Real talk: Eating ramen is socially acceptable at all hours. Whether you’re craving it during your quick lunch break, post-spin sesh or at 2 a.m. after a lit night at the club, here are the best ramen restaurants in Saskatoon to indulge in a heaping bowl of noodles. And if you want to plan a cross-country ramen-tasting tour (can we come?), click here to see all the best spots.
Cafe Japa Bowl
Find it: 821 Broadway Ave., japabowl.com
The atmosphere: This laid-back locale, also called an izakaya restaurant (a.k.a. a casual Japanese pub), has a petite interior that seats only about 20 people and a team of friendly, passionate chefs that have mastered authentic ramen.
Average cost: $13.95 to $15.95
What to order: The BBQ Pork Ramen, with tender pork belly, miso, ground soybeans, carrots, onions, green onions and a boiled egg
Sticks and Stones
Find it: 226 2 Ave. S., sticksandstonesyxe.com
The atmosphere: If you’re curious about where the city’s foodies go to get their ramen kick, look no further than this contemporary, ultra-cool eatery. The eye-catching Japanese-inspired murals add an edgy punch to the otherwise subdued black and wooden interior.
Average cost: $16
What to order: The Spicy Ramen, with pork and chicken broth, a farm egg, sliced pork shoulder, kimchee, nori and Korean chili for a kick