Few things taste as good on a cold wintry day like a steaming hot bowl of ramen. It is hard not to love the comforting Japanese noodle dish as it is so cheap and filling. To help you enjoy a massive bowl delicious broth and noodles, we brought together all the top Ottawa ramen spots that are perfect for when you're sick of the cold.

Nearly every region of Japan has its unique type of ramen. Here in Ottawa, you can find plenty of different versions with flavour-packed broths made with miso, soy sauce, or pork bones.

Many ramen shops in the city will also let you further customize the dish by picking between thin or thick noodles. Some restaurants, like Koichi Ramen, will even make a custom bowl with your selected toppings.

If you are on a budget, you'll be happy to note a bowl the size of your head is often under $15. So the next time you are starving, you can devour a bowl without breaking the bank.

If you love Japanese food, you'll undoubtedly want to add these ramen shops to your Ottawa restaurant bucket list. Here are seven of the best spots to enjoy ramen in the National Capital on a frosty winter day:

Ginza

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Cuisine: Japanese

Address: 280 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: At Ginza, you can up your ramen game with extra pork belly, noodles, eggs, corn or more.

Kuidaore Izakaya

Price: 💸💸💸

Cuisine: Japanese

Address: 420 Preston St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: At this restaurant in Little Italy, they have a ton of different types of ramen to pick from including tofu noodles.

Datsun

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Asian fusion

Address: 380 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: They make a delicious bowl of pork belly tonkatsu ramen with black garlic oil.

Sansotei Ramen

Price: 💸💸💸

Cuisine: Japanese

Address: 153 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Sansotei Ramen typically has a line out the door because their noodle bowls are one of the best in the city.

Hanabi Japanese Cuisine

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Japanese

Address: 434 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: They offer several types of ramen, including seafood, ribs, and miso.

Koichi Ramen

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Japanese

Address: 832 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Here you can make your custom bowl of ramen. You can pick your broth, protein, spiciness and toppings.

Wasabi

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Cuisine: Japanese

Address: 41 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Their noodle bar sells three different types of ramen, either with meat or seafood broths.

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