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Where to Find the Best Ramen in Philadelphia

Our favorite spots around Philadelphia

For many, ramen conjures an image of instant noodles good for a cheap meal. In recent years, Philadelphia has seen a surge in restaurants serving real, hearty ramen that will make those days waiting at the microwave seem like a distant memory.

The traditional Japanese noodle soup dish can be found throughout the city, with favorites including Nom Nom Ramen in Rittenhouse Square, Market 16 Noodle Bar and Ramen Bar in University City, Hiro Ramen House in Washington Square and Terakawa Ramen in Chinatown. Each brings its own distinctive spin on the dish, offering quick and inexpensive eats to aspiring slurpers.

Read on for our picks for the best ramen in Philadelphia.

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Market 16 Noodle Bar

Drexel University’s campus gets a fast-service lunch option with Market 16 Noodle Bar, serving hot and cold noodle dishes, teas, sushi and takeaway snacks for studying around the clock.
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Ramen Bar Philly

Nuts for noodles

Just a few blocks from Market 16 Noodle Bar, Ramen Bar Philly has staked its own claim in University City, with an affordable menu featuring eight kinds of noodles with extra toppings, plus fried rice and Japanese entrees such as black cod and steak teriyaki.
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