Ramen is one of those foods that really is great all year round. And, with the strong Asian culture in Toronto, you'll never be too far from a ramen spot, as there is usually one in every neighbourhood you can find. If you're looking for a new favourite spot to eat, look no further, as we've compiled this list of Toronto ramen spots to help you find it.
With the first official snowfall in the GTA this month, winter is now upon us. While there are plenty of great things about this time of year, the chilly weather probably makes the majority of us want to head inside and hide under the blankets. But what better way to warm up than with perhaps the ultimate comfort food, ramen!
There are so many different flavours and styles of ramen out there, so go wild. There's even beer with ramen in it if that's your sort of mash-up. Whether you like something super spicy or totally sweet, it's all there for you.
And there may even be some combinations you would never expect. So go on, read ahead.
Ryus Noodle Bar
Address: 786 Broadview Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: The food is so good it was even included in a ramen museum in Japan. How's that for an endorsement?
Jinya Ramen Bar
Address: 399 Church St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: It's like taking a trip to Japan, but without breaking the bank.
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Address: 91 Dundas St. E., and 2057 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Their soup is made with love and care, as they explain here.
Address: 421 College St., 1111 Richmond St. W., and 609 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: For all the ramen places in Toronto, this is the only one in the GTA that serves Wok Fried Red Miso Ramen. The signature dish is made with red and white miso, sake, and tonkotsu broth.
Address: 261 Queen St. W., 2459 Yonge St., and 1070 Major MacKenzie Dr. E., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Touhenboku is one of the original names in the Toronto ramen game. When you turn up, you'll see why.
Address: Nine locations across the GTA, ON
Why You Need To Go: Consistently named one of the top ramen spots in Toronto, it adds a sophisticated flair to your meal. Sansotei may have only been around since 2012, but it's a winner.
Address: 568 Parliament St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: "Tokyo" is in the name, so you know it's gotta be good. With a broth so rich it could even afford Toronto rent, you'll struggle to stop eating.
Address: 10 locations across the GTA, ON
Why You Need To Go: Since opening on Baldwin Street in 2012, Kinton has become a major player in the ramen game. If you haven't tried it, what have you even been doing?
Lan Zhou Ramen
Address: 185 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Huge portions, affordable prices, fast service. What's not to love?