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Tei-An is just one place to find ramen in Dallas.
Tei-An is just one place to find ramen in Dallas.
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Where to Get Your Ramen Fix in DFW

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Tei-An is just one place to find ramen in Dallas.
| Photo credit: Tei-An/Facebook

The ramen-obsessed amongst us are having a bit of a tough time here in Dallas. While our fellow Texans in Austin and Houston are practically swimming in the stuff (see: Tatsu-ya and Goro & Gun, just to name a couple), Dallas still awaits the opening of its first dedicated ramen shop, Tanoshi in Deep Ellum (it looks like renovations inside are just beginning, so expect to wait a while), and midnight ramen pop-up master Justin Holt says he's abandoning the project to focus on his new job at Driftwood.

Thankfully, there are a solid handful of places in DFW where ramen lovers can get their fix. While none of these places are on par with the greats like Ippudo in New York, most will certainly help stem the craving for a big, steaming bowl of unctuous broth and chewy noodles.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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Marc Cassel's East Dallas seafood spot is known for fish and chips and other seafaring dishes, but if you're lucky the menu will also include ramen with luscious pork belly, greens, and a perfectly cooked egg.

Hanasho

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This Irving sushi joint offers miso or shoyu ramen garnished with pork, spinach, bean sprouts, boiled egg, and scallions. Bonus: Every bowl comes flanked by gyoza.
At Jinbeh (which also has Frisco and Lewisville locations), the ramen comes with the usual garnishes of a boiled egg and scallions, and your choice of three bases: miso, shoyu (soy sauce), or shiyo butter.

Kazy's Gourmet

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This Richardson market is well-known amongst chefs for having excellent sushi-grade fish and cheap dinnerware. They've also got cheap but excellent sushi and tonkotsu ramen with an appropriately cloudy broth, pork, scallions, and fish cake.

Little Lilly Sushi

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When it shows up on the specials menu (in a more traditional tonkotsu, or perhaps a brisket version), this so-hot-right-now sushi spot is one of the only places to find ramen in Ft. Worth.

Mr. Max

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For a truly authentic Japanese experience, head to hidden gem Mr. Max. Ramen comes in shoyu or chashumen varieties with pork belly, a boiled egg, fish cake, and seaweed. [Photo: Jennifer Y./Yelp]

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

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If you don't mind straying from tradition, Spoon's new lunch menu has a "ramen" jam-packed with seafood from scallops to head-on shrimp to lobster.

Sushi Robata

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Sushi Robata has tonkotsu, shoyu, and miso versions with the traditional garnishes for lunch and dinner, all priced under $10.
Everyone should visit this acclaimed One Arts Plaza Japanese restaurant at least once, and dining on $10 bowls of tonkotsu ramen is a great way to do it on a budget.

Yama Sushi

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Formerly Sushiyama, this recently reopened North Dallas treasure has added traditional ramen (with seaweed, boiled egg, that ubiquitous swirly fish cake, and pork) to the menu.

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20 Feet

Marc Cassel's East Dallas seafood spot is known for fish and chips and other seafaring dishes, but if you're lucky the menu will also include ramen with luscious pork belly, greens, and a perfectly cooked egg.

Hanasho

This Irving sushi joint offers miso or shoyu ramen garnished with pork, spinach, bean sprouts, boiled egg, and scallions. Bonus: Every bowl comes flanked by gyoza.

Jinbeh

At Jinbeh (which also has Frisco and Lewisville locations), the ramen comes with the usual garnishes of a boiled egg and scallions, and your choice of three bases: miso, shoyu (soy sauce), or shiyo butter.

Kazy's Gourmet

This Richardson market is well-known amongst chefs for having excellent sushi-grade fish and cheap dinnerware. They've also got cheap but excellent sushi and tonkotsu ramen with an appropriately cloudy broth, pork, scallions, and fish cake.

Little Lilly Sushi

When it shows up on the specials menu (in a more traditional tonkotsu, or perhaps a brisket version), this so-hot-right-now sushi spot is one of the only places to find ramen in Ft. Worth.

Mr. Max

For a truly authentic Japanese experience, head to hidden gem Mr. Max. Ramen comes in shoyu or chashumen varieties with pork belly, a boiled egg, fish cake, and seaweed. [Photo: Jennifer Y./Yelp]

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

If you don't mind straying from tradition, Spoon's new lunch menu has a "ramen" jam-packed with seafood from scallops to head-on shrimp to lobster.

Sushi Robata

Sushi Robata has tonkotsu, shoyu, and miso versions with the traditional garnishes for lunch and dinner, all priced under $10.

Tei-An

Everyone should visit this acclaimed One Arts Plaza Japanese restaurant at least once, and dining on $10 bowls of tonkotsu ramen is a great way to do it on a budget.

Yama Sushi

Formerly Sushiyama, this recently reopened North Dallas treasure has added traditional ramen (with seaweed, boiled egg, that ubiquitous swirly fish cake, and pork) to the menu.

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