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Best restaurants to eat ramen noodles in Charlotte, NC

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Futo Buta’s Fire & Ice ramen bowl.

More and more ramen restaurants are popping up here in Charlotte, and we love it. The experience is comfortable and the atmosphere is sure to bring a smile to any ramen bar.

So, to help you choose your next noodle dish, we’re sharing the best places to have a bowl in and around town. From the tastiest broths to the many protein choices, there is a ramen dish for almost everyone.

Here are our picks for some of the best restaurants to find your favorite Japanese noodle soups:

Bao and broth

Location: Optimist Hall, 1115 N. Brevard St. Suit # 5, Charlotte, NC 28206

Neighborhood: Optimist Park

Menu

Try: Tonkotsu Ramen is served with pork broth, chashu pork belly, shoyu egg, bamboo shoots (menma), mushrooms and green onions.

Price: $ 13

What you need to know: Order in person, order online, or call 704-625-2269. Open Monday to Sunday.

Cafe Binki

Location: 9211 N. Tryon St. Suite # 5, Charlotte, NC 28262

Neighborhood: University town

Menu

Try: Spicy salmon ramen is served with Tonkotsu broth, your choice of noodles (ramen, udon, or soba), grilled salmon, naruto (fish cake), bamboo shoots, spring onion, nori and egg.

Price: $ 17.99 +

What you need to know: Order in person, order online, or call 980-859-2002. Open Monday to Sunday.

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Binki Cafe’s spicy salmon ramen. Courtesy of Binki Café

CO

Location: 7416 Waverly Walk Ave. Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

Neighborhood: Waverly / South Charlotte

Menu

Location: 4201 Park Road D, Charlotte, North Carolina 28209

Neighborhood: Park Road Shopping Center

Menu

Must Try: Vietnamese ramen is served with pork belly, pulled pork, poached egg, egg noodles, and bok choy, served in pork broth.

Price: $ 16.50

What to Know: Order in person, order online, or call 980-245-2584 in Waverly or 980-237-4655 on Park Road. Open Monday to Sunday.

Futo Buta

Location: 222 E. Bland St. Charlotte, North Carolina 28203

Neighborhood: South End

Menu

To try: The Fire & Ice Ramen is served with kimchi and dashi broth, hot smoked salmon, fresh mint, bok choy, grated carrots, radish, black sesame, leek julienned and diced Green onions.

Price: $ 15

What you need to know: Order in person, order online, or call 704-376-8400. Open Monday to Sunday.

Jinya

Location: Ally Charlotte Center, 601 S Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202

Neighborhood: Uptown

Menu

What to try: Premium Tonkotsu Red is served with pork broth, pork chashu, kikurage, green onion, seasoned egg, dried nori seaweed, red pepper oil and Spicy bean sprouts, served with thick noodles. Choose a spice preference from level 1 to 6 for free, or from level 7 to 10 for an additional $ 1.

Price: $ 16

What you need to know: Order in person, order online, or call 704-817-7911. Open Monday to Sunday.

Roppongi ramen bar

Location: 9626, chemin Monroe. Charlotte, North Carolina 28270

Neighborhood: Sardis Woods / MoRA

Menu

What to try: Shio Ramen comes with natural salt flavored ramen with dried chicken and seafood broth topped with egg, pork chashu, leek, seaweed, sprouts bamboo and dried scallop powder.

Price: $ 10.95 – $ 11.95

What you need to know: Order in person, order online, or call 980-339-5353. Open Tuesday to Sunday.

SARU

Location: Camp North End, 1801 N Graham St. Charlotte, North Carolina 28206

Neighborhood: Lockwood

Menu

Must Try: Kurozaru is served with pork broth, pork chashu, green onions, bamboo shoots, egg, sesame seeds, and black garlic oil.

Price: $ 16

What you need to know: Order in person, order online, or call 980-819-5889. Open from Wednesday to Sunday.

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The Kurozaru Ramen dish at SARU. Courtesy of SARU

Sheng Ramen

Location: 15201 John J Delaney Drive B, Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

Neighborhood: Ballantyne Commons East

Menu

What to try: Seafood ramen is served with shrimp, clams, scallops, fish patty, seasoned eggs, cabbage, bean sprouts, onions, and green onions in a seafood broth made from chicken.

Price: $ 18

What you need to know: Order in person, order online, or call 980-335-2738. Open Monday to Sunday.

Silverlake Ramen

Location: 8694, boulevard Concord Mills. Concorde, North Carolina 28027

Neighborhood: Concord Mills

Location: 2041, boul. Charlotte, North Carolina 28203

Neighborhood: South End

Menu

What to try: The Shoyu Ramen comes with your choice of protein (pork, chicken, or tofu), clear chicken broth with shoyu, bamboo shoots, spinach, green onion, seaweed, and egg.

Price: $ 13.95

What to Know: Order in person, order online, or call 980-585-2008 in Concord Mills or 980-299-2400 in South End. Open Monday to Sunday.

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Silverlake Ramen’s Shoyu Ramen. Courtesy of Silverlake Ramen

Yume

Location: 1508 S Mint St. Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: Wilmore

Menu

What to try: Thai coconut curry ramen comes with Thai coconut curry broth, pork chashu, boiled eggs, vegetables of the day, corn, green onions, roasted seaweed, sesame seeds and sesame oil.

Price: $ 15

What you need to know: Order in person, order online, or call 980-858-5678. Open Monday, Wednesday to Sunday.

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Thai coconut curry ramen at Yume. Courtesy of Yume


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