10 Amazing Restaurants to Find the Best Ramen in Saigon
In Saigon, trying foreign food is not hard. Ramen is one of those that you can easily find here. Spending about a day walking along district 1's streets, you can see many Japanese restaurants serving this delicious noodle. Among them, here are the 10 amazing places to find the best ramen.
1. Ippudo Ramen Restaurant
- Address: 31 Thai Van Lung St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
- Open hours: 11 am - 9 pm
- Price range: $0.88 - $7.25 (20,000 - 165,000 VND)
As a Japanese restaurant that has its chain stores all over the world, Ippudo offers original ramen featuring truly Japanese taste. Coming here, besides ramen as the main dish, which is delicious and the most preferred by previous diners, you can choose to try some Japanese food such as tuna mayo rice, rice with Chashu sauce, and Ippudo chicken fillet. All dishes here are impressive, expected to give you the best taste.
Also, the dining space of the restaurant is designed in Japanese style with wooden furniture, making it cozy and comfortable. However, it is quite small; therefore, you can come here with 1 to 2 friends. The service here is quite professional, and dishes are quickly served.
2. Kohaku Udon Ramen
- Address: B3 - 72C Dong Khoi Vincom Center, Le Thanh Ton St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
- Open hours: 10.30 am - 7.30 pm
- Price range: $1.71 - $19.78 ( 39,000 - 450,000 VND)
If you want to find the best ramen in Saigon, then Kohaku Udon Ramen can be a good choice. Lying right in Dong Khoi Vincom Center. The restaurant is quite easy to find and quite clean, which will make a good impression. Kohaku Udon Ramen offers fewer choices of Ramen. Instead, there is Udon. Therefore, you can try both of the traditional Japanese dishes.
Ramen, along with udon, tastes good with chewy noodles, well-seasoned broth, and delicious toppings such as eggs, beef, and vegetables. Besides noodles like Udon and Ramen, rice with curry and fried chicken is recommended. Generally, the food served in Kohaku Udon Ramen is pretty good, worth trying, and at a reasonable price.
The service here is professional, and the staff are friendly, so you can feel comfortable while enjoying your meal. As the restaurant is located right in the mall, you can drop by after a day of shopping.
3. Tomidaya Ramen
- Address: 8A/1C1 Thai Van Lung, District 1
- Open hours: 11.30 am - 2 pm; 6 pm - 11.59 pm
- Price range: $3.96 - $7.47 (90,000 - 170,000 VND)
When it comes to the best ramen in Saigon, Tomidaya Ramen will be the first to come to everybody’s mind, which is proved by lines of people in front of the restaurant every lunch and dinner.
The special thing about Tomidaya Ramen is perhaps its Shoyu Ramen. The broth made from chicken, pig bones simmered with veggies for hours, when served, mixed with soy sauce and lard leaves a very tasty taste in everyone’s mouth. It and the chewy fresh noodles with toppings like pork, eggs are the best combos for your lunch or dinner. Besides, the restaurant serves Tsukemen dried noodles, so you can choose to try this, along with the ramen.
Tomidaya Ramen has quite a large dining space. Also, the staff is quite friendly. Therefore, you can feel pretty comfortable. One thing to take note of is that when you plan to come here for lunch or dinner is that the restaurant is closed on Thursdays.
4. Osaka Ramen
- Address: 18 Thai Van Lung, District 1
- Open hours: 10 am - 11 pm
- Price range: $2.86 - $4.84 (65,000 - 110,000 VND)
Osaka Ramen offers plenty of Japanese food. Among them, Ramen is the best here. Fresh noodles, eaten with greasy broth and well-seasoned toppings will give you a delicious taste. Besides, you can try some rice which is also recommended.
The dining space of the restaurant is small, cozy, and decorated in Japanese style, therefore, you can get quite an interesting experience while eating your meal here. In Osaka Ramen, it is great to come with 1 to 2 friends.
5. Ramen Tadokoro Shoten
- Address: 15A5 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
- Open hours: 11.30 am - 11.59 pm
- Price range: $4.40 - $8.79 (100,000 - 200,000 VND)
If you are looking for the best ramen in Saigon, Ramen Tadokoro Shoten will be worth considering. Here, you will be served plenty of ramen. Some recommended dishes are Hokkaido Miso, Shinshu Miso, Ise Miso, Kyushu Mugi Miso. For detail, Hokkaido Miso, the most favorite dish in Tadokoro Shoten, features Karakuchi miso, a popular soup in Japan known for its salty taste, and is eaten with potatoes, Hokkaido’s specialties.
Shinshu Miso has a lighter taste; thus being easier to eat for those trying Japanese food for the first time. The others are similar to Shinshu Miso but are eaten with Tempura fried shrimps. The food, generally, is tasty and worth the price.
Besides, the dining space here is quite small and cozy, suitable to go with 1 to 2 friends.
6. Daichan Ramen
- Address: 12B/2A Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
- Open hours: 10 am - 11 pm
- Price range: $0.44 - $7.94 (10,000 - 180,000 VND)
Dai-chan Ramen is a small ramen restaurant located in an alley on Le Thanh Tong Street. The restaurant, therefore, is quite hard to find. Yet, it is worth it when you are craving for some delicious ramen.
