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The Best Ramen in Philadelphia

The 1876 Centennial Exposition first introduced Japanese fare to the City of Brotherly Love, and since that time, determining the best ramen in Philadelphia has become difficult due to the multitude of options. Kitchens all over the city have started serving this simmering soup-noodle dish, from Philly's Chinatown down to South Street. But where do the most enthused foodies dine out? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. By gathering data from OpenTable’s most experienced diners, we’ve identified the best restaurants across the globe. While most may think of Philly cheesesteaks, hoagies and pretzels, the best ramen in Philadelphia has expanded the city’s culinary image to new (tasty) horizons. Check out the following restaurants for the best ramen in Philadelphia, then book a table before they fill up!

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The OpenTable Team
9 Restaurants
Updated January 29, 2021
Restaurants:Tomo Sushi & Ramen, Morimoto, P.F. Chang's - Plymouth Meeting
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese, Dim Sum
Neighborhoods:Old City, Center City, Plymouth Meeting
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Tomo Sushi & Ramen

$$$$
Japanese
Old City
4.8
472 reviews

Being a BYOB restaurant makes Tomo Sushi & Ramen unique enough, but the owners decided to go even further by promising a 'newfangled twist' on their traditional sushi and ramen. This results in some delicious options like Mayo Tonkotsu ramen, yellowtail tartare, Poke bowls and a variety of sushi/nigiri/sashimi offerings. Equally as impressive are the massive murals, unique hanging lights, barely processed wooden tables and candlelit dining. Show up during lunch and enjoy the ambiance along with miso soup and one of several discounted sushi offerings!


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Morimoto

$$$$
Japanese
Center City
4.8
5897 reviews

Many know Chef Masaharu Morimoto from his time on the Iron Chef, but countless others know him for offering some of the best ramen in Philadelphia at Morimoto. This culinary expert combines Western techniques with Japanese tradition. This is easily seen through the popular Wagyu dumplings, spicy king crab and offerings of sushi. The Yasai, pork belly and Morimoto ramen are also in high demand. The neon-lit seating, impressive sculptures, ambient lighting and contemporary design easily make this one of the most uniquely decorated eateries in Philly.


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P.F. Chang's - Plymouth Meeting

$$$$
Dim Sum
Plymouth Meeting
4.0
185 reviews

Even eateries with the best ramen in Philadelphia would have trouble becoming internationally recognized, but P.F. Chang's had already accomplished this feat prior to showing up in the city. Their food has remained popular thanks to their wok cooking and focus on fresh ingredients. This has resulted in delicious offerings like hand-rolled dim sum, impressive sushi rolls and a variety of beef, chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes. They also provide spicy miso and Tonkotsu ramen offerings. The gorgeous lamps at the bar are only overshadowed by the ambient music, awe-inspiring Asian mural and unique overhead lighting.


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Zama

$$$$
Japanese
Rittenhouse Square
4.8
1918 reviews

Promising traditional Japanese cuisine with a modern twist, Zama Restaurant offers up some of the best ramen in Philadelphia along with a variety of other diverse menu items. These include wasabi truffle escargot, seared salmon, teriyaki chicken and pork Tonkatsu. Their crispy ramen noodles come with their Kirin Ichiban braised short ribs. They also have Philly's largest Japanese whiskey selection, and this is enjoyed surrounded by Asian décor, hanging sculptures and one of the most intricate ceiling designs in the city.


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Charlie was a sinner.

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Center City
4.7
2094 reviews

When it comes to uniquely named restaurants that offer the best ramen in Philadelphia, it would be difficult to surpass Charlie was a sinner. Located in the Midtown Village, the eatery is immediately recognizable thanks to the distinctive signage and overhang out front featuring avian designs. The interior has a classic vibe created by dapperly dressed staff, vintage lighting, chandeliers and old-school paintings. They focus on tapas offerings, and the silken tofu & mushroom ramen should always be part of your meal.


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Continental Midtown

$$$$
American
Center City
4.6
1458 reviews

While offering some of the best ramen in Philadelphia helps Continental Midtown stand out, it’s really the interior décor that gets people excited. Dozens of small globe lights hang from a unique chandelier, and the seats shaped like tiny dinosaurs provide a whimsical feeling. Other seating types – such as hanging wicker and blue velvet – also contribute to the overall vibe of the eatery. Toss in Greek turkey burgers, Korean pork tacos, grilled pizzas and miso ramen with pork belly and egg, and this is one dining experience that won’t be easy to forget.


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Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia, PA

$$$$
Japanese
Art Museum
4.1
732 reviews

Anyone seeking a unique concept should not miss Gyu-Kaku. Tables have their own grills where guests can cook a variety of meats. These include pork, beef, seafood and poultry. Toss in other options like fried bacon chips, gyu-sushi and several offerings of the best ramen in Philadelphia, and there’s not much to complain about here. Try the Goma Negi Shio or Spicy Kalbi ramen varieties for something special. Vintage lighting, industrial décor and waving maneki-neko round out the overall ambiance.


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Harvest Seasonal Grill – Moorestown

$$$$
American
Moorestown
4.7
2566 reviews

Those who like to live on ramen should take the short drive from Philly to Moorestown and visit Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar. In addition to working with local farmers and offering over 50 wines, they have some of the best ramen near Philadelphia. The particular option you get will depend on when you show up; they change their menu every three months with the seasons. Patrons could also find anything from swordfish to spicy shrimp ramen. The stone entryway, lush foliage and luxury lighting, however, make this a great experience regardless of the menu!


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The Boiling House

$$$$
Seafood
Cherry Hill
4.4
940 reviews

Seafood buckets, buffalo wings and some of the best ramen in the Philadelphia suburbs are offered at The Boiling House. Their main focus is on seafood, and this results in great noodle options like seafood fried rice and stir-fried offerings of Dungeness, shrimp and lobster. Guests can also get a taste of Cajun cuisine while admiring the colorful lighting, nautical décor or just watching the game on the big screen. The ambiance is almost as impressive as their house sauce and gluten-free options!


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