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Top five ramen spots in San Antonio

Vincent Agquiz

The iconic Japanese noodle soup dish, ramen, has become increasingly popular, especially in San Antonio. As our city continues to grow, so do our restaurants. Whether you need a quick pick-me-up or an elevated night out, these top five ramen spots are the places to go. 

Bakudan Ramen

Bakudan’s diverse menu offers both creative and conventional ramen selections to suit a wide range of palates. Customers can combine their ramen with complimentary beverages to enhance their dining experience. Additionally, the availability of sake selections and other libations adds to the dining experience. 

Suck it: The Restaurant 

The restaurant’s dining experience is enhanced by the partnership between Suck It Mixology Bar, its sister company, and the ramen establishment. A greater selection of options is available to customers, including inventive cocktails and drinks to go with their meals. One of the best ways to accommodate a wide range of tastes and preferences is to take advantage of the customizable option of selecting preferred bowls and adding toppings like smoked brisket, barbecue sauce and more. Suck It lets patrons customize their ramen experience and design a bowl that precisely satisfies their cravings.

Noodle Hut

Located close to the busy restaurant scene along Texas Highway 151, Noodle Hut has a mouthwatering selection of meals. The restaurant offers a variety of options for everyone, whether you prefer classic ramen or are dying to try something new. Start your meal with starters like their edamame, a traditional Japanese snack, or try their nuclear fire noodle fries, which sound like a scorching and dramatic experience. Try the Kimchi Ramyum, a fiery ramen variation with Korean influences, for the main dish. Your tastebuds will be awakened and left wanting more by this dish’s strong flavors and the kimchi’s spicy kick.

Nama Ramen 

At Nama Ramen Restaurant, their tonkatsu ramen appears to be a highlight dish, probably because of its tasty and thick pork bone broth. A classic favorite among ramen fans. But there is more on the menu, with tempting choices including shoyu, miso and spicy miso ramen. Notably, Nama Ramen only uses chopsticks as utensils to preserve the authenticity of the dining experience; people who are not comfortable with them may need to practice.

Ito Ramen 

Offering a unique dining experience, Ito Ramen lets customers pair their bowl of ramen with a selection of well-liked Japanese appetizers. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes to suit every taste, from traditional favorites like edamame to daring canapés like takoyaki. Adding kimchi to the appetizer selections offers a tasty variation and a taste of Korean food in addition to conventional Japanese dishes. With seven different ramen options, customers can discover the ideal bowl to fit their tastes. Ito Ramen offers a variety of options to suit different tastes and preferences, including conventional, spicy, vegetarian and seafood-inspired options.

These places give the experience you are looking for, the quality of food and the atmosphere. Whether on cold, rainy days or even just for a bite to catch, these ramen places can ensure the best quality of their food.

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Alessandra Avila
Alessandra Avila, Assistant News Editor
Alessandra (she/her)  is a Junior at UTSA where she is Majoring in Communications and will finish her undergrad in the spring of 2025. She plans on returning to school to earn her MDA in Communications. Her end goal is to be a journalist and be the newest face on news television. She is passionate about writing and joined the Paisano in the fall of 2023 to share her creativity and writing abilities. In her downtime, you can find her playing golf with her dad, traveling, reading, or catching up with her little brother and mom.

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