7 Best Ramen in Singapore (2023) for a Good Slurp up
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April 23, 2023
Ramen, a beloved Japanese dish, is highly sought after by people of all ages and during all seasons in Singapore. The multitude of ramen shops sprouting up around the city is a testament to its popularity.
In Japan, there is a typical version of ramen for every region, and similarly, in Singapore, there are various variations of ramen available.
In this article, we recommend the 7 best ramen restaurants [updated 2023] for diners to savor the delicious and unique ramen variations.
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There is no doubt that Keisuke Tonkotsu King, awarded the title of "King" among its counterparts, lives up to the expectations of tonkotsu ramen lovers with its excellent pork-based broth.
Founded by Keisuke Takeda, a top ramen chef in Japan, this restaurant has crowned the champion at the Tokyo Ramen Championship 2011.
- Unbeatable tonkotsu soup: What sets Keisuke’s tonkotsu soup apart from its counterparts is its thick, milky texture and slightly salty taste. It is one of the most authentic versions of tonkotsu ramen that you can savor in Singapore.
- Complimentary hard-boiled eggs and bean sprouts: Eggs always go well with ramen, and for those who love them, an egg basket is provided at each table for you to enjoy as many as you want. To keep your appetite fresh, it’s better to add some bean sprouts to your bowl.
- Personalize your ramen: At Keisuke, you get to decide how your bowl of ramen is done, including the level of spiciness in the soup, the quantity of chicken oil, and the richness of the broth. In addition to customizing the soup, you can also tailor the noodles to your liking and select toppings such as pork, seaweed, and spring onions to create the perfect bowl of ramen.
SOUP BASES: There are three flavors for you to choose from: original (usual tonkotsu broth), black spicy (tonkotsu broth with black garlic oil), and red spicy (tonkotsu broth with red chili oil).
- Basic tonkotsu ramen: S$10.90
- Black spicy: S$11.90
- Red spicy S$11.90
- Seaweed: S$1
- Flavored egg: S$2
- All toppings: S$5
PRE-ORDER: It is easy to personalize and place an order by filling up an order form while queuing to save your time after getting seated.
- There are only about 20 seats at Keisuke at Orchid Hotel so be prepared to wait.
- Free barley drinks are provided during waiting time.
- Buses: 80 and 145 (Walk 1 min from bus stop B05429)
- Nearest MRT station: Tanjong Pagar MRT (EW15) (Walk 2 mins from Exit A)
Home is where there is no scrimping on ingredients and effort, and that is exactly what you get at The Ramen House. Each bowl of ramen features a delicious orchestra of flavors – broth made from meat and bones delicately boiled for 30 hours. Every strand of ramen noodle has the perfect spring to it – no soggy noodles here!
The Ramen House takes pride in using only the freshest ingredients and never taking any shortcuts to concoct Japanese recipes that perfectly suit the Singaporean’s palate.
- 30-hour boiled broth: The Ramen House is dedicated to offering a hearty ramen experience. The 30-hour boiling process guarantees flavour-rich, milky, and smooth broth that deliciously complements the ramen noodles, meat, and vegetables. Their bestseller, Volcano Ramen (S$12.90), is offered in three levels of spiciness, perfect for ramen-lovers with daredevil tastebuds.
- A wide array of Japanese dishes: More than just ramen, The Ramen House offers a menu with one of the widest assortments of well-loved Japanese dishes in Singapore. Pair your ramen with a few of their bestsellers such as Torched Beef Sushi (S$10.90), Grilled Unagi (S$16.90), and Deep-fried Fish Skin with Salted Egg Yolk (S$9.90).
- Satisfy midnight cravings: Sometimes, you just can’t help but have a hankering for ramen at 12 midnight—no worries, The Ramen House is open ‘til 6 am. Whether you are a night owl, often do overtime work, or enjoy the Singapore nightlife, a warm bowl of ramen is always easy to get by.
SOUP BASES: The Ramen House offers soup bases to suit your cravings
- special shoyu chicken broth
- beef broth
- and pork broth.
- Dry Ramen (Spicy/Non Spicy): S$12.90
- Volcano Ramen: S$13.90
- Kimchi w Minced Pork Ramen: S$13.90
- Mushroom Ramen: S$13.90
- Pork Belly Ramen: S$13.90
- Cha Shu Ramen: S$13.90
- Vegetable Ramen: S$13.90
- Beef Ramen: S$14.90
PRE-ORDER: You can easily pre-order your ramen and other Japanese dishes by calling/texting their number or thru WhatsApp.
- The Ramen House offers free island-wide delivery for orders S$80 and above.
- Fridays are the busiest, so make it a point to reserve a table ahead of time.
- Dine-in customers enjoy 1-for-1 beer all night long.
