Top 9 Ramen Shops in Las Vegas
When you think of Las Vegas, Nevada, you might conjure up images of theatrical shows, flashy casinos, and plenty of entertainment. You can’t forget about the food, though. Some of the best eateries aren’t just situated along the Strip, either. You can find an abundance of unassuming Asian joints that serve some of the best ramen dishes in the state. The next time you find yourself with a craving for some delicious ramen after a fun day with your family, make sure you head to one of these nine places.
Ichi Ramen House
7920 W. Tropical Pkwy. Suite 170
In Japanese, “ichi” means “one,” and as one of the only ramen restaurants found in the northwestern area of Centennial, Ichi Ramen House strives to be a one-stop ramen spot that you will always remember. Its menu of standard ramen dishes combined with non-ramen dishes such as tomato seafood and black garlic will have you coming back for seconds. You can expect fresh noodles combined with a long-simmering broth that takes three full days to cook completely.
Moko Ramen Bar
6350 W. Charleston Blvd. #120
Geared toward the student crowd, Moko Ramen Bar sits directly across the campus of the College of Southern Nevada Charleston. This casual yet modern spot serves some fun specials such as the Black Garlic Ramen with black garlic oil, pork, boiled egg, shredded cabbage, garlic chips, and green onion. Another popular option is the Red Fiery Ramen, which includes chunks of pork or chicken, onion, carrot, egg, seaweed flakes, green onion, and your choice of broth. You can also customize your own ramen dish by choosing from among more than two dozen toppings.
4555 S. Fort Apache Road Suite 110
Located in a strip mall along the Strip, Ramen Arashi is one of the area’s most popular ramen spots. You can’t go wrong with any of its dishes, but consider ordering one of its staples: the SP Tonkotsu. This dish comes with two eggs, pork, red ginger, takana, garlic, green onions, and black onion oil. You can choose either thick or thin noodles, which are also available as gluten-free.
5808 Spring Mountain Road Suite 109
If you’re looking for a more Japanese-style ramen location, Ramen Hashi is for you. It features a long bar where you can fill out information choosing your favorite ramen options. The noodles are made from scratch and without MSG, which means they won’t be as salty as dishes served in other establishments. Two customer favorites are the Tantanmen Ramen and Tori Paitan Ramen, the latter of which is a chicken tonkatsu ramen. The non-vegetarian broths are made with a pork base instead of a chicken base.
4490 Spring Mountain Road
Most Vegas-based restaurants come from larger American cities such as New York City and Los Angeles. But Ramen Sora hails from the northernmost main Japanese island names Sapporo, Hokkaido. Japanese chefs Yoshinari Ichise and Tomio Takada came up with the name “Ramen Sora,” which means “noodle soup” and “sky.” Their ramen has a richness to it that you won’t find at other ramen restaurants. Its Corn Rich Ramen and Killer Spicy Umami Ramen are dishes you’re sure to remember.
400 S. Jones Blvd. Suite 6
Owners Tommy Nadeau and .ange fell in love with Tokyo and its delicious ramen offerings and sought to open a restaurant in Las Vegas. Together, they created dishes in a home kitchen and flew in ramen experts from Japan to customize the dishes. Ramen Tatsu opened in 2012, which is the year of the dragon and “tatsu” means dragon. Today, vegans, meat lovers, and gluten-free foodies can enjoy a hearty bowl of ramen. Each day the umami broths are made from scratch in-house, and all of its dishes are customizable, so you can have your ramen any way you’d like.
3615 Las Vegas Blvd. South Suite 109
A sister restaurant of the Ramen Katana-ya Group based in San Francisco, Ramen-ya is one of the few ramen-only eateries on the Strip. It’s basically located in a strip mall on the Strip and is a small space, but don’t let its size deter you. If you’re looking for some hearty broth and noodles to fill your stomach, this is the place for you. It mainly serves simple and classic ramen dishes, but it also caters more toward an American palate by offering fried chicken and beef ramen.
7377 S. Jones Blvd. Suite 106
Opened in 2019 by the same people who created the SOHO Japanese Restaurant and Soho SushiBurrito, Sojo Ramen offers a variety of ramen dishes including ones that are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options made with rice or tofu. Select your base, type of noodle, and toppings. Some of the topping options include bamboo shoots, garlic chives, roasted seaweed, and mushrooms. You can also opt for extra seasonings such as chili paste, house-made chili oil, black garlic oil, and flaming oil.
2600 W Sahara Ave. Suite 119
Unless you’re looking out for this location, you might miss it since it’s not visible from the Sahara, but this place is worth seeking out. Once you step inside, you’ll notice that it’s geared more toward the younger crowd since it’s full of prominent and photogenic Korean decor that is best shown on Instagram. The menu mimics the decor with playful names such as the Naruto Ramen, which is pork and chicken, with bulgogi fries. It’s also an eatery that lets you make your own ramen dish, and you can add a California roll for an extra fee.
At Las Vegas Jewelry and Coin Buyers, we believe that one of the best aspects of the city is its diverse food selections. We love to hit up these nine ramen eateries after an afternoon of bowling and try their wide food choices. What do you think of our list of ramen shops? Did we miss one of your favorites? If so, please let us know so that we can add it to our list.
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