The Best Ramen in Denver

The OpenTable Team

With a wealth of natural beauty, enormous opportunities for outdoor activities, a growing and diverse population, and a great restaurant scene, the "Mile High" city of Denver is one of America's coolest cities. The best ramen in Denver is a key player in the city's remarkable culinary growth, offering up creative dishes of this Japanese favorite to locals and visitors to Denver's excellent restaurants. But where are Denver's smartest, savviest diners headed out to when they crave a bowl of top-notch Ramen? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. Here, we've gathered information from the city's most active and involved diners to discover the best ramen in Denver. From local neighborhood shops to upscale Japanese restaurants beloved by the Mile High City's discerning diners, these locations offer up some of the best ramen in the country. So grab a table, grab a spoon, and enjoy!

Restaurants:Ace Eat Serve, Brazen Neighborhood Eatery, Sushi Sasa
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Asian, Contemporary American, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Uptown, Highlands, Downtown / LoDo

Ace Eat Serve

$$$$·Asian·
Uptown
394 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Ace Eat Serve is one of the more fun establishments in all Denver. This exciting, engaging spot in North Capitol Hill serves up pan-Asian fusion dishes and creative cocktails. The Read more
94% recommended
Hot Spot in Denver

Brazen Neighborhood Eatery

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Highlands
335 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Brazen is a neighborhood favorite in Denver's West Highland area. It's a relaxed and welcoming local institution that is one of Denver's premier brunch destinations. Head out to BrRead more
95% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Denver / Colorado

Sushi Sasa

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / LoDo
2,633 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Sushi Sasa is an excellent option for ramen lovers trekking to the Lower Downtown area of Denver. After a day strolling the Commons Park or enjoying the many breweries that dot DenRead more
92% recommended
Japanese in Denver / Colorado

Linger

$$$$·International·
Highlands
5,850 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
It's not every day that diners can eat in a resurrected mortuary. That's precisely what Linger provides. The new iteration of this restaurant is now an exciting spot with a diverseRead more
94% recommended
Most Booked in Denver / Colorado
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Kobe An - LoHi

$$$$·Japanese·
Highlands
270 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Cherry Creek is full of prime dining options. This family-owned institution offers up some of Denver's best ramen. The Nabeyaki udon features noodles in broth with a variety of vegRead more
82% recommended
Japanese in Denver / Colorado

Avenue Grill - Denver

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
1,820 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
Denver's Avenue Grill has been a steadfast member of the city's dining scene for years. It mixes American favorites along with creative Asian dishes. The Avenue Grill's ramen bowl Read more
93% recommended
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Sushi Hai

$$$$·Sushi·
Highlands
765 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fun
Trek into the creative, engaging Sushi Hai restaurant to enjoy superb cuisine underneath the work of local artists. The ambiance of Sushi Hai goes well with the traditional cuisineRead more
88% recommended

The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / LoDo
2,742 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
This downtown hot spot is one of Denver's classic after-work hangouts. The restaurant's name is accurate. The Corner Office boasts a hip crowd stopping in to enjoy the restaurant'sRead more
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Denver

Osaka Ramen- RiNo

$$$$·Japanese·
River North (Denver)
5 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Spicy
This beloved ramen house is in the heart of Denver's trendy LoDo neighborhood. Stop in before or after a night out on the town to find some of the best ramen in Denver and an excitRead more
100% recommended
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Izakaya Den

$$$$·Japanese·
Wash Park
1,711 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Izakaya is one of the more stylish Japanese restaurants in Denver. With a sleek, super-cool interior and lively vibe, the Izakaya Den has become one of the more hip places in DenveRead more
96% recommended
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Ototo

$$$$·Japanese·
Wash Park
261 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Ototo is a destination spot for exciting after-work fun and rooftop hangouts. Head there to kick back, relax, and enjoy some of the best ramen in Denver. This relaxed restaurant haRead more
95% recommended
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Chimera

$$$$·Pacific Rim·
Boulder
138 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
A quick trip over to Boulder is worth it for the modern and hip restaurant Chimera. Amid the sleek Pacific Rim decor of Chimera, the restaurant offers some of the best ramen in DenRead more
86% recommended
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Uncle

$$$$·Café·
Highlands
This is one of the hottest spots in Denver for ramen and Japanese food. The cozy and intimate place by the Potter Highlands neighborhood features a buzzing atmosphere and sought-afRead more
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Sera's Ramen Enclave

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / LoDo
Head out to Sera's in nice weather to dine on one of Denver's most beautiful patios. This relaxed, family-oriented ramen and noodle shop also offers up some of the best ramen in DeRead more
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Tokio - Denver

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown / LoDo
Downtown Denver's Tokio restaurant is a hip place for small plates, superb ramen, and some of the best sake in Denver. Start with a selection of the Japanese small plate specials, Read more
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Menya Noodle Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown / LoDo
This intimate spot at the 14th Street Mall is a destination venture for Denver's ramen lovers. Try the Shoyu men dish, with chashu, kikurage, and scallions in a chicken soy broth, Read more
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Izakaya Ronin - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Sushi·
River North (Denver)
47 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
The Izakaya Ronin is a sleek and cool multi-level location in the River North art district. On nights and weekends, Ronin is full of a lively young crowd enjoying Japanese dishes iRead more
81% recommended
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Aloy Modern Thai

$$$$·Thai·
Downtown / LoDo
243 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Spicy
  • Casual
This exciting Five Points restaurant is in an unbeatable location. It's a prime spot for baseball fans looking for ramen after a game at nearby Coors Field. It's also a great spot Read more
96% recommended
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