Ramen is being redefined in Toronto restaurants with bold flavours and unparalleled execution.
Every corner of the city has a place where you can enjoy what may be the world’s best comfort food. Taste your way through the city with our guide to the best ramen places in Toronto.
Kinton has multiple locations in Ontario and Quebec, and some of the best ramen in Toronto. Fresh, savoury noodles and broth made from slow-cooked pork and chicken bones result in perfect umami flavour. Kinton is a quick walk from the Bond Place Hotel.
This Dundas Street location perfectly blends flavours like sweet and sour fish stock with tofu or shrimp; roasted pork with shoyu; and white tonkotsu broth with pickled red plum. The plum is a trademark dating back to the founder’s first noodle dishes.
This popular Japanese noodle restaurant in Toronto near Wellesley station serves late-night pleasers like Teriyaki poutine, where kewpie mayo, cheese, green onion and nori are layered on a bed of fries. There’s also a small grocery carrying Japanese products.
Ryus Noodle Bar at Danforth and Broadview may be the city’s best noodles. Inspired flavours like bamboo shoots, arugula, sesame and citrus zest bring a touch of excitement to every dish. Try the Gyoza — vegetarian with tofu, cabbage, shitake mushrooms — or the pork version.
Konjiki Ramen’s original location in Japan won the title of Japan’s best ramen. Best loved for their Wednesday lobster ramen, topped with claw meat and a lobster reduction, it boasts a Michelin guide Bib Gourmande certification for small restaurants, Konjiki is a can’t miss.
The inviting interior of this College Street locale draws you in from the street. Calming monochromatic murals are a perfect complement to the delicious ramen, based on house-made tonkotsu broth that boils for twelve hours. It’s one of Yelp’s top 100 places to eat in Canada for 2019.
Misoya has over 100 locations in Japan, and arrived on Queen West last year. Here, miso is king, and the flavourful dishes will have you coming back for more.
A College Street favourite, Tondou always surprises with flavours like smokey pork belly and chili-infused vodka. Good beer and a nice patio space top it off.
Serving authentic Japanese ramen at three Toronto locations, Touhenboku’s distinctive soup comes from the traditional slow-cooked chicken broth mizutaki. Their meat lover signature ramen with smoky garlic oil and cloud ear mushrooms satisfies any appetite.
Serving ramen styles from various regions of Japan, Sansotei’s popularity in Toronto recently led to the opening of a new store in Ottawa. Their pork bone broth is made fresh daily and their silky thick or thin noodles are topped with classic ingredients. Mix and match menus and frequent Sapporo promos make it perfect for a casual night.
You’ll find a bowl or ramen for every taste and in every Toronto neighbourhood. With new options opening up seemingly every day, you can take your pick!