The Best Ramen in Boston

The OpenTable Team

As one of the historical and cultural "Hubs" of the United States, Boston boasts a diverse, young population and innovative economy. The restaurant scene in "Beantown" remains one of the city's most prominent features. Gathering a wide range of influences, restaurants with the best ramen in Boston put their own spin on the Japanese dish with a touch of local flare. But where are Boston's savviest, most experienced diners heading out to when they crave ramen in "The Hub"? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. Here, we've pored through data from in-the-know Boston diners to put together a list of the best ramen in Boston. From college-kid neighborhood favorites to upscale downtown fusion restaurants, the best ramen in Boston makes any trip to Beantown worth it. Make a reservation and enjoy!

Restaurants:Oishii Boston, Hojoko, Banyan Bar + Refuge
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Sushi, Japanese, Asian
Neighborhoods:South End, Kenmore Square / Fenway

Oishii Boston

$$$$·Sushi·
South End
2,074 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
One of the prime sushi bars in the city also boasts some of the best ramen in Boston. Take a trip out to Boston's happening SoWa neighborhood to find the creative dishes at OishiiRead more
95% recommended
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Hojoko

$$$$·Japanese·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
470 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
This “rock and roll” Japanese tavern is one of the top places in the Fenway neighborhood. A lively place with some of the best ramen in Boston, Hojoko is only steps away from FenwaRead more
95% recommended
Japanese in Boston / New England

Banyan Bar + Refuge

$$$$·Asian·
South End
667 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
In the middle of Boston's South End neighborhood, the Banyan Bar + Refuge is one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the city. Banyan boasts a creative menu of modern Asian favoriRead more
97% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Boston / New England
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Brassica Kitchen

$$$$·French American·
Jamaica Plain
879 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
A few quick subway stops away from downtown Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood is one of the city's hidden treasures. This quiet and hip neighborhood includes some of the best resRead more
100% recommended
Best Food in Boston / New England
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FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine

$$$$·Japanese·
Brookline
1,178 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
Only steps away from Brookline's lively Coolidge Corner, FuGaKyu features some of the best ramen in Boston. This classically-styled Japanese restaurant is one of the hot spots of BRead more
100% recommended
Japanese in Boston / New England

Blue Dragon

$$$$·Asian·
Fort Point Channel
510 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
The famed Massachusetts chef Ming Tsai brings his brilliance to Boston with Blue Dragon. Situated in the heart of Boston's blossoming Fort Point neighborhood, Blue Dragon is an eclRead more
86% recommended
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Glass House

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Kendall Square
249 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Cambridge's Kendall Square is the home for some of the most exciting restaurants in Boston. Glass House is at the top of those rankings. This sleek and upscale spot just north of tRead more
81% recommended
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Ward 8

$$$$·American·
West End
892 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
This sleek and engaging restaurant by Boston's North End is a great place to go after a day spent sightseeing. Head into this lively hot spot for the signature house ramen. The disRead more
90% recommended

Fat Baby Sushi and Cocktails

$$$$·Sushi·
Dorchester
185 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Boston's South End is one of the hippest places in town. This lively section is on the cutting edge for excellent bars and restaurants. One of the prime destinations in the South ERead more
95% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Boston
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The Merchant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Crossing
785 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
In the middle of downtown Boston's financial and business district, The Merchant is a hot-spot for visitors and professionals in the city. This hot spot features one of the city's Read more
88% recommended
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Gyu-Kaku - Cambridge, MA

$$$$·Japanese·
Cambridge
553 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
Right across the river from Boston, Cambridge's Harvard Square is one of the must-visit sites in the city. It's also the location for some of the best ramen in Boston. Harvard SquaRead more
93% recommended
Japanese in Boston / New England

Wagamama - Seaport

$$$$·Asian·
Seaport
131 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
Anyone visiting the blossoming city section of the seaport will find some of the best ramen in Boston at Wagamama. This Seaport installment of the celebrated chain is a bustling spRead more
Kid Friendly in Boston / New England

Wagamama - Prudential Center

$$$$·Asian·
Back Bay
97 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
Right in the heart of downtown Boston, the Prudential Center is the spot to go for some of the best shopping in town. After a day spent strolling the different shops at “The Pru,” Read more
88% recommended
Asian in Boston / New England

Wagamama - Faneuil Hall

$$$$·Asian·
Faneuil Hall
82 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
For those visiting the fabled Faneuil Hall section of Boston, the nearby Wagamama is a must-visit. Trek over to this popular hot spot after enjoying the nearby Freedom Trail or theRead more
89% recommended
Asian in Boston / New England

Gyu-Kaku - Boston, MA | Brookline

$$$$·Japanese·
Brookline
854 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
Boston's installment of the acclaimed Japanese chain features some of the best ramen in town. Stop into this acclaimed restaurant in Brookline to try some of the house-specialty GoRead more
98% recommended
Japanese in Boston / New England

Article 24

$$$$·American·
Brighton
450 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
The Brighton neighborhood of Boston is one of the most up-and-coming sections of the city. Only a few steps away from Soldiers Field Road, Article 24 is a Brighton highlight. This Read more
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in Boston Suburbs

Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Back Bay
918 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Boston's Back Bay neighborhood is the perfect spot for visitors and locals enjoying the South End or Theater District neighborhoods. A welcoming and fun area of Boston, the Back BaRead more
100% recommended
Japanese in Boston / New England

Avenue One at the Hyatt Regency Boston

$$$$·American·
Theater District
845 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
Located in the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Boston, Avenue One is a creative hotel restaurant that's ideal for a meal after a day seeing the city. It also features some of the best raRead more
82% recommended

Mystique

$$$$·Asian·
Everett
29 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
The nearby Boston suburb of Everett is home to one of the top places for ramen in the city. This massive, colorful, and classically-styled Asian restaurant is an elegant choice forRead more
100% recommended
Romantic in Boston / New England
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Barlow's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
South Boston
233 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
A South Boston standout, Barlow's Restaurant features a creative menu of international favorites. Start with the “Big Papi” pretzel or cheesesteak egg rolls before trying the ramenRead more
85% recommended
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