Ramen is among some of the most comforting, delicious dishes in the world. Packed with flavor and warmth, this Japanese dish will not disappoint you.
Whether you are a traveler looking for a place that serves some wholesome ramen, or a local looking to try some new cuisines, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of the best 15 ramen restaurants in Brisbane.
Location: CBD Queen St, Level 2, 480 Queen St, Brisbane QLD 4000
South Brisbane: 154 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Opening Hours: Queen St location: 7 days a week (12pm – weekdays 11:30am – 2pm / 5:30 – 8:30pm)
South Brisbane location: 7 days a week (12-2 pm/5:30-8:30 pm)
With two locations in Brisbane, this little gem will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
Operating as a restaurant for 10 years, this restaurant crafts all its components for ramen from scratch. If it’s authenticity you are looking for then this is the place for you.
They boast a very inclusive menu, with plenty of vegan/vegetarian options, along with customers being able to customize their ramen orders. Their Red Tonkotsu Ramen in particular is packed with flavor and beautifully presented.
Their vegan gyozas are also highly recommended, with a crispy, well-cooked base!
Location: 52 Merivale St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Kiosk 8.01, Chop Chop Cavill Lane 6 Orchid Avenue Surfers Paradise QLD, 4217, Australia
24/59-73 Meron St, Southport QLD 4215, Australia
Opening Hours: Southport: 7 days a week (11 am-10 pm)
Surfers Paradise: 7 days a week (11 am- 9 pm)
South Brisbane: 7 days a week (11 am-10 pm)
If you need some reassurance on whether this place is good or not, they have three restaurants in Brisbane!
They are praised for their deliciously rich broths, and how customizable their ramens are. Design your own perfect bowl by choosing everything, from how firm you’d like your noodles, to the intensity of your broth.
An added bonus is you get two hours of free parking when dining here! (South Brisbane and Southport locations only).
Location: Shop E 51 Sherwood Rd, Toowong, QLD, Australia 4066
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm 5:30-8:30pm (Mon-Fri)
This tiny little restaurant is praised for its authenticity and how closely their dishes resemble ramen in Japan. The food is made to order, so you are guaranteed to experience a completely fresh and delicious meal.
Their black garlic ramen comes highly recommended, along with their soft shell crab miso ramen. Are you salivating at the mouth too?
The only downside is there is sometimes a queue to dine here, but we’ll take that as a sign of how good it is.
Location: 62 Charlotte St, Brisbane City
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday (11am-8:30pm) Friday – Saturday (11am – 9pm) Sunday (11am-8pm)
As the name suggests, as well as serving some of the best, authentic ramen, this restaurant also serves some mouthwatering delicious Japanese sweets.
Their Tonkotsu ramen is to die for, with a broth so rich and creamy you won’t be able to get enough of it.
Their cream puffs also come highly recommended.
Location: 342 McCullough St, Sunnybank, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 4109
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (9 am-5:30 pm) Sunday (9am-4pm)
What makes this authentic restaurant stand out is its Ramen Champion Challenge. You must finish a huge bowl of ramen that’s equivalent to 5 portions, you’ll also have to demolish the broth as well!
This must be done within a 25-minute time limit. If you’re up to this fun challenge why not give it a try. You’ll receive a free meal, a $50 voucher and you’ll feature in their hall of fame.
Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, their veggie ramen is highly recommended as it has an interesting twist being made with mushroom broth!
Location: Myer Centre
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday (11 am-4 pm) Friday (11 am-5 pm) Sunday (11 am-5:30 pm)
This is another favorite among locals. They’ve received some serious praise for how good their broths are and they are known for their fast and exceptional service!
They have a number of locations in Brisbane, including Sunnybank Market, Garden City Shopping Centre, and Queen Street Mall Shop (to name a few)
A big plus is you get to order free noodles once you finish your main!
Location: 2011 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt
Opening Hours: Monday -Wednesday &Saturday – Sunday (10:30am-7:30pm) Thursday( 10:30am-8:30pm) Friday (10:30am-8pm).
This Japanese kitchen revolves around producing the finest ramen bowls. Their simple selection allows them to take time in perfecting each one.
Their options are classic ramen, black ramen, and red ramen, the red being the spicy option. Each bowl comes with a complimentary takana (spicy Japanese pickles).
