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12 Essential DFW Ramen Shops

Where to slurp the best noodles in Dallas and beyond

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Whether it’s the weather or a holdover from holiday stress, pretty much everyone is getting sick this time of year. Yet, there’s no better way to feel like a whole human again than with a steaming, salty bowl of ramen.

Though perhaps not as developed as many other major cities, DFW does have a ramen scene. From traditional tonkotsu broth prepared by one of the city’s best Japanese chefs to Texas-inspired ramen topped with smoked brisket, these 12 restaurants serve up the area’s best bowls. After trying them all, don’t be surprised if those greasy packets of instant noodles no longer satisfy your cravings.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Hanabi

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2540 Old Denton Rd #120
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 245-0100
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With homes in Carrollton and Fort Worth, Hanabi makes it easy for suburbanites to score a solid bowl of ramen. The seafood ramen with squid, octopus, Japanese littleneck, shrimp, cabbage, carrot, fresh oyster, bean sprout and black dried mushroom made with tonkotsu broth is a menu favorite, and vegetarian diners have an excellent option in the tomato ramen, which uses a veggie soup base.

Hanabi Ramen & Izakaya

2. Monta Ramen

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800 N Coit Rd #2550B
Richardson, TX 75080
(469) 330-7777
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Rich broths and perfectly al dente noodles await at this Las Vegas export, which excels at traditional tonkotsu. Also worth ordering is the kuro ramen, a bowl of porky broth and noodles that’s drizzled with black garlic oil.

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3. Maru Ramen

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400 N Greenville Ave #26
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 792-8888
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This unassuming storefront in Richardson features minimalist Japanese interiors that are as austere as they are beautiful. Ramen comes in several varieties and includes braised pork belly (chashu), seasoned soft boiled egg, blanched spinach, scallion, shallot, and a mild shishito pepper, except for the vegetarian option.

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4. Ramen Hakata

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3714 Belt Line Rd
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 247-2401
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This cozy spot now has three DFW locations - Addison, Lewisville, and a Frisco outpost. The original Addison location has an open kitchen to watch the pro chefs perfect their noodles as diners slurp up their garlicky chashu miso ramen.

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5. 20 Feet Seafood Joint

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1160 Peavy Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
(972) 707-7442
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Though primarily known for it’s hearty seafood like clam chowder and lobster rolls in an unpretentious setting, this East Dallas establishment also features a mean pork belly ramen from the chef-owners who boast serious fine dining experience.

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6. Ichiro Ramen Shop

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4906 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 643-6602
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Ichiro’s unassuming storefront on Maple Ave features no-frills decor and simply delicious ramen — the spicy tonkotsu is a crowd favorite.

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7. Wabi House

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1802 Greenville Ave #100
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 779-6474
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This Lowest Greenville joint has a full menu of stellar ramen options (go with the spicy miso ramen, it’s a stellar riff on the classic) paired with tons of fun snacks like chicken karaage, takoyaki, and fried shiitakes tossed in bone marrow butter.

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8. Tei-An

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1722 Routh St Suite110
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 220-2828
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This pricey Japanese eatery is from one of Dallas’ best chefs, Teiichi Sakurai. If the elegant Japanese eatery is out of budget and TEN (Sakurai’s ramen joint across town at Sylvan Thirty) is a little too hustle-bustle, getting a bowl of ramen is perhaps the best way to afford dining at Tei-An.

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9. Oni Ramen

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2822 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 620-2162
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Oni Ramen has outposts both in Ft. Worth and in Deep Ellum, and any restaurant that can survive Deep Ellum has earned a spot there. The approachable menu features easy-to-understand pictorials featuring miso, tonkotsu, assari, and vegetarian options that can be topped with extra protein and a host of vegetables.

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10. TEN Ramen

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1888 Sylvan Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(972) 803-4400
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This West Dallas ramen spin off from the owner of the illustrious Tei-An in One Arts Plaza boasts a full, authentic ramen menu. Owner-Chef Teiichi Sakurai wants to mimic traditional Japanese ramen joints as closely as possible, so that means you cannot take the ramen out or sit while slurping — it’s stand at the bar or nothing.

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11. Woodshed Smokehouse

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3201 Riverfront Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 877-4545
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Believe it or not, this Fort Worth smokehouse has one of the most tasty ramen choices in DFW since celebrated Chef Tim Love regularly dips his toes into a variety of international cuisines. At Smokehouse, he’s recently unveiled his take on congee, an Asian rice porridge, and of course, his delicious ramen with pulled pork, carrots, bell peppers, chiles, and a poached quail egg has a loyal following.

