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Austin's Ramen Round-Up

11.01.2013 by: Travis Sandoval
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Ramen has easily become one of Austin's trendy new dishes. Here's a list of some of our favorite places to grab a bowl and slurp up.

Michi Ramen

Michi Ramen

The brand new Texas Ramen with smoked pork ribs (photo via Michi Ramen's Facebook page).

Michi Ramen was the first on the scene, serving up bowls out of a food truck before setting up a brick and mortar location on North Lamar. With an unassuming exterior, Michi Ramen's dining room is spacious and trendy. We'd recommend choosing this spot for a nicer night out with friends or that special someone.

Ramen Tatsu-ya

A peek into some heavenly ramen (photo via Ramen Tatsu-ya's Facebook).

In the past year, Ramen Tatsu-ya has gained national attention and become a frequent dining spot of a new local celebrity (#ElijahWood). Don't let the line around the building discourage you, there's definitely a reason so many spend their evening waiting for a bowl of deliciousness. With pay-at-the-counter service and big communal tables, we'd recommend this spot for a more casual dinner, hopefully with friends who won't get hangry during a wait.

Daruma Ramen


Daruma Ramen keeps it simple and fresh (photo via Daruma Ramen's Facebook page).

This cute little downtown ramen shop is brought to you by the team behind the sushi restaurant Komé. Daruma Ramen specializes in whole chicken broth and focuses on simplicity. The interior is pretty cozy and casual, definitely check this place out if you're interested in a hearty but healthy lunch.

The Dojo Sake Bar and Izakaya  (THIS BUSINESS HAS CLOSED)

Austin's first izakaya bar not only serves up Japanese bar food and sake cocktails, but also features some delicious ramen bowls on its menu. Their Japanese trained Ramen Ninja uses all natural ingredients in his authentic recipes. Best of all, the Dojo is open late into the north Austin night, giving you a great drinking and dining option.

East Side King @ Hole in the Wall

        East Side King        

East Side King's Squid Ink Ramen (photo via ESK's Facebook page).

Paul Qui's popular food truck chain serves bowls ramen in one of Austin's iconic dive bars. As we've come to expect from the celebrity chef, East Side King's ramen is experimental and playful. With bowl's featuring bacon and chicken tortilla flavors, this is the perfect companion to a pitcher of beer and some live music.

Austin's growing ramen scene definitely offers some options for your palette and environment. From dive bars to trendy dining rooms, there's no reason to microwave a bowl of Top Ramen tonight!

TAGS : Downtown , UT Campus , Allandale/Rosedale/Brentwood , Northwest Hills/Arboretum/ Domain , Ramen Tatsu-Ya - North , East Side King - Space 24 Twenty , Daruma Ramen , Michi Ramen