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!
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.