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4 Places To Get Ramen in Ohio

Isla Chiu

Are you looking for a delicious bowl of ramen?

Then you should check out these restaurants in Ohio.

Fukuryu Ramen

If you're a fan of spicy noodles, you can't go wrong with this local chain in central Ohio. Their Red Dragon ramen has a delicious chicken broth, is topped with ground chili pork and braised pork belly, and comes in 3 spice levels. Go for level 3 if you're looking for some real heat. They also have excellent non-spicy ramen. Their most popular option is the signature tonkotsu, which comes with a flavorful pork bone broth and is topped with braised pork belly, house-made bamboo shoots, and wood ear mushrooms.

Fukuryu Ramen has 4 locations: Upper Arlington (1600 W Lane Ave #160, Upper Arlington, OH 43221), Polaris (2027 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240), Dublin (4540 Bridge Park Ave, Dublin, OH 43017), and Columbus (748 Harmon Ave, Columbus, OH 43223).

Cafe Mochiko

Located in southwestern Ohio, this restaurant was named one of the "50 Best New Restaurants of 2022" by the national magazine Bon Appetit. And when you try their food, it won't be hard to see why. Check out the black truffle shoyu, which comes with a rich black truffle broth, truffle pork chashu, tamago, and local negi (green onions). Also consider trying the Cincinnati-style ramen, which includes a rich broth modeled after Cincinnati chili, seasoned ground pork, tamago, shredded cheddar, and onion.

Cafe Mochiko is located at 1524 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Xinji Noodle Bar

Located in Northeast Ohio, Xinji Noodle Bar serves some of the best ramen in the area. Check out the black garlic tonkotsu ramen, which features a delicious pork broth that's been slow-cooked for 72 hours and tender pork belly. If you're looking for a vegetarian option, the vegetarian tonkotsu ramen is great; patrons and staff recommend getting it spicy. Customers also recommend the kimchi balls and Korean fried chicken.

Xinji Noodle Bar is located at 4211 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113.

Tougen Japanese Restaurant

If you're in the northwestern part of the state, you can't go wrong with this local favorite. They've got great shoyu ramen (customers recommend topping it with the char-siu), tonkotsu ramen, garlic miso ramen, and garlic tonkotsu ramen.

Tougen is located at 7414 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43617.

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