- Buses: 857, NR6, and 166 (Walk 2 mins from bus stop B07011)
- Nearest MRT station: Rochor MRT Station (DT13; walk 4 mins from Exit A)
The name of Torasho Ramen & Charcoal Bar is a portmanteau of the names of its partners: renowned restaurateur Tora Widjaja and Head Chef Sho Naganuma. Together, they bring their extensive experience in the culinary world to curate a sophisticated Japanese menu that not only satisfies the cosmopolitan Singaporean palate but is also affordable.
One of the best things about Torasho's ramen is that it combines classic flavors with a contemporary twist. In other words, their ramen is simply delicious.
- A range of ramen experiences: Torasho offers a variety of ramen experiences, including classic ramen with a contemporary twist, dipping ramen, and dry ramen. If you’re looking for an unadulterated ramen feast, the classic option is your best bet. Dipping ramen allows you to have full control of your ingredients, while dry ramen offers a truly unique experience.
- Cold Stupid Ramen: It’s an absolutely curious name for a bowl of ramen, but this is where the Torasho ingenuity comes in. Their signature dish is a melange of the sea’s bountiful offerings: king crab, lobster, ama ebi, uni, and ikura; in tasteful harmony with a cold bowl of ramen noodles.
- A fine-dining experience at a fraction of a price: Imagine this: starting at S$12.84, you get to feast over a scrumptious ramen bowl that bears the Tora-Sho tandem signature. Torasho also offers a curated Premium menu that features upscale Japanese ingredients and ways of cooking. Take the Donabe Claypot Rice for example—the melt-in-your-mouth Wagyu A5 Zabuton with a delicate Onsen Egg ($62.06).
SOUP BASES: Torasho offers three soup bases
- Tonkotsu (classic)
- Spicy Tonkotsu
- and Truffle Tonkotsu (tonkotsu broth infused with luxurious truffle).
- Tonkotsu Ramen: S$12
- Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen: S$14
- Gyokai Tonkotsu Ramen: S$14
- Truffle Tonkotsu Ramen: S$18
- Uni Tonkotsu Ramen: S$24
- Tsukemen Dipping Ramen: S$14
- Uni & Chashu Dipping Ramen: S$18
- Uni & Ikura & Salmon Dipping Ramen: S$28
- Cold Stupid Ramen: S$32
PRE-ORDER: To pre-order your ramen or to reserve a table, you can call their number or send a message via their Facebook page.
- Free islandwide delivery for orders S$100 and up
- DIY ramen kits are available for patrons who want to enjoy their Torasho ramen at home.
- Accepts Apple Pay, Google Pay, and most credit cards
- Buses: 10, 57, 655, 785, 97, and 97E (Get off bus stop B05271)
- Nearest MRT station: Tanjong Pagar Station (EW15)
IPPUDO is a highly popular ramen restaurant with over 65 stores located throughout Japan, Singapore, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, and Shanghai.
This award-winning restaurant is renowned for its classic Hakata-style ramen. In addition to ramen, IPPUDO also offers a simple Japanese menu featuring cold and hot appetizers, as well as meat dishes.
- Classic Hakata-style ramen for a good start: If you’re looking to savor the authentic flavor of Hakata-style ramen, Shiromaru Motoaji is a perfect choice. This dish features a classic tonkotsu broth served with thin noodles, pork loin, cabbage, black fungus, and spring onions. The rich, aromatic broth is both flavorful and non-greasy, making it a highly addictive option for diners who can’t get enough.
- An inexpensive place to have ramen and drinks in the heart of Orchard: Ippudo is an affordable option for a dinner of delicious appetizers, ramen, and Japanese drinks like sake in the heart of Orchard. Despite its prime location, the restaurant offers wallet-friendly prices.
SOUP BASES: Basically, IPPUDO’s ramen soup is tonkotsu broth with variations including
- original tonkotsu broth
- tonkotsu broth with miso paste and fragrant garlic oil,
- spicy tonkotsu (with special spicy miso).
- Shiromaru Motoaji: S$15
- Akamaru Shin-Aji: S$16
- Karara: S$17
- Bonito Tonkotsu: S$18
- Chicken Shoyu: S$16
- Veggie Ramen: S$12
ATMOSPHERE: Ippudo at Mandarin Gallery boasts a modern and classy ramen interior that combines the lively vibe of a typical ramen restaurant found throughout Singapore. It’s common to see strangers sharing tables, as most of the tables are designed for larger groups, and the restaurant is often packed with ramen lovers.
- Be prepared to wait from 30 to 60 minutes to be seated.
- Drinks could be ordered during waiting time.
- Foods are served quite fast after being seated.
- You can request the hardness of your noodles, which can be customized to your liking, ranging from very hard, hard, medium, and soft.
