No matter what your taste buds desire, Edmonton most def has a ramen that will satisfy your comfort food craving. Can’t get enough spice? Try Spicy Garlic Miso Pork, which brings the heat. Looking for a more classic take? Dip your spoon into Dorinku Miso drizzled with black oil. Love nuttiness? Order Tan Tan Ramen, chock full of peanut paste and topped with peanuts. We present the best ramen restaurants in Edmonton, so you can dig in to these tasty dishes. And click here to peep our top picks from coast to coast.
Find it: 3803 Calgary Trail NW, 11160 Ellerslie Rd. SW, 11238 104 Ave. NW, nomiyarestaurant.com
The atmosphere: This family-owned and operated biz has been perfecting the art of ramen since opening its first location in 2011. You’ll feel right at home when you take a seat at this warm and friendly restaurant, because when you’re dining with the Chans, you are a part of the family.
Average cost: $13 to $15.50
What to order: The Tan Tan Ramen, with a sesame and chili broth, homemade peanut paste, spicy sesame and ground pork, topped with peanuts, green onions and nori
Prairie Noodle Shop
Find it: 10350 124 St., #4, prairienoodleshop.ca
The atmosphere: As the resto’s name would suggest, the talented team of chefs is kind of obsessed with all things noodles—more specifically, ramen inspired by the Prairies. Their ethos of sourcing local ingredients is reflected in the decor, with tons of quirky animal imagery spicing up this bustling modern noodle shop.
Average cost: $19.75 to $23.75
What to order: The Spicy Garlic Miso Pork Bowl is perf for those who want all the heat. The signature pork broth is turned up a notch, with miso, garlic and homemade chili oil, topped with roasted pork belly, smoked shoulder, sweet corn, sesame seeds and an umeboshi egg.
Find it: 10205 82 Ave. NW, dorinku.ca
The atmosphere: Plane tickets to Japan can be v. expensive, so the next time you’re craving authentic Tokyo street food, book a table at this chic restaurant, complete with long wooden communal tables and Asian-inspired screens. After you finish your dins, walk down the shop’s little Tokyo Street alley, lined with vending machines, pachinko games, manga and anime figurines. You might just forget you’re in Edmonton.
Average cost: $14
What to order: The Dorinku Miso Ramen. The eponymous dish has a slow-cooked pork and chicken broth, with soybean paste, pork chashu (barbecue pork), kaiware radish sprouts, green onion and shredded spicy pepper, drizzled with black oil.