen place to fit your lifestyle.
From Poké ramen to Kimchi ramen, unique adaptations to noodles make this restaurant an inviting experience. Before delving into a steamy bowl of ramen, try Ichiro’s takoyaki fried flour balls or garlic edamame. Don’t miss out on adding homemade hot sauce to tastefully alter your dish. The restaurant also has combo options allowing customers to customize their order by adding in a poké bowl or salad with a matcha tea or latte.
If you’re out late on the weekend with a craving for ramen, then head to late-night-friendly Wabi House on Lowest Greenville. Try their dry garlic ramen with an appetizer of karaage—adorned with spicy watermelon—one of many ravishing small plates on the menu. Wabi House also specializes in craft cocktails made to perfection. Finish off your meal with a tapioca parfait or Goma creme brûlée.
An unlikely place to try noodles, 20 Feet Seafood Joint—perhaps known more for delectable lobster rolls—has mastered the pork-based ramen dish. Pork stock simmers for eight to ten hours, making an untraditional ramen dish worth relishing. Enjoy the bowl of ramen with delightful buttery lobster rolls and fresh seafood in a laid-back atmosphere. The East Dallas restaurant will have you waiting in line but coming back for more.
Bonus: The Ramen Burrito
If you despise the messiness of ramen but love the taste, this Vietnamese street food restaurant is sure to soothe your appetite with the ramenritto. Grilled chicken, vegetables, house sauce, and ramen are snugly wrapped in a flour tortilla ready to bite into. The restaurant itself is a vegan and vegetarian-friendly place capturing a traditional Vietnamese essence with its decor.