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1. Hanabi

2540 Old Denton Rd #120, Carrollton, TX 75006
Hanabi Ramen & Izakaya

With homes in Carrollton and Fort Worth, Hanabi makes it easy for suburbanites to score a solid bowl of ramen. The seafood ramen with squid, octopus, Japanese littleneck, shrimp, cabbage, carrot, fresh oyster, bean sprout and black dried mushroom made with tonkotsu broth is a menu favorite, and vegetarian diners have an excellent option in the tomato ramen, which uses a veggie soup base.

2540 Old Denton Rd #120
Carrollton, TX 75006

2. Monta Ramen

800 N Coit Rd #2550B, Richardson, TX 75080
Monta Ramen/Yelp

Rich broths and perfectly al dente noodles await at this Las Vegas export, which excels at traditional tonkotsu. Also worth ordering is the kuro ramen, a bowl of porky broth and noodles that’s drizzled with black garlic oil.

800 N Coit Rd #2550B
Richardson, TX 75080

3. Maru Ramen

400 N Greenville Ave #26, Richardson, TX 75081
Maru Ramen/Yelp

This unassuming storefront in Richardson features minimalist Japanese interiors that are as austere as they are beautiful. Ramen comes in several varieties and includes braised pork belly (chashu), seasoned soft boiled egg, blanched spinach, scallion, shallot, and a mild shishito pepper, except for the vegetarian option.

400 N Greenville Ave #26
Richardson, TX 75081

4. Ramen Hakata

3714 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001
Ramen Hakata/Yelp

This cozy spot now has three DFW locations - Addison, Lewisville, and a Frisco outpost. The original Addison location has an open kitchen to watch the pro chefs perfect their noodles as diners slurp up their garlicky chashu miso ramen.

3714 Belt Line Rd
Addison, TX 75001

5. 20 Feet Seafood Joint

1160 Peavy Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
20 Feet Seafood Joint/Yelp

Though primarily known for it’s hearty seafood like clam chowder and lobster rolls in an unpretentious setting, this East Dallas establishment also features a mean pork belly ramen from the chef-owners who boast serious fine dining experience.

1160 Peavy Rd
Dallas, TX 75218

6. Ichiro Ramen Shop

4906 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75235
Ichiro Ramen Shop/Facebook

Ichiro’s unassuming storefront on Maple Ave features no-frills decor and simply delicious ramen — the spicy tonkotsu is a crowd favorite.

4906 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75235

7. Wabi House

1802 Greenville Ave #100, Dallas, TX 75206
Wabi House/Facebook

This Lowest Greenville joint has a full menu of stellar ramen options (go with the spicy miso ramen, it’s a stellar riff on the classic) paired with tons of fun snacks like chicken karaage, takoyaki, and fried shiitakes tossed in bone marrow butter.

1802 Greenville Ave #100
Dallas, TX 75206

8. Tei-An

1722 Routh St Suite110, Dallas, TX 75201
Tei-An/Yelp

This pricey Japanese eatery is from one of Dallas’ best chefs, Teiichi Sakurai. If the elegant Japanese eatery is out of budget and TEN (Sakurai’s ramen joint across town at Sylvan Thirty) is a little too hustle-bustle, getting a bowl of ramen is perhaps the best way to afford dining at Tei-An.

1722 Routh St Suite110
Dallas, TX 75201

9. Oni Ramen

2822 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Oni Ramen/Yelp

Oni Ramen has outposts both in Ft. Worth and in Deep Ellum, and any restaurant that can survive Deep Ellum has earned a spot there. The approachable menu features easy-to-understand pictorials featuring miso, tonkotsu, assari, and vegetarian options that can be topped with extra protein and a host of vegetables.

2822 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

10. TEN Ramen

1888 Sylvan Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
TEN Ramen/Yelp

This West Dallas ramen spin off from the owner of the illustrious Tei-An in One Arts Plaza boasts a full, authentic ramen menu. Owner-Chef Teiichi Sakurai wants to mimic traditional Japanese ramen joints as closely as possible, so that means you cannot take the ramen out or sit while slurping — it’s stand at the bar or nothing.

1888 Sylvan Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

11. Woodshed Smokehouse

3201 Riverfront Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Woodshed Smokehouse/Facebook

Believe it or not, this Fort Worth smokehouse has one of the most tasty ramen choices in DFW since celebrated Chef Tim Love regularly dips his toes into a variety of international cuisines. At Smokehouse, he’s recently unveiled his take on congee, an Asian rice porridge, and of course, his delicious ramen with pulled pork, carrots, bell peppers, chiles, and a poached quail egg has a loyal following.

3201 Riverfront Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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