Slurp Noodles And Sup Broth With The Best Ramen In Manchester

Bubbling bowls of steamy stock are not only all the rage across our city, but the restaurants offering them have got the rich Japanese flavours and killer side plates to back them up. From pairing noodles with sushi, takoyaki (those delicious deep-fried balls with octopus) or cocktails to creating truffle-packed twists, each of these places for the best ramen in Manchester is an absolute must-try.


Shoryu Ramen

The best ramen in Manchester city centre? Shoryu are certainly up there with the most popular and sought after. Settle into a booth at this sleek Northern Quarter spot, where your meal of 12-hour pork broth and toppings will be accompanied by the finest sake and wine. Whether you fancy bites of takoyaki, shoryu buns with char siu pork belly or grilled teriyaki salmon to share with your ramen, there's a whole host of other traditional dishes to chow down on too. Kids menus and vegetarian options? Opt for a mushroom broth instead.

Shoryu Ramen Manchester Miso Tonkotsu | DesignMyNight

Hopeless ramen-tics will appreciate this sleek setting.

Maki & Ramen Manchester

Doing exactly what it says on the tin, Maki & Ramen (their first England branch in Manchester) make sure you can nab everything from sushi rolls to katsu curry, gyoza and, of course, the main event. Our favourite flavour? The black tonkotsu - a twist on the classic that's topped off by a good glug of homemade black garlic oil, alongside the usual pork belly, crispy onions and half a soft-boiled egg. Vegan options are available too, with their 'Miso' option promising pak choi and vegan ramen noodles with tofu for just £12.90.

Maki & Ramen Manchester | DesignMyNight

Every bowl of Japanese ramen in Manchester is envious of these bad boys.

Tokyo Ramen 

Toyko Ramen's Manchester menu is small but mighty, with tantanmen, kinoko, shio and shoyu flavours making the final list. If that wasn't enough, then the crispiest koji fried chicken and plenty of flavourful veggie gyozas come on the side too, all to be swilled away by none other than an Asahi. This is casual NQ dining at its finest.

Tokyo Ramen Manchester Menu Highlights | DesignMyNight

There's flavours and meats to suit every palate at this spot for authentic ramen in Manchester.

New Wave Ramen

Out of all the ramen in Manchester's Northern Quarter, New Wave is serving it up in the most vibrant of surrounds: Mackie Mayor food court and a new Tib Street location. Our top pick would be the paitan ramen, a creamy chicken-based cousin of the classic tonkotsu. Or, if you're brave enough, get your hands on the pigs head korokke (croquettes) with potato, miso mayo and seaweed powder.

New Wave Ramen Manchester Mackie Mayor | DesignMyNight

Less unusual (but equally tasty) sides like chicken karaage make the menu too.

Shogun Ramen & Bar 

Shogun Ramen & Bar has opened on the site of what was formerly Peck & Yard in Chorlton at 55 Manchester Road. The pan-Asian fried chicken shop closed last year, but has relaunched as the friendly neighbourhood destination for broth-soaked noodles. But that's not the best part, as it's also making sure to whip up halal ramen for Manchester too. With bowls from as little as £7 for kids, and £7.99 for adults, this is one of the most affordable spots in the city for ramen at its best.

Shogun Ramen & Bar Chorlton Manchester | DesignMyNight

From truffle-laced broth to yakitori skewers, this place is vowing for the top spot of best Manchester ramen menu.

Lucky Ramen Manchester

For ramen in Manchester's Ancoats (13 Blossom Street to be exact), this kitchen resident at Mule is where you should be looking to. Not only that, but Lucky Ramen are pairing steaming bowls of noodles with sushi too, including maki, raw fish tacos and tataki, so you can get a taste of these Japanese favourites side-by-side. With space for only a dozen diners, this intimate setting is worth the walk-in wait. Our suggestion? The 'Nagoya' with a spicy meat broth, sir-fry soboro pork and crispy shallots for £13.90.

Lucky Ramen And Sushi Manchester Ancoats | DesignMyNight

Thought good vegan ramen in Manchester was hard to find? Time to change that too.

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