- Additional noodles could be ordered to go with the soup if you are a big eater.
At The Ramen Stall, you can enjoy delicious and authentic halal Japanese cuisine. The restaurant's owners prepare their dishes using only the freshest, high-quality ingredients and traditional Japanese cooking techniques, with a Singaporean twist that adds a unique flavor to each dish.
- Enriching broth: The ramen broth at The Ramen Stall is prepared by boiling bones and meat for more than 30 hours, resulting in a rich, smooth, and milky texture that you will fall in love with. The restaurant uses only natural ingredients and avoids any form of artificial flavoring.
- 8 ramen options to choose from: The Ramen Stall offers eight types of ramen, ranging from dry to soup and from spicy to non-spicy. The Volcano Ramen, which comes with three spice levels, is a popular choice among customers. For those who enjoy spicy food and can handle the heat, the Mala Ramen is the perfect option.
- Customizable toppings: At The Ramen Stall, you can customize your ramen by choosing from a range of toppings, including bamboo shoots and sliced chicken.
MENU: The Ramen Stall shines a spotlight on ramen while also offering a wide variety of Japanese dishes, including sushi, sashimi, appetizers, kushiyaki (skewered and grilled dishes), barbecue, seafood, meat, vegetables, noodles, and gohanmono (rice dishes).”
- Chicken Cha Shu Ramen: S$13.90
- Volcano Ramen: S$13.90
- Beef Ramen: S$14.90
- Mushroom Ramen: S$13.90
- Vegetable Ramen: S$13.90
- Mala Ramen: S$14.90
- Kimchi with Minced Chicken Ramen: S$13.90
- Dry Ramen: S$12.90
- A table reservation can be made from their website.
- The pick-N-Go option is available daily from 11:00 to 23-00
Menbaka Fire Ramen was originally founded in Kyoto in 1984 by Master Masamichi Miyazawa, who spent his childhood learning the intricacies of making ramen in kitchens across Japan.
Master Masa-san decided to create a different type of ramen and introduced Menbaka's signature dish, the "Fire Ramen," which is the world's first of its kind.
- Delicious bowls of fire ramen: Diners can observe as the chefs set the oil ablaze, creating a striking and towering flame, before pouring it onto their distinctive broth, which is garnished with green onions. This dish is made with a 220-year-old blend of Shoyu, which is imported from Japan to provide an authentic flavor to the dish.
- Noodles with unique texture: The restaurant’s custom-made ramen noodles have a unique texture and style, with a neutral taste and a straight cut that is a little firm to the bite. These noodles absorb all the flavors of the soup perfectly, making them the ideal match for the dish.
SOUP BASE: The Shoyu Fire Ramen is served with a chicken-based broth that is stewed with two types of dried fish shavings – sababushi and katsuobushi – to create a rich umami broth.
- Menbaka Original Ultimate Ramen: S$22.9
- Shoyu Fire Ramen: S$17.90
- Vegetarian Fire Ramen: S$16.90
- Kara Miso Fire Ramen: S$18.90
- Tonkotsu Fire Ramen: S$18.90
- Ebi Fire Ramen Regular: S$19.90
- Ebi Mazesbo Regular: S$19.90
- Menbaka offers pick-up and delivery options.
- A reservation can be booked on their website.
Sapporo Ramen Miharu is a small and unassuming ramen shop with a simple menu. It is known for serving some of the best Sapporo-style ramen in Singapore and is widely acclaimed by ramen lovers.
- The top spot in town for Sapporo-style ramen noodles: Sapporo, Hokkaido has its own version of ramen noodles, featuring curly yellow noodles. If you’re a fan of this type of noodle, Miharu is the perfect place to satisfy your cravings. The restaurant imports high-quality noodles directly from Hokkaido, which are both springy and delicious. Every bite is a delight.
- An authentic atmosphere for ramen: Miharu features a quaint beauty and a calming ambiance that attracts Japanese diners who crave the flavors of Hokkaido. The restaurant offers an authentic atmosphere for enjoying ramen, regardless of where you sit.
SOUP BASE: There are several types of broth to choose from such as
- and fish broth.
Among their offerings, the miso-based soup is a standout at Miharu, where it was originally invented in Hokkaido.
- Tokusen Miso: S$17.80
- Noko Miso Tonkotsu: S$17.80
- Tokusen Shoyu: S$17.80
- Tokusen Shoyu Red Label: S$19.80
- Tokusen Shoyu Black Label: S$19.80
- Tokusen Shio Tonkotsu: S$17.80
- Tokusen Shio Tonkotsu Red Label: S$19.80
- Tokusen Shio Tonkotsu Black Label: S$19.80
NOTE: You can ask for the clear broth to add to your bowl if the soup is too salty for your liking.
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