Ramen Toronto

The Best Ramen in Toronto

The best ramen in Toronto is the perfect bowl of Japanese noodles. There are regional variations to ramen, but regardless of your preference, expertly-made broth and perfectly cooked noodles are a must. Choose your ramen-ya and get yourself a one-way ticket to Flavour Town. 

Here's the best ramen in Toronto.


Ramen Isshin
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Ramen Isshin

You won’t find anywhere else in the city that makes wok-fried red miso ramen. Black Sesame Tan Tan noodles and tsukemen are equally famous at their original location on College Street. Isshin also has a second shop by Queen and Bathurst.

Ramen Raijin
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Ramen Raijin

This Zakkushi Group-owned ramen shop is named after the Shinto god of storms and it’s  fair to say their slow-simmered Torigara-style chicken soup is nothing short of epic. Head to Yonge and Wellesley to try their Tokyo shoyu ramen and Hokkaido miso ramen.


Oji Seichi
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Oji Seichi

The newest ramen shop in Toronto (with its own merch to boot) makes its signature noodles in-house: a blend of whole wheat, rye and white flour. This stylish East Chinatown spot makes its broth with a mix of pork, chicken, mussels and clams.

Santouka Ramen
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Santouka Ramen

Lineups outside ramen spots weren't a thing in Toronto until this restaurant came around. It's since become one of many Santouka locations but the original Yonge-Dundas location remains one of the best spots to get a bowl of tonkotsu.


Tokyo Ramen
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Tokyo Ramen

Head downstairs to this shop in Cabbagetown for five different tonkotsu bowls like the Kara-Kara tonkotsu or a chilli sesame oil bowl with braised pork. There are also chicken-based broth options like shoyu or miso.


Kinton Ramen
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Kinton Ramen

This noodle chain has exploded across the city since it first launched in Baldwin Village back in 2012. It now has 10 locations in the GTA alone including in Koreatown and Queen West, where you can choose from pork or chicken broths and thick or thin noodles.

Konjiki Ramen
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Konjiki Ramen

Known for being part of the Japanese brand that’s won the Bib Gourmand multiple times, dining at Konjiki means eating Michelin Star-level ramen. There are two locations—in North York and on Elm Street—meaning two slightly different menus to explore.


Ryus Noodle Bar
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Ryus Noodle Bar

Angus roast beef ramen with sous-vide AAA meat—enough said. The ramen here is so good it was put in a Japanese museum. Their original Baldwin location is long-gone (it burned down in a fire) so you’ll have to hit up Broadview station for a taste.

Sansotei Ramen Little Tokyo
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Sansotei Ramen Little Tokyo

Pork bone broth is made fresh daily at all six Toronto stores of this ramen chain. Perfectly chewy noodles and half a dozen different bowls of soups (including a delicious creamy tonkotsu) make this place a favourite.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez of Oji Seichi, Kinton Ramen, Ramen Isshin, Yannie Lai of Santouka, @anthoni.foodlab of Tokyo Ramen


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