You are also entitled to free gyoza on your birthday!
Location: Shop 15/21 Kingston Rd Underwood, Queensland 4119.
Opening Hours: Mondays closed. Tuesday -Friday (11am-2:30pm/5pm-8:30pm)
Saturday -Sunday (11am-3pm/4:30-8:30pm)
This food stall on 8 street serves excellent ramen. They’ve added a twist to their menu, serving a prawn broth mixed with tonkatsu (pork bone),for an immense flavor.
Don’t let the size of this little place fool you, they’re service is known for being exquisite.
Location: 2/105 Dandenong St, Jamboree Heights
Opening Hours: Closed Mondays. Tuesday -Saturday ( 11 am-9 pm) Sunday (4-9 pm)
A classic Japanese-style restaurant, this is the perfect option if you’d like some Japanese comfort food.
Their ramen is known for being delicious and authentic and is a go-to takeaway option for those nights where leaving the house just doesn’t sound appealing.
Location: k104/1151 Creek Rd, Carindale
Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday (11 am-8 pm) Thursday – Saturday (11 am-9 pm) Sunday (11 am-6 pm)
This restaurant hand-makes ramen noodles right in the store. They also have their own Ramen Master with over 20 years of experience operating in their kitchens.
Their Tonkotsu ramen is highly recommended and their very efficient and friendly staff just makes going here an overall positive experience.
Location: 1 TCB Centre, 315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday (12-3pm / 5:30-10pm) Saturday (5:30-10pm) Sunday (5-9pm)
This cozy little restaurant is hidden away in the middle of Chinatown in Brisbane.
It boasts a modern yet cozy design inside, with a high-tech experience of ordering. Everything is ordered through Ipads, making this a convenient and time-efficient experience.
The consistency of their food has remained excellent throughout the years and won’t disappoint you. An added bonus is they have a really good selection of beers and saki!
Location: Shop 4/123 Albert St, Brisbane City
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday (11:30am – 8pm) Friday (11:30am-9pm) Saturday – Sunday (12-8pm)
Discover your favorite ramen with this restaurant’s extensive selection. You also have the option to completely customize your own ramen bowl. You can also get a portion of complementary extra noodles!
They even have a wonderful selection of side dishes that you can order as ‘tapas’ if you rather try a few things instead of one big dish.
If that doesn’t sell it to you, they offer 10% off of your favorite ramen dish for students, available every day from 2 pm onwards.
Location: 102 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
Opening Hours: Monday-Tuesday (4:30-9 pm) Wednesday-Thursday (5-9 pm) Friday-Saturday (12-2:30 pm/ 5-9 pm) and Sunday (5-8 pm)
This small but busy restaurant is a popular one due to the yumminess of its food. Their popular dish is their Tonkotsu ramen, which is said to be packed with flavor.
They also serve a variety of sides that are all gluten-free! A must-try here is their miso sweet corn side, yes it’s corn, but trust us!
Location: Shop 6/220 Melbourne St, South Brisbane.
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (11 am-10 pm)
Nuzzle into your seat by the open kitchen of this restaurant to watch these chefs work their magic preparing some of the best authentic Japanese dishes.
Tuck into your heartwarming bowl of ramen along with their Japanese beer, cider, sake, or shochu.
Their spicy pork ramen comes highly recommended, along with their karaage chicken. This is another hassle-free option as ordering is done on an Ipad directly from your table.
Location: 12/12 Duncan St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
Opening Hours: Monday- Sunday (11:30am – 2pm/ 5-10pm).
This chic little bar is the perfect date night setting. Its buzzing atmosphere isn’t the only thing people love about this place. The quality of the food is amazing, with hearty bowls of ramen filled with flavor, and several vegans and vegetarian options to choose from.
Whether it’s a girls night you’re looking for, or a first date location, this modern little restaurant is a perfect choice.
When it comes to finding the perfect restaurant that serves ramen, the lists are endless. Over the last few years, many restaurants have opened up that serve this dish.
Japanese cuisine’s popularity is ever-increasing, which means more options will pop up. There’s nothing better than cozying up with some warm ramen on a cold rainy night, so choose a place on this list and get going!