Perth is the home of some of Australia’s finest international cuisine. Take a walk through the town, you’ll pass as many restaurants from Asia as you will from Europe.And amongst those Asian restaurants, you’ll find Japanese eateries well-represented.
For one thing people in Perth agree on is that ramen is one of the tastiest comfort meals out there.
In this guide, we’re looking at the 15 best Ramen places in the WA capital to help you decide where to book your next meal with friends.
Location: 83 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000 Ph: (08) 9221 7577
The first venue on our list is definitely one of the most unique you’ll find anywhere in Australia.
It’s a Japanese restaurant, with a wide range of liquors and a theme centred around video games. You’d be very hard pressed to find that combination anywhere else.
The main reason we’ve included Main Street Ryu on our list is its famous Volcano Ramen. This is a seafood based ramen dish, with crab, mussel and other seafood and vegetables, all served in a spicy broth.
You can choose which level of ‘disaster’ you want to experience, with the levels ranging from ‘less spicy’ to ‘extra spicy’. ‘Sounds great, hey?
Dining at this place is a really fun way to spend an evening with friends, slurping noodles and sampling the many drinks available.
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Location: Market Hall, Yagan Square, Cnr William & Wellington St (Next to Screen Tower), Perth, WA 6000 Ph: (08) 6507 3031
A slightly more traditional example of a Japanese restaurant, Hiss And Smoke has a menu with everything you need to cover everyone’s tastes.
There might not be an expansive ramen section on the menu but the Yaki Ramen on the lunch menu is definitely worth trying.
It’s a stir-fry ramen that’s served with baby squid and egg, all with a rich broth. The stir-fry aspect of the dish gives the whole bowl a gorgeous smoky flavour.
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Location: 311 William St, Northbridge, WA 6003 Ph: 0402 770 146
Now, if we told you this place was a Japanese noodle bar that also does laundry, you probably wouldn’t believe us. However, it’s actually true.
Bring your dirty clothes along with you and try out the great noodle menu while you wait. There aren’t many places in the world where you can go to do that.
There are plenty of great noodle dishes on the menu at Lucky Chan’s. Some are fairly traditional Japanese recipes but there are definitely a few interesting twists that will grab your attention.
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Location: FOMO FREO, G12/10 William St, Fremantle, WA 6160
The clue is in the name when it comes to this restaurant: they really know what they’re doing with ramen.
You’ll find 9 different set menu items for ramen alone. These can all be customised in pretty much any way you want, with plenty of extra toppings available for each.
It’s basically impossible for someone to come here and not find a ramen that suits their tastes, so it’s a great place to go with a group of fussy eaters. At Dosukoi Ramen everybody will enjoy their meal.
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Location: Southlands Boulevarde, Outside Southlands Shopping Centre 4, 41 Burrendah Blvd, Willeton, WA 6155 Ph: (08) 9310 1698
It’s over to Southlands Shopping Centre for the next place on out list of the best ramen in Perth.
Ramen Boy is another Japanese restaurant that’s dedicated to making great ramen. They don’t have quite the same level of customisation as Dosukoi Ramen, but they still have a great selection available.
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This place has been around long enough to know what flavour combinations work well together for the Australian palate.
What’s more, this is a really budget friendly joint with the Boy Ramen only costing $7.90 and the bigger bowls a very economical $11.90.
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Location: 62 Roe St, Northbridge, WA 6003 Ph: (08) 6248 2033 & 850 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park, WA 6101 Ph: (08) 6460 5968
One of the best reviewed and most popular Japanese restaurants in the whole of Perth, Hakata Gensuke absolutely had to make it onto our list.
Their signature Tonkotsu Ramen is to die for, making great use of some traditional flavour combinations that you don’t see in many modern Japanese restaurants any more.
This pork bone broth makes for one of the richest bases to carry the silky smooth noodles, tender pork and veggies.
Even if that doesn’t take your fancy, there are plenty of other world class ramen dishes on the menu.
Trust us when we say you definitely want to check this place out.
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Location: 33 Hulme Ct, Myaree, WA 6154 Ph: (08) 9330 9273
A humble Japanese restaurant with a delicious menu and intimate, friendly vibes, Oishii Ramen is a great place to enjoy a meal alone or with a small group of friends.
They have loads of set menu items when it comes to ramen but one of the highlights is definitely the Spicy Miso. It’s a warm, comforting bowl teeming with a variety of ingredients, flavours and textures that makes every bite feel special.
As long as you can handle the spice, you’re sure to enjoy this ramen dish.
Location: Shop 2, Ground Level, 100/104 Murray St, Perth, WA 6000 Ph: (08) 9221 9462
The thing that makes this place stand out immediately from the competition is that they make all of their noodles fresh, in-house, every day. So of course, we had to include it in our rundown of the best ramen in Perth.
