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The Essential Ramen Restaurants in Las Vegas

A handy guide to some of the best ramen bowls in Las Vegas

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Want great ramen in Las Vegas? All you need to do is head to Chinatown. Or not. In the past few years, the ramen scene in Las Vegas has elevated with some of the best bowls anywhere. Whether the desire is classic tonkotsu-style broth, miso broths, or even cold ramens, Las Vegas has a place for you; many even offer vegetarian options. Here, a look at 21 of the best restaurants to order ramen in Las Vegas, all over the city from the southwest and westside, Chinatown, East Side, and even the southeast.

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Moko Ramen Bar

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This westside spot is known for its customizable ramen choices that include three different noodle options, choice of tonkotsu, shoyu, or miso broth and toppings such as pork chashu, shrimp tempura, black garlic oil, tofu, and kimchi.

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Moko Ramen Bar
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Ramen Tatsu

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Reopened in 2013 by chef Wayne Kageyama (who learned how to make ramen in Japan), Ramen Tatsu specializes in tsukemen ramen with the broth served separately from the noodles, a thicker soup base meant for dipping, and chewier noodles. Diners can also order fried or curry rice, kimchi, or seared chasiu on the Tatsu menu.

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Ramen Tatsu
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Monta Japanese Noodle House

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Chinatown’s Monta serves kurume-style tonkotsu ramen served in a pork broth and soy sauce directly from Japan. Monta offers thin, unrisen noodle bowls, with common menu options of miso and shoyu ramen. Toppings include dried seaweed, takana mustard leaf, and shredded green onions. Cold noodle ramen is on the menu as well, made with pork charshu, tomatoes, egg, cucumber, and bean sprouts.

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Monta Japanese Noodle House
Monta Japanese Noodle House

Ramen Sora

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Created by Japanese chefs Tomio Takada and Yoshinari Ichise, Ramen Sora (meaning noodle house) first opened in Sapporo, Japan. Ramen Sora features miso ramen, but also offers shio or shoyu. Sora’s menu includes numerous topping choices for a diner’s ramen such as corn, butter, moyashi (bean sprouts), or extra curry sauce.

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Ramen Sora
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Ramen Hashi

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Tokyo-style ramen, all made from scratch, comes at the hands of this ramen restaurant in Chinatown. Customers can watch the process inside the open kitchen. Shio (salt) or shoyu (soy) dishes are both created with a chicken-based broth, the tonkotsu with a pork-based broth, and the chashu don features braised pork with shredded seaweed and egg over rice. Extra toppings include $1 selections of bamboo, seaweed, and tamago.

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Izakaya Go

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Chinatown’s Izakaya Go is known for its late-night reverse happy hour from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and its spicy poke ramen. Other ramen favorites include miso ramen, shoyu ramen, and tonkotsu ramen. Izakaya Go also serves udon and sushi plus sake, wine, cocktails, and Japanese beer.

KoKoRo Ramen

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KoKoRo Ramen’s fried Brussels sprouts served with chipotle mayo may be even more popular than the restaurant’s namesake dish, but that’s no reason not to try both. After devouring the addictive appetizer, diners can order ramen with chicken or pork broth and thin or thick noodles. Speciality ramens include basil tonkotsu ramen, vegetable ramen, and black garlic ramen topped with fried whole garlic.

Black garlic ramen
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Jinya Ramen Bar

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Jinya Ramen Bar has pork, chicken, and vegetable broth options with a variety of topping choices such as fresh garlic, poached egg, or chicken wonton. Thick, thin, spinach, and gluten-free noodles are all available, as well as vegan ramen. Check out all of the their three area locations.

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Jinya Ramen Bar
Jinya Ramen Bar

Ramen-Ya

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Originally based in San Francisco, Ramen-ya inside the Grand Bazaar Shops serves lemon shio, shoyu, miso, and spicy miso ramen. The restaurant is also a popular spot for takeout bento boxes.

Ramen Arashi

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Westside ramen shop Ramen Arashi serves shoyu, tonkotsu, miso, and seafood ramen plus chicken karaage, Japanese tapas, and special vegan options.

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Fukumimi Ramen

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The star of the show here is the eponymous fukumimi ramen, a pork-based ramen with thin noodles, seaweed, boiled egg, and an ample amount of pork chashu. Add corn, extra egg, extra chashu, or bamboo sprouts for an upcharge.

Hana Ramen

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Yokohama-style Japanese ramen restaurant Hana Ramen serves both a popular meat lover ramen with pork belly, ground pork, pork back, and chicken broth and a vegan miso ramen with spinach noodles and cabbage. Diners can also order the ominously named jigoku ramen (aka hell ramen), which is made with extra spicy miso, shoyu dare, and pork belly.

Ramen Kobo

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This might be the best place to take ramen novices since the menu easily instructs diners to first pick their choice of broth between shoyu, tonkotsu, miso, or vegetarian, then their desired spice level ranging from original to fire, and finally, a choice of any extra toppings such as ground pork, bamboo shoots, or black garlic oil to name a few. Try the miso ramen with medium spice for the perfect amount of a delicious kick. This restaurant comes from the team behind local favorites Monta Ramen in Chinatown.

Ramen Kobo
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Ohjah Noodle House

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From the team behind the southern Nevada sushi chain of the same name, Ohjah Noodle House dishes up typical variations of ramen such as miso and tonkotsu. The house special ramen, TanTan Men, a combination of bean sprouts, ground pork, egg, scallions, and seaweed, is a spicy must-try for newcomers. Ohjah Noodle House has locations in Henderson and southwest Las Vegas.

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Sojo Ramen

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Chef John Chien Lee of Soho SushiBurrito and Soho Japanese Restaurant added ramen to his portfolio with the opening of this stylish spot in the southwest. Diners can order ramen a la carte or opt for an appetizer and ramen combination. Ramen choices include Sapporo butter miso, black garlic tonkotsu, and tskukemen dipping ramen with wood ear mushroom. Appetizers such as edamame, agedashi tofu, and garlic kale are all priced at $3.95.

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Omoide Noodles & Bowls

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Land tonkotsu ramen with chashu, kikurage, green onion, menma, and nori, go spicier, make it tonkotsu miso, or even order cold ramen at Omoide. Diners can even grab extra toppings such as ajitama (egg), menma (bamboo shoot), and more.

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Ramen Show

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This intimate ramen restaurant in the southwest, which has room for just 25 diners, is known for its speciality tuna yuzu ramen as well as standbys like tonkotsu shoyu and tonkotsu miso ramen. Also on the menu are fried rice dishes, sashimi, and sushi.

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Enza Ramen

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The self-proclaimed “World’s Best Ramen House” in Henderson serves ramen with customizable spice levels ranging from original to extreme. Signature ramen options include black soybean sauce and pork belly, tonkotsu broth with pork back rib, and vegetable broth with fried vegetables.

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Shokku Ramen

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Shokku is famous for two things: its 24-hour schedule, and its Shinigami Challenge, which entails eating a triple serving of their Shinigami ramen in under eight minutes: three pounds of noodles, 24 ounces of broth, and the bowls signature scalding hot toppings. Winners are added to the wall of champions and receive a $25 gift card. Or you could, you know, just enjoy your ramen.

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Bone and Belly Ramen

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The vegan coconut squash ramen is worth a visit even if you’re not vegan, but Bone and Belly has something for everyone. Its classic tonkotsu pork ramen is rich without being overwhelming, and the selection of tempura-fried vegetables, including wing-style maitakes, are perfect for snacking.

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Tomi Ramen

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Tomi is tucked away in an easy-to-miss location but its vegan and vegetarian bowls are warming, as is its Naruto, a bowl named for the cult-favorite anime. The rest of the menu displays a clear Korean influence (think bulgogi fries and kimchi-heavy rice bowls) plus a few sushi rolls.

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Moko Ramen Bar

Bowl of tonkatsu ramen
Moko Ramen Bar
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This westside spot is known for its customizable ramen choices that include three different noodle options, choice of tonkotsu, shoyu, or miso broth and toppings such as pork chashu, shrimp tempura, black garlic oil, tofu, and kimchi.

Bowl of tonkatsu ramen
Moko Ramen Bar
Moko Ramen Bar/Facebook

Ramen Tatsu

Bowl of ramen inscribed with restaurant name
Ramen Tatsu
Ramen Tatsu/Facebook

Reopened in 2013 by chef Wayne Kageyama (who learned how to make ramen in Japan), Ramen Tatsu specializes in tsukemen ramen with the broth served separately from the noodles, a thicker soup base meant for dipping, and chewier noodles. Diners can also order fried or curry rice, kimchi, or seared chasiu on the Tatsu menu.

Bowl of ramen inscribed with restaurant name
Ramen Tatsu
Ramen Tatsu/Facebook

Monta Japanese Noodle House

Hand holding bowl of ramen
Monta Japanese Noodle House
Monta Japanese Noodle House

Chinatown’s Monta serves kurume-style tonkotsu ramen served in a pork broth and soy sauce directly from Japan. Monta offers thin, unrisen noodle bowls, with common menu options of miso and shoyu ramen. Toppings include dried seaweed, takana mustard leaf, and shredded green onions. Cold noodle ramen is on the menu as well, made with pork charshu, tomatoes, egg, cucumber, and bean sprouts.

Hand holding bowl of ramen
Monta Japanese Noodle House
Monta Japanese Noodle House

Ramen Sora

Hands wrapped around bowl of ramen
Ramen Sora
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Created by Japanese chefs Tomio Takada and Yoshinari Ichise, Ramen Sora (meaning noodle house) first opened in Sapporo, Japan. Ramen Sora features miso ramen, but also offers shio or shoyu. Sora’s menu includes numerous topping choices for a diner’s ramen such as corn, butter, moyashi (bean sprouts), or extra curry sauce.

