Guide to Singapore’s Best Ramen

Best Ramen

Ramen is one of the most popular Japanese food for a reason. It is not only comforting and delicious, but also relatively affordable. We are very lucky that there are many good ramen shops in Singapore which are as good as the ones that you can find in Japan.

Here is a guide to the best ramen in Singapore.


Bari Uma Ramen


Bari Uma does a mean bowl of ramen which we feel is completely underrated. Don’t miss out on their gyozas, which were fresh, succulent and bursting with juices.

#B1-01 Tanglin Shopping Centre
19 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 6887 4484
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Ippudo


Ippudo Ramen


Often cited by ramen aficionados as the best ramen in Singapore, Ippudo is also one of the most expensive. But it is not unjustified, considering the food quality and the luxe dining environment. Don’t miss out on their pork buns while you are there too.

333A Orchard Road
#04-02/03/04 Mandarin Gallery
Tel: +65 6235 2797
Mon to Sat: 11am – 11pm
Sun: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Somerset

Keisuke Tonkotsu Ramen


Keisuke Tonkotsu King


The snaking queues during lunch and dinner time probably says it all – Keisuke Tonkotsu King is the epitome of ramen, and probably the closest you’d ever get to an authentic ramen experience.

#01-19 Orchid Hotel
1 Tras Street
Tel: +65 6636 0855
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


Keisuke Tori King


It is hard to imagine how a chicken-based broth can taste so good, but Keisuke Tori King yet again impresses with a robust broth that is surprisingly light on the palate. We particularly liked the tender chicken thigh that comes with each bowl, with meat so tender we do not even miss our chashu.

#03-15 100 AM
100 Tras Street
Tel: +65 6604 6861
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Keisuke Tokyo Ramen


Keisuke Tokyo


Ramen purists will probably scoff at the crab stock that Keisuke Tokyo is famous for, but we found the lobster bisque-like broth delicious and satisfying nonetheless. It is a shame that their signature shrimp broth ramen is no longer on the menu.

#P3-02 Millenia Walk
9 Raffles Boulevard
Tel: +65 6337 7919
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 1pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Promenade/City Hall

Marutama Ramen


Marutama Ramen


Another popular ramen restaurant in Singapore is Marutama Ramen. It specialises in chicken soup-based ramen, which is light and tasty, and great for a quick lunch.

#03-90 The Central
8 Eu Tong Sen Street
Tel: +65 6534 8090
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay

Menya Mushashi Singapore


Menya Musashi


Menya Musashi commanded long queues in the first few months, but the hype has died down since then which is unfortunate, as they’ve opened a few more branches around and out of town. Those with big appetites will be glad to know that they allow one to order up to five times the amount of noodles without any additional charge.

#01-16 Raffles City Shopping Centre
252 North Bridge Road
Tel: +65 6336 6500
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Miharu Sapporo Ramen


Miharu Sapporo Ramen


If you are a fan of Sapporo style ramen, check out Miharu Sapporo at The Gallery Hotel. Come here for the signature miso-based ramen with buttered sweetcorn.

GF Gallery Hotel
1 Nanson Road
Tel: +65 6733 8464
Thu to Tue: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 9pm
Nearest Station Clarke Quay

Nantsuttei


Nantsuttei


We like Nantsuttei for its simple, hearty and flavourful stock. The original Nantsuttei ramen comes with a rather generous layer of roasted garlic oil, which may be a tad greasy for some.

181 Orchard Road
Orchard Central #07-12/13
Tel: +65 6337 7166
Daily: 11am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset

Santouka


Ramen Santouka


Here is a worthy contender for the best all-rounded ramen. A robust broth, chewy noodles and one of the most tender chashu we have had (it is the prized pork cheek after all), it is one easy ramen to love.

#02-76, Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street
Tel: +65 6224 0668
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay

Tampopo ramen


Tampopo Japanese Restaurant


We love how Tampopo comes up with new dishes every once in a while – we tried their triple black ramen recently which came with a squid ink-infused noodles in a light ink-tinged broth, topped with their black pig shabu shabu-style. Though not always impressive, we are glad there’s always something new to look forward to on their menu. Otherwise, their Tonkatsu Ramen is always good. A bowl of delicious ramen accompanied by Tampopo’s signature tonkatsu.

391 Orchard Road
#B2-33 Ngee Ann City
Tel: +65 6235 2318
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen


The theatrics itself is already worth a visit, though that is secondary to the flavourful broth. Go for the Ishiyaki ramen that comes in a pre-heated stone bowl, and supposedly resembles an erupting volcano when soup is poured in.

#02-68/69 Square 2
10 Sinaran Drive
Tel: +65 6379 6636
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Novena

Uma Uma Ramen


Uma Uma Ramen


Chef Iggy’s take on this Japanese classic is quite unlike any other ramen. The broth has an interesting twist, and epitomises umami.

583 Orchard Road
#01-41/42/43 Forum The Shopping Mall
Tel: +65 6235 0855
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10pm
Sun: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard