Traditionally a Japanese noodle dish, this soupy creation is now a regular feature on the menus of many Pan-Asian restaurants. The perfect companion on a gloomy winter afternoon, this Japanese noodle dish consists of a steaming broth, wheat noodles served in a steaming broth with a choice of meat, dried seaweed and veggies, and more. The comfort and scrumptiousness of a piping hot ramen bowl are hard to beat when there’s an unshakeable chill in the air. So if you are also haunted by uncontrollable cravings, here is a compact list of the top Ramen noodles-serving restaurants in Mumbai that should be on every foodie’s radar this season.
Running successfully since 2018 under one of India’s best chefs, Nooresha Kably, Izumi should be on the top of your list to experience the most authentic, visually-appealing ramen noodles in Mumbai. A quaint little restaurant, with a long queue that doesn’t seem to get shorter - Izumi is for anyone wanting to gorge on a perfectly-flavored, or even customized bowl of hot ramen. We recommend the Seafood Ramen with slow-cooked fish bone, kelp and bonito flakes broth topped with fish, prawns, squid, carrots, kikurage, Naruto maki, spinach, fried ginger garlic and nori served with noodles that are crafted by hand, in-house. With multiple ramen variations to choose from, this is ‘THE’ spot to satiate your cravings, no questions asked.
Must Haves: Sushi, Yaki Ramen, Tuna Tataki, Crispy Okra Salad, Chocolate Namelaka Mousse, Baby Spinach & Grapefruit Salad, Rice Bowls.
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
Authentic Japanese and Korean flavors have found a home in the suburbs of Mumbai. At Origami, the sheer variety available here is enough to take your breath away. Their menu offers almost everything from dim sums and miso soups to Bentos and sushi platters. Their Shoyu Ramen Noodles (available in vegetables or chicken variations) with soy sauce and dashi broth have their own cult following. This is comfort food at its finest!
Must Haves: Dolsot Bibimbap, Matcha Cheesecake, Black Cod in Miso, Kakuni Pork, Sushi.
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
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Kofuku is a beloved spot in the city that serves up the most indulgent traditional Japanese fare with tatami floor seating and fantastic ambiance. While the restaurant is famous for its Sushi boats and tempura to the sake bar, their ramen bowls are equally special. There are only four ramen noodle bowls to choose from but once you experience the flavors, you'll realize that that's all the variety you need. Their broths are known for their rich creaminess that's seasoned with either chicken, pork or vegetables and boiled in a big pot for 12 long hours. The classic Miso Ramen, made with Japanese noodles served with miso dashi broth is a perfect dish for this season.
Must Haves: Tofu Teriyaki Steak, Yaki Ebi, Yakitori Chicken, Sushi, Yaki Soba Noodles.
Cost for two: ₹ 2200
Nestled in an age-old mansion in the bustling South Bombay area, this 2-storeyed building with the bright neon pink signboard sets the mood, promising its customers a premium experience of Japanese cuisine. Using ancient traditional techniques and the finest quality ingredients imported all the way from Japan, Wakai serves a variety of gastronomical delights with a strong wave of ethnic flavors like no other Japanese restaurant. From their brilliant menu, we suggest you try the Kimchi Ramen with Fermented kimchi broth flavored with scented chives oil, bok choy, sauteed spinach, scallions, fried onions, sesame seeds and nori, topped with Toban garlic sauce and served with either katsu tofu or katsu chicken.
Must Haves: Citrus Wasabi, Wasabi Cornettos, Bird’s Eye Chilli Chocolate Brownie, Gyoza, Yellowtail Carpaccio, Robatoyaki Chicken.
Cost for two: ₹ 3500
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Known for its Asian and Thai cuisine, Mamagoto is a great place to go for a family outing and date nights. The restaurant gives the vibe of being in the heart of China with its exquisite decor and style. The interiors are filled with paintings and art from Chinese culture. Try their amazing menu filled with a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Even though Mamagoto does only one ramen bowl, once you experience the flavors, you’ll realize that it’s all you need. The Mama’s Spicy Ramen Bowl (vegetarian and chicken) is a spicy broth with buttered corn kernels and blanched spinach. These spicy ramen noodles are worth exploring.
Must Haves: Three Pepper Bomb, Crispy Lotus Stem, Old School Gyoza and Sushi.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Pink Wasabi is a luxury boutique café and Asian restaurant offering indulgence in exquisite taste. It embodies the true meaning of gourmet delights through its every element, from the thoughtfully curated menu to the distinctive decor that exudes sassy vibes. The aesthetics of the space pulsate the vibrant, eccentric, and youthful spirit of the present-day generation embarking on a euphoric culinary adventure. While the restaurant serves an extensive mix of Chinese and Korean dishes, the Korean Style Spicy Sea Food Jiampong with Udon Noodles absolutely ranks high on our must-try list. This Korean ramen noodles with refreshing and comforting udon served in a red hot spicy soup base with various vegetables and seafood is highly recommended for those who enjoy hot and spicy flavors.
Must haves: Sushi, Pink Noodles, Wakame Seaweed Salad, The Sakura Cherry Blossom, Asian Tofu Salad, Atun Picante Maki.
Cost for two: ₹ 1730
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Chin Chin Chu presents a Pan-Asian Japanese-focused cuisine that never seizes to surprise diners with its depth and perfect flavors, as it does with its presentation and portion sizes. Chin Chin Chu's pan-Asian cuisine is a treat for connoisseurs of contemporary Japanese and Chinese cuisines. Though they have an elaborate menu to choose from, the Korean Chicken Ramen with spicy Korean chili broth will definitely leave you speechless.
Must Haves: Avocado & Quinoa Salad, Berry Margarita, Spicy Chicken Wonton, Japanese Katsu Curry, Broccoli Cake, Black Truffle & Blue Butterfly Pea Jasmine Rice.
Cost for two: ₹ 2200
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