5 slurp worthy bowls of ramen in Bangkok for 2022

Slurpable noodles, savoury broth, and flavourful toppings – nothing comforts the soul quite like a steaming bowl of ramen. Thankfully for those looking to slurp down delicious noodles in a flavourful soup, Bangkok is dotted with fantastic ramen restaurants. From high-end joints to chain restaurants, you’ll find lots of spots to enjoy this Japanese comfort food. Whether you like lean or rich broths, thick or thin noodles, here are the best ramen restaurants in Bangkok you need to try now!

1. Bankara Ramen

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Opening hours: Daily, 11:00 – 22:30.

Address: Four locations in Bangkok. Featured: The Manor 32/1 Soi Sukhumvit 39, Klongtin Nue Watthana, Bangkok 10110.

Bankara promises to bring a taste of authentic ramen to the people of Bangkok, and we say that they’ve fulfilled that. Known for its generous and tasty ramen broth, the restaurant has become a household name in Bangkok’s ramen scene.

Those who love a rich, creamy, and complex soup will love the Miso Butter. Little pools of melted butter twinkle on the surface of the miso soup like gems, creating a malty umami flavour for an unforgettable ramen experience. The Bankara Original is also a must-try. With chewy noodles, bamboo shoots, and mouth-watering chashu in a tonkotsu broth, it pulls no punches in the flavour department and covers all of your texture bases.

2. Mensho Tokyo

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Opening hours: Daily. Monday to Friday from 11:00 – 15:00 and 17:00 – 22:00. Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 – 22:00.

Address: 571 RSU Tower Room G-03 G Floor Klongton Nua Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Mensho Tokyo is a cult favourite ramen bar created by Tomoharu Shono. What sets Mensho Tokyo apart is the creativity, attention to detail, and depth of flavour that go into every bowl. You’ll get fresh handmade noodles, sous vide or fire-roasted meats, and steaming broth in each bowl. The menu is brimming with excellent dishes, such as the A5 Wagyu Shoyu Ramen. A paper-thin slice of marbled wagyu that has been marinated for 24 hours and gently grilled for a smoky flavour is placed on top of the noodles. Furthermore, a preserved yolk is added to give you an unmatched taste sensation.

For vegans and veggies, the Vegan Tantanmen is a perfect choice. Consisting of dried seaweed, beans, mushrooms, and Japanese soy cream, this umami-packed vegan ramen hits all the right flavour notes and is irresistibly delicious.

3. Menya Itto

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Opening hours: Daily, 11:00 – 21:00.

Address: 999 Ratchadamri Road 3rd Floor, Gaysorn Tower (New Building, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330.

Yukihiko Sakamoto founded Menya Itto in Shinkoiwa, Tokyo, with a philosophy to create a light but intense tasting bowl of ramen with a balanced taste of land and sea. And that’s precisely what you’ll get when you come to the restaurant. The highlight of the menu is the tsukemen (dipping ramen). In fact, Menya Itto’s dipping ramen is one of the most popular in Tokyo. Our favourite is the tasty Itto Tsukemen. The hot broth is rich, savoury, and slightly sweet in a way that just hits the spot. Into the broth, you dip the homemade cold noodles and slurp it up – every bite brings a rush of umami and flavours.

Craving for something spicy? The Spicy Mazemen is a bowl full of flames. With a combination of dry noodles, spicy meat sauce, shredded pork, chicharron, and veggies, it will surely lift your spirit. Add in the spicy XO gyoza on the sides, and you’ve got yourself a slap-up meal.

4. Shugetsu Ramen

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Opening hours: Daily. Monday to Friday from 11:30 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 22:00. Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 – 22:00.

Address: The 49 Terrace Soi Sukhumvit 49, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110.

Originated from the Japanese prefecture of Ehime and gained a Michelin-recognised reputation in Hong Kong, Shugetsu Ramen is definitely a must-try. Each warming bowl of ramen consists of Japanese scallops cooked for 12 hours and handmade soy sauce fermented for 18 months. We have a soft spot for their Abura Soba. The thick noodle is clothed in a combination of shoyu and scallop oil, enhanced by a spoonful of dry fish powder and a plum yolk, and topped with braised pork belly. One slurp, and we guarantee it’ll be your new favourite.

For tsukemen, Shugetsu Ramen ticks all the boxes. The dry noodle is thick, chewy, and features a medley of drool-inducing toppings like pork slices and veggies. Moreover, the soup is seafood based, offering a unique sour taste that can only be found in Shugetsu Ramen.


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Opening hours: Daily. Operating hours depend on location.

Address: Various locations across Bangkok. Featured: Central Embassy, 55 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.

It’s easy to see why the ramen restaurant chain IPPUDO boasts an outstanding reputation all around the globe. With homemade noodles and high-quality ingredients, their beautiful bowls of ramen will have you wanting more. The Karaka-Men is what you want to order if you’re looking for spicy miso ramen. It consists of thin wavy noodles, pork belly and pork loin, Ippudo’s original tonkotsu broth, spicy minced pork miso, and hot chilli oil for a kick.

If you’re not into spicy food, their Shiromaru Motoaji ramen is super delicious. Served with a Hakata-style tonkotsu broth, thin noodles, and pork belly and pork loin chashu, it’ll take your noodle experience to the next level. And if that doesn’t qualify this restaurant for a spot on this list of Bangkok’s best ramen, then we don’t know what will.

Now that you know the best ramen restaurants in Bangkok, it’s time to order up a bowl and get to slurping!

For more Japanese food in Bangkok, check out our article on the top 5 Japanese Restaurants in Bangkok.

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