Hands wrapped around bowl of ramen
Ramen Sora
Ramen Sora/Facebook

Ramen Hashi

Bowl of ramen on silver surface
Ramen Hashi
Ramen Hashi/Facebook

Tokyo-style ramen, all made from scratch, comes at the hands of this ramen restaurant in Chinatown. Customers can watch the process inside the open kitchen. Shio (salt) or shoyu (soy) dishes are both created with a chicken-based broth, the tonkotsu with a pork-based broth, and the chashu don features braised pork with shredded seaweed and egg over rice. Extra toppings include $1 selections of bamboo, seaweed, and tamago.

Bowl of ramen on silver surface
Ramen Hashi
Ramen Hashi/Facebook

Izakaya Go

Chinatown’s Izakaya Go is known for its late-night reverse happy hour from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and its spicy poke ramen. Other ramen favorites include miso ramen, shoyu ramen, and tonkotsu ramen. Izakaya Go also serves udon and sushi plus sake, wine, cocktails, and Japanese beer.

KoKoRo Ramen

Black garlic ramen
KoKoRo Ramen
KoKoRo Ramen/Facebook

KoKoRo Ramen’s fried Brussels sprouts served with chipotle mayo may be even more popular than the restaurant’s namesake dish, but that’s no reason not to try both. After devouring the addictive appetizer, diners can order ramen with chicken or pork broth and thin or thick noodles. Speciality ramens include basil tonkotsu ramen, vegetable ramen, and black garlic ramen topped with fried whole garlic.

Black garlic ramen
KoKoRo Ramen
KoKoRo Ramen/Facebook

Jinya Ramen Bar

Ramen in black bowl
Jinya Ramen Bar
Jinya Ramen Bar

Jinya Ramen Bar has pork, chicken, and vegetable broth options with a variety of topping choices such as fresh garlic, poached egg, or chicken wonton. Thick, thin, spinach, and gluten-free noodles are all available, as well as vegan ramen. Check out all of the their three area locations.

Ramen in black bowl
Jinya Ramen Bar
Jinya Ramen Bar

Ramen-Ya

Originally based in San Francisco, Ramen-ya inside the Grand Bazaar Shops serves lemon shio, shoyu, miso, and spicy miso ramen. The restaurant is also a popular spot for takeout bento boxes.

Ramen Arashi

Bowl of ramen
Ramen Arashi
Ramen Arashi/Facebook

Westside ramen shop Ramen Arashi serves shoyu, tonkotsu, miso, and seafood ramen plus chicken karaage, Japanese tapas, and special vegan options.

Bowl of ramen
Ramen Arashi
Ramen Arashi/Facebook

Fukumimi Ramen

The star of the show here is the eponymous fukumimi ramen, a pork-based ramen with thin noodles, seaweed, boiled egg, and an ample amount of pork chashu. Add corn, extra egg, extra chashu, or bamboo sprouts for an upcharge.

Hana Ramen

Yokohama-style Japanese ramen restaurant Hana Ramen serves both a popular meat lover ramen with pork belly, ground pork, pork back, and chicken broth and a vegan miso ramen with spinach noodles and cabbage. Diners can also order the ominously named jigoku ramen (aka hell ramen), which is made with extra spicy miso, shoyu dare, and pork belly.

Ramen Kobo

Ramen Kobo
Ramen Kobo
Ramen Kobo [Official site]

This might be the best place to take ramen novices since the menu easily instructs diners to first pick their choice of broth between shoyu, tonkotsu, miso, or vegetarian, then their desired spice level ranging from original to fire, and finally, a choice of any extra toppings such as ground pork, bamboo shoots, or black garlic oil to name a few. Try the miso ramen with medium spice for the perfect amount of a delicious kick. This restaurant comes from the team behind local favorites Monta Ramen in Chinatown.

Ramen Kobo
Ramen Kobo
Ramen Kobo [Official site]

Ohjah Noodle House

Bowl of noodles beside chopsticks
Ohjah Noodle House
Ohjah Noodle House/Facebook

From the team behind the southern Nevada sushi chain of the same name, Ohjah Noodle House dishes up typical variations of ramen such as miso and tonkotsu. The house special ramen, TanTan Men, a combination of bean sprouts, ground pork, egg, scallions, and seaweed, is a spicy must-try for newcomers. Ohjah Noodle House has locations in Henderson and southwest Las Vegas.

Bowl of noodles beside chopsticks
Ohjah Noodle House
Ohjah Noodle House/Facebook

Sojo Ramen

Bowl of ramen
Sojo Ramen
Sojo Ramen/Facebook

Chef John Chien Lee of Soho SushiBurrito and Soho Japanese Restaurant added ramen to his portfolio with the opening of this stylish spot in the southwest. Diners can order ramen a la carte or opt for an appetizer and ramen combination. Ramen choices include Sapporo butter miso, black garlic tonkotsu, and tskukemen dipping ramen with wood ear mushroom. Appetizers such as edamame, agedashi tofu, and garlic kale are all priced at $3.95.

Bowl of ramen
Sojo Ramen
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