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Guide: 6 of the very best ramen spots in Seattle

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Well, with fall just around the corner, there’s no better time than now for our guide to the best ramen in Seattle. Thankfully, the city might just be one of the best in the country for the delectable Japanese dish, and we’re going to explore every nook and cranny.

Here are 6 of the best ramen restaurants in Seattle.



This small spot specializes in Hakata-style tonkotsu ramen. That means an incredibly rich pork broth, served with thin noodles and some chashu for good measure. Of course, if you ever get sick of that (you won’t), you could try their special offerings instead, like miso prawn ramen.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 5:30PM-2AM and Sunday, 5:30PM-12AM, Closed Monday
Where: 954 E Union Street #102



A full-service izakaya that serves up a variety of ramen, ranging from spicy miso to vegan options. Make sure you try the Fisherman Ramen, which includes clams, octopus, sockeye salmon and scallops.

Hours: Sunday/Tuesday to Thursday, 5PM-10PM and Friday/Saturday, 5PM-12AM, Closed Monday
Where: 1911 N 45th Street

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This delicious spot specializes in tonkotsu ramen, so the pork bone broth is the star of the show. We personally love the classic shoyu ramen, but those seeking heat can get the spicy ramen instead and choose a spice level of 1 to 4. Don’t say we didn’t warn you about just how hot things can get, though.

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11:30AM-9PM and Friday/Saturday, 11:30AM-10PM
Where: 1416 Harvard Avenue (Located in Harvard Market)



A staple spot that started in Tukwila and since expanded to the Ballard area, thank goodness. We really like the flavor profile of the Black Garlic ramen, but like every other spot on this list, you can order anything and walk away happy.

Hours: Sunday/Tuesday to Thursday, 11:30AM-9:30PM and Friday/Saturday, 11:30AM-10PM, Closed Monday
Where: 5401 20th Avenue NW

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

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This is the first free-standing outpost in America from the legendary Japanese chain. We’re going to be honest, the Kara Miso ramen here is second to none when it comes to mixing heat with incredible flavor.

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11AM-9PM and Friday/Saturday, 11AM-10PM
Where: 2626 NE Village Lane

Ramen Danbo


A straightforward outpost in Capitol Hill. Not only is the classic miso ramen an absolute treat, the extra scallions, sesame oil and sesame seeds in the negi-goma is something else too. Grab some of the chashu pork donburi on the side too, you won’t regret it.

Hours: Daily, 11AM-11PM
Where: 1222 E Pine Street

And there you have it, folks! Our picks for the best ramen in Seattle. Get a head start on fall and visit one of them this week. You’ll be grateful that you did.