Ramen is a traditional Japanese dish with many variations of broths. One thing is certain, many restaurateurs in the greater Montreal area have been able to reproduce these techniques.
The broth will simmer for a minimum of 12 hours to bring out a maximum of flavors, the noodles will be prepared on the spot, and the good quality meat will make the difference in your appreciation.
The ramen recipes that we find the most in Montreal restaurants are tonkatsu, miso, shoyu, or vegetarian.
Pull out your planners, we have amazing addresses to suggest to you the next time you want to enjoy a tasty bowl of ramen in Montreal.
425 Avenue Viger O, Montréal, H2Z 1W5
Located between downtown and Old Montreal, Neotokyo offers a futuristic culinary experience inspired by cult films such as Blade Runner and Akira. Its cyberpunk decor, with neon lights and neon signs in Japanese, creates a unique dystopian atmosphere. The menu, developed with ramen master Shigetoshi Nakamura, features classic ramen soups such as Tonkotsu and Shio Yuzu, as well as innovative mazemen such as Neotokyo Taiwanese Mazesoba with soboro and runny egg yolk.
4185, rue Drolet, Montréal, H2W 2L5
They were the first to set up shop in Montreal and offer a Tonkotsu ramen made 100% on-site without MSG. The pork bone broth is cooked on-site for 12 hours, which gives it a rich and unique taste. They offer 3 other equally good alternatives: Torikotsu (chicken broth), Gonami (sesame broth), and the vegetarian one made with mushrooms.
1812, rue Ste-Catherine O, Montréal, H3H 1M1
Enjoy a unique experience in Montreal by being able to order and eat without talking to anyone directly from your seat. Choose which noodles, which cut of pork, the recipe, and the toppings of your choice, before ringing the bell to place your order. When ready, you will be given the soup through the bamboo curtain. All you have to do is enjoy it alone! If you are thirsty, a water tap is installed in the corner of your counter to refuel yourself, without interaction. Beyond the experience, the ramen is absolutely delicious.
6660, rue Clark, Montréal, H2S 3E7
Completely vegan and equally delicious ramen is totally possible at Umami Ramen. Thanks to the importation of a Japanese noodle-making machine, the establishment makes its own homemade noodles from organic wheat, as well as making its own broths, tsukemono, kombucha, and sprouts! Don't hesitate to try their Japanese tapas at the same time.
With more and more locations, this chain was the first to offer ramen in Toronto in 2012. In addition to offering seasonal ramen, they have the original recipe, shoyu, miso, and spicy garlic on their regular menu. All of these broths are offered with a choice of pork, chicken, or vegetarian protein.
Located in the heart of Mile End, on Bishop Street, and in Bois-Franc, Tsukuyomi serves smooth and delicious ramen. Tonkatsu soup and vegan options, a rich menu with original spices and of course fresh noodles, are made in-house every day according to Japanese traditions. In the summer, the cold ramen is perfect to beat the heat while eating a comforting dish.
Also from Toronto, Ramen Isshin can now be found in Quartier Dix30 and on Mont-Royal. They offer a wide variety of broths, which allows you to return several times to explore them all. You can choose between 4 main categories: original, red miso, shoyu, and vegetarian. Don't be surprised to see a lineup on weekends, they are popular!
Specializing in pork or vegetarian broth-based miso ramen, they have different variations for proteins such as pork, breaded shrimp, or vegetables. Other specialties include miso curry and tantan. To visit on Bishop or at Place-des-Arts.
5329, boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, H2T 1S5
A little gem in the Mile-End, Nakamichi has a small team that produces miracles in everything they prepare, from baked goods to wonderful ramen. Believe us, each bowl is worth the wait, as it is concocted with meticulousness and passion. 3 variations are offered: the signature recipe, spicy ramen, and yuzu.
1775, boul. St-Martin O, Laval, H7S 1N2
This noodle bar is located in Laval, we go there to enjoy a good bowl of ramen or pho soup. As a fusion cuisine restaurant, there are more than 7 different broths and recipes of ramen including general tao chicken, beef, and Tokyo shoyu. Accompany your meal with a bubble tea to refresh yourself!
1007, boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, H2Z 1J4
We're heading to Chinatown to enjoy a bowl of Sumo Ramen. There is no shortage of variety, as they have over 15 different ramen options ranging from vegan to spicy beef ramen. There is something for everyone, both in the soups and the other dishes on the menu.