Food & Drink Guide

Guide: 8 of the best places for ramen in Calgary

Via @ffkae / unsplashVia @acheatdayeveryday InstagramVia Jinaramenbar.caVia @verysoftdog / InstagramVia @sschroedermedia / InstagramVia @culinarycalgary InstagramVia @nikkomont / InstagramVia @matsukazetea / InstagramVia Tekkotsu Ya Ramen

When the snow starts falling there’s really nothing better than comfort food. And what’s more comforting than a piping-hot bowl of the best ramen in Calgary? Nothing, other than maybe a second bowl. But where to go, hmm?

Cozy up and stretch out those chopstick-ing wrists, because we’ve got your noodle cravings covered. Here are 8 of the very best ramen spots in Calgary. Enjoy!

Wakado Ramen Bar

wakado ramen best in calgary

Great service and great ramen come together at Wakado. This unassuming Beltline spot is tucked into the base of the Versus/Mark on 10th and has gained a reputation for friendly staff and tasty dishes. As far as convenience goes, Wakado is hard to beat.

Where: 907 10 Ave SW

JINYA RAMEN BAR

ramen

You knew it was going to be on here so don’t act surprised. After all, Jinya goes the extra distance on their ramen…even their noodles are bottomless! All you can fricken’ eat, people. That should be enough to convince you that Jinya is one of the best.

Where: 1800 4 St SW #180, Calgary

GORILLA WHALE

ramen

Although this contemporary resto isn’t only serving up ramen, it’s earned a spot on this list with creativity and sometimes surprising dishes. The menu is described as “Japanese-ish”, and includes some seriously delicious ramen offerings.

Where: 1214 9th Ave SE, Calgary

Recent Posts:
Guide: 10 spots for Calgarys best comfort food
Guide: 8 perfect winter comfort meals in Calgary

SHIKI MENYA RAMEN

ramen

Shiki Menya doesn’t play when it comes to the business of comfort food. Ramen has evolved and Shiki continues to evolve right with it. Their menu is split up into traditional bowls, and “new school” bowls- which are a little more inventive. So whether your craving something simple or something that might pack a little more of a punch Shiki Menya is your place.

Where: 827 1 Ave NE, Calgary

Shimizu Kitchen

shimizu kitchen calgary best ramen

Another hidden ramen gem in Calgary is Shimizu Kitchen, located on West 17th Avenue around Killarney. It’s not in the middle of nowhere, but the authentic Japanese food made from scratch will definitely have you feeling like you’ve left Calgary.

Where: 1918 37 St SW

MUKU

ramen

Muku is a ‘true to their craft’ restaurant. The majority of their menu is just ramen, so they know what they’re doing. Their meat is done just right, and their broth is always perfect. There’s a lot to chose from at this place, so beware fellow indecisive menu grasers.

Where: 326 14 St NW, Calgary

ICHINEN RAMEN

ramen

Okay, these portions are massive, guys. If you’re super hungry, you’ve come to the right place. This is a true Calgary favorite. The restaurant is kind of hidden, but everything is authentic and tastes incredible. The customer service is also five-star here, just like their trip advisor review.

Where: 3132 26 St NE #349, Calgary

Tekkotsu Ya Ramen

tonkotsu-shoyu-black-garlic-ramen-tekkotsu ya best ramen calgary

This hidden gem sits out in the city’s southeast and is low-key one of the very best ramen spots in Calgary. Trust us, one bite of the Tonkotsu Shio Black Garlic Ramen and you’ll be swearing by Tekkotsu.

Where: 1704 61 St SE #4

So there you have it. If you’re anything like us you’ve been thinking about what you’ll be having for dinner since yesterday, after dinner. Perhaps you have your answer. Happy slurping, Calgary.

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.