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30 Best Ramen Sydney Restaurants [2023]

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Best Ramen Sydney Restaurants

Best Ramen Sydney
Best Ramen Sydney

Looking for the best ramen restaurants in Sydney? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the 30 best ramen Sydney joints, guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. From traditional ramen noodles to modern takes on this Japanese classic, there’s something for everyone here. So what are you waiting for? Check out our top picks and get ready to slurp down some delicious ramen Sydney!

1) Ramen Zundo

Key ServiceOffers 4 different types of ramen menu
Operating HoursLocations

Ramen Zundo is frequently neglected in discussions about where to find the best ramen in Sydney, yet it’s impossible to ignore its popularity. Zundo is one of the CBD’s most well-known ramen restaurants, with locations in World Square and Chatswood.

If you’re looking for something more unique, order their tonkotsu tsukemen. Take advantage of the difference since