Best Restaurants for Ramen Noodles in Charlotte, North Carolina

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More ramen spots are popping up here in Charlotte, and we love them. The experience is relaxing, and the atmosphere is sure to bring a smile to any ramen bar.

So, to help you choose your next pasta dish, we’re sharing the best places to enjoy a bowl in and around town. From the most delicious broths to the many options in protein, there is a ramen dish for just about everyone.

Here are our picks for some of the best restaurants to find your favorite Japanese noodle soup:

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Where: Optimist Hall, 1115 Brevard Street, Suit No. 5, Charlotte, NC 28206

Neighborhood: Optimist Park

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What to try: Tonkotsu Ramen comes with pork broth, Chashu pork belly, shoyu eggs, bamboo shoots (menma), mushrooms, and green onions.

Price: $13

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 704-625-2269. Open from Monday to Sunday.

Pinky Café

Location: 9211 N. Tryon St. Suite #5, Charlotte, NC 28262

Neighborhood: University City

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What to try: Spicy salmon comes with tonkotsu broth, your choice of noodles (ramen, udon or soba), grilled salmon, naruto (fish cake), bamboo shoots, green onions, nori and eggs.

Price: $17.99

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-859-2002. Open from Monday to Sunday.

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Spicy salmon from Pinky Café. Courtesy of Pinky Cafe

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Location: 7416 Waverly Walk Ave. Charlotte, NC 28277

Neighborhood: Waverly / South Charlotte

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Location: 4201 Park Rd D, Charlotte, NC 28209

Neighborhood: Park Road Shopping Center

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What to try: Vietnamese ramen comes with pork belly, shredded pork, boiled eggs, egg noodles, and bok choy, and is served in pork broth.

Price: $16.50

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-245-2584 in Waverley or 980-237-4655 at Park Road. Open from Monday to Sunday.

Photo Botta

Location: 222 E. Bland St. Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: South End

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What to try: The Fire & Ice Ramen comes with kimchi and dashi broth, hot smoked salmon, fresh mint, Chinese cabbage, carrots, radish, black sesame, shallots, and green onions.

Price: $15

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 704-376-8400. Open from Monday to Sunday.

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Location: Allie Charlotte Center, 601 S Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202

Neighborhood: Uptown

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What to Try: Premium Tonkotsu Red comes with pork broth, pork chashu, kikurage, green onions, marinated eggs, dried nori seaweed, red chili oil and hot bean sprouts, and is served with thickening noodles. Choose your spice preference from level 1-6 for free, or level 7-10 for an additional $1.

Price: $16

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 704-817-7911. Open from Monday to Sunday.

Roppongi Ramen Bar

Location: 9626 Monroe Rd. Charlotte, NC 28270

Neighborhood: Sardis Woods / MoRA

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What to Try: Shio Ramen comes with natural salt-flavored ramen with chicken, dried seafood broth topped with eggs, Chashu pork, leeks, seaweed, bamboo shoots, and dried scallop powder.

Price: $10.95 – $11.95

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-339-5353. Open from Tuesday to Sunday.

SARU

Location: Camp North End, 1801 North Graham St. Charlotte, NC 28206

Neighborhood: Lockwood

food menu

What to try: Kurozaru comes with pork broth, pork chashu, green onions, bamboo shoots, eggs, sesame seeds, and black garlic oil.

Price: $16

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-819-5889. Open from Wednesday to Sunday.

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Corozaru ramen dish in SARU. Courtesy of SARU

Sheng Ramen

Location: 15201 John J Delaney Drive B, Charlotte, NC 28277

Neighborhood: Ballantyne Commons East

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What to try: The seafood ramen comes with shrimp, oysters, scallops, fish cake, marinated eggs, cabbage, bean sprouts, onions, and green onions in a chicken seafood broth.

Price: $18

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-335-2738. Open from Monday to Sunday.

Silverlic Ramen

Location: 8694 Concord Mills Blvd. Concord, NC 28027

Neighborhood: Concord Mills

Location: 2041 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: South End

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What to try: Shoyu Ramen comes with your choice of protein (pork, chicken, or tofu) and clear chicken broth with shoyu, bamboo shoots, spinach, green onions, seaweed, and eggs.

Price: $13.95

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-585-2008 at Concord Mills or 980-299-2400 in the South End. Open from Monday to Sunday.

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Shoyo Ramen from Silverlake Ramen. Courtesy of Silverlake Ramen

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Location: 1508 S Mint St. Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: Wilmore

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What to try: The Thai Coconut Curry Ramen comes with Thai coconut curry broth, pork, soft boiled eggs, daily vegetables, corn, scallions, toasted seaweed, sesame seeds, and sesame oil.

Price: $15

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-858-5678. Open Monday, Wednesday – Sunday.

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Thai Coconut Curry Ramen a Day. Courtesy of the day


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This story was originally published October 25, 2021 6:30 p.m.

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