At first glance, Dai-chan Ramen is designed and decorated in Japanese style with old wooden furniture, and sliding doors, allowing you to experience the Japanese dining culture.
For the food, Tonkotsu ramen is the highlight here. Long, chewy noodles dipped in the fat, sweet Tonkotsu soup, along with some slices of pork will serve you the richest taste that you have never tried. The pork is, in fact, fatty, so if you prefer a lighter and less fat taste, you can tell the staff. Besides, you can order some fried Gyoza dumplings, as it is another worth trying dish.
Dai-chan Ramen is quite small and can only serve 10 people inside. Therefore, you should come with 1 to 2 friends. Also, food delivery is available if you don’t want to go out.
7. Ramen ENO
- Address: 52E Hoang Dieu 2, Thu Duc City
- Open hours: 11 am - 9 pm
- Price range: $3.97 - $5.30 (90,000 - 120,000 VND)
Ramen ENO is quite small and cozy. It is also where the Japanese living in Vietnam usually come to eat ramen. This is perhaps because all the food here is prepared and cooked by the Japanese chef-owner. Everything, from the veggies to the soup, is made, seasoned, and cooked in the Japanese style.
Therefore, it can be said that Ramen ENO is among the ramen restaurants in Saigon that offer the original taste of Japanese ramen. Coming here, you can choose between Jiro Ramen and Chashu Ramen as they are highlighted here. While Jiro Ramen is pretty salty and suitable for the Japanese, Chashu Ramen is easier to eat. Besides, the curry rice is worth trying.
As the dining space is small, you should come here alone or with 1 to 2 friends to enjoy the meal.
8. Tori Soba Mutahiro Restaurant
- Address: 8A/G8B Thai Van Lung, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
- Open hours: 6 pm - 2 am
- Price range: $5.30 - $7.07 (120,000 - 160,000 VND)
Mutahiro is a small and cozy restaurant that is located in a small alley of district 1. The restaurant itself is run by its Japanese chef-owner; this is supposed to give you the most original ramen in Saigon. As ramen is the main dish served here, there are plenty of it offered on the menu. From the popular kinds of ramen to the new mixed ramen, all are delicious and worth trying. If you are craving some hot ramen with sweet chicken broth, you can choose to eat Tokyo chicken ramen. Besides, you can opt for Abura Soba if you want to try non-soup mixed ramen.
The dining space of the restaurant is quite Japanese, so you can get an interesting experience while enjoying the ramen here. If you come here alone or with 1 to 2 friends, you can eat on the ground floor, which allows you to see the chef cook your ramen. If not, the 2nd floor with bigger tables and a wider space will be suitable for you. Besides, the service here is quite professional, food is quickly served, and the staff is friendly. One thing to take note of is that the menu is all in Japanese, which can be pretty hard to order.
9. Danbo Ramen Shop
- Address: 8A/7B1 Thai Van Lung, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
- Open hours: 11 am - 3 pm; 5 pm - 1 am
- Price range: $2.21 - $6.63 (50,000 - 150,000 VND)
Danbo Ramen Shop is a famous Japanese restaurant chain that has opened in the USA, Australia, Canada, etc. In Vietnam, Danbo has served ramen for 3 years and recently opened two more of its restaurants in district 1. Due to the truly tasty Fukuoka ramen it serves and the cozy dining space, Danbo is widely preferred by the locals and Japanese living in Saigon.
Coming here, you will be offered many kinds of ramen, among which Tonkotsu ramen and Yakibuta ramen are highly recommended. The long chewy noodles dipped in the greasy sweet broth, along with some Japanese soy sauce eggs, chashu, and dried seaweed will leave you with a very delicious taste. Besides, you can try fried dumplings and fried chicken as side dishes.
The restaurant is open till 1 am, so it will be great to come here for late-night meals. The dining space is, like Mutahiro, pretty small and cozy, suitable to go with 1 to 2 friends.
10. Ramen Bar Suzuki
- Address: 8/5 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
- Open hours: 11 am - 2 pm; 6 pm - 11 pm
- Price range: $4.42 - $24.29 (100,000 - 550,000 VND)
Suzuki Ramen Bar is run by chef Suzuki, the winner of a famous Japanese ramen competition. The restaurant was first opened in Singapore and has been considered the best ramen brand in the country. In Vietnam, Ramen Bar Suzuki has opened for years and attracted a lot of diners looking for truly Japanese cuisine.
Here, the ground floor is a bar that is elegantly decorated with lights and couches, suitable to go with 1 to 2 friends. If you come in a group of friends, you can enjoy the meal on the 2nd floor which is larger.
In Suzuki Ramen Bar, Tonkotsu ramen is the highlight. Besides, you can choose to try Amen Tonkatsu Tokusei, Red Ramen, Spicy Tsukemen, etc. as they are all highly recommended. The food, generally, features authentic Japanese taste and is worth the price.
Above are the 10 amazing places to find the best ramen in Saigon. If you looking for the best Ho Chi Minh tours, please visit our website or contact us to have the best support.
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