There are no shortcuts when it comes to the other ingredients either. The set menu items aren’t complicated and make good use of traditional Japanese recipes.
It’s no surprise that the slightly thicker Udon Noodles are the speciality for this restaurant. That said, you definitely have to try out some Udon Ramen when you visit.
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Location: Unit 3/902 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park, WA 6101 Ph: (08) 6150 1827
A slightly more modern take on a Japanese restaurant, Ramen Samurai features a clean, vast interior with great decor and an even better menu.
At this eatery they make their noodles fresh, every day and have 10 different ramen flavours to choose from.
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If you think you can handle your spice or just fancy a challenge, the Devil’s Ramen is a delicious option.
Alternatively, for something a little bit different, why not check out the Tsukemen? It’s a broth-less ramen that’s served with a dipping sauce instead.
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Location: 305 Willian St, Northbridge, WA 6003 Ph: (08) 6107 6380
Tosaka is an excellent place to enjoy a meal out with a group of friends and family. They have a great alcoholic drinks menu with some authentic Japanese options if you fancy an evening meal. Alternatively, the lunch menu has enough deliciousness on it to keep everyone satisfied.
Plenty of customer reviews testify to how great Tosaka’s ramen is. However, so many options available on their menu, it’s no wonder everybody can find something they enjoy.
Po it on your list of the best ramen in Perth and see what you think.
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Location: Kings Square, Shops 1.2 & 1.3, KS1/556 Wellington St, Perth, WA 6000 Ph: (08) 9324 2757 & Shop R204 Westfield Carousel, 1382 Albany Hwy, Cannington WA 6107 Ph: (08) 6110 3415
Ippudo is one of the more up market options we’ve included on our list of the best ramen in Perth. It has branches in WA and Melbourne, with customers in both locations constantly coming back for more.
From the moment you step inside, you become aware of the aura of sophistication and class- definitely not something you get from the average ramen place.
Not to mention, when it comes to ramen, this palace it’s own signature dish: Shiromaru Motoaji. The expert chefs have perfected the flavours of this creamy broth which pairs gorgeously with the noodles, pork loin and vegetables.
Location: 63 Barrack St, Perth, WA 6000 Ph: (08) 6238 0393
This restaurant provides a very traditional Japanese dining experience, with authentic interior decor and table layouts that allow guests to enjoy a meal with a group of friends or on their own.
If you come here, you have to try their Ajitama Chashu-Uma Ramen. It might be a bit of a mouthful to order but you’ll quickly forget about that when a bowl full of delicious broth, stacked high with meat and veggies, arrives at your table.
Location: The Melbourne Hotel, 33 Milligan St, Perth, WA 6000
Located in the exquisite Melbourne Hotel, Ramen Keisuke has some of the best ramen dishes in the whole city. Well, you would hope so when they call themselves ‘Tomkotsu King’!
Seriously, this place doesn’t just do comfort food, stacking bowls with a bunch of salty ingredients. Instead, the chefs here have worked hard to create menu items that combine unique ingredients together to create incredibly delicious meals.
Our advice is to avoid altering the menu items too much and just enjoy whatever the chefs prepare for you.
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Location: 43 Monger St, Perth, WA 6000 Ph: 0450 872 128
We’re almost at the end of our list but that doesn’t mean we’ve run out of great ramen places in Perth.
Ramen Ichiraku has ramen dishes with more depth of flavour and variety of ingredients than you’ll find at many other Japanese restaurants.
For example, their Red Dragon ramen dish uses the flavour of chilli paste as a backdrop to all the other ingredients that come in the bowl. You can even choose the level of spice you want in the dish, though the restaurant does specify there are no refunds if you overestimate your tolerance.
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Location: 191/580 Hay St, Perth, WA 6000 Ph: (08) 9325 2090
The final restaurant on our list of the best ramen in Perth is also one of the most popular and well reviewed in the whole of the city.
Customers love how light and delicious each bowl and plate of food is. The restaurant does a good job of avoiding the common pitfall of greasy, stodgy ramen that fills you up but leaves you feeling bloated.
Their Shio Ramen is a great example of this. It’s a clear broth, served with a variety of delicious vegetables including fresh seaweed and bamboo shoots. What’s more, their house roasted pork slices really compliment the dish. It’ll definitely leave you wanting more.
Of course, there are plenty of other Japanese restaurants in the city of Perth that we didn’t have time to look at in this article.
However, if you love your noodles and you’re looking for some inspiration for planning a meal out with friends and family, this look at the best ramen in Perth is a good starting point.