On cold winter evenings, there is nothing quite like a steaming bowl of ramen to banish the blues. The traditional Japanese noodle soup is often served with pork or chicken to make it into a meal in itself.
A majority of the Japanese restaurants in Dublin that serve up sushi also offer ramen, so thankfully there is no end of choice for those looking for a bowl of the good stuff.
In this post, we share the best ramen in Dublin.
Map of Ramen Restaurants
The following map shows the location of every ramen restaurant highlighted in this post:
The Ramen Bar
Source: The Ramen Bar
Located on Dublin’s busy South William Street in the centre of the city, The Ramen Bar has been a huge hit with Dubliners since opening its doors. The menu offers a huge range of ramen, including indulgent pork and seafood varieties. The dim, wood-lined interior makes for an atmospheric setting in which to enjoy your food.
As well as the excellent choice of ramen, The Ramen Bar also offer a range of bao buns for those looking for an alternative choice.
Location: 51 South William Street, Dublin
Zakura Noodle & Sushi
The next entry on our list is a relative newcomer on the Dublin ramen scene. However, it has firmly established itself as one of the best ramen restaurants in the city. Zakura Noodle & Sushi offer several types of ramen, including chicken, beef, salmon, and vegetarian options. In addition to ramen, the menu includes a wide range of sushi and sashimi.
Zakura Noodle & Sushi offer BYOB for wine only, with a small corkage fee. A second Zakura location called Zakura Izakaya on Baggot Street has also opened serving sushi and ramen.
Location: 13 Wexford Street, Dublin
Source: Soup Ramen
Situated in the heart of Dun Laoghaire in South Dublin, Soup Ramen serve up an assortment of ramen, fermented foods such as kimchi, kombucha, and cocktails. The stylish and laid back interior makes for a relaxing dining environment.
The ramen on offer includes traditional tonkotsu pork, chicken, and vegetarian and vegan options. A hot bowl of ramen at Soup Ramen is the perfect follow up to a wind-swept walk along the piers at Dun Laoghaire. In addition to the excellent range of kombucha and cocktails on offer, there is a full wine list available.
Location: 28 George’s Street Lower, Dun Laoghaire
X’ian Street Food
While X’ian Street Food is a Chinese restaurant at heart, they serve up delicious noodle soup in the ramen tradition. The undoubted highlight of their dishes are their homemade noodles that are freshly made on the premises.
The laid back and casual atmosphere of the restaurant is complimented by friendly and knowledgable service.
Location: 28 South Anne Street, Dublin
The final entry on our list is Ramen Co, located in the up and coming Stoneybatter neighbourhood of Dublin close to the Phoenix Park. Ramen Co offer a wide variety of ramen, including tonkotsu pork, chicken, beef, prawn, and vegetarian and vegan options. The menu also includes dumplings and sushi.
Due to the small size of the restaurant, booking ahead is recommended.
Location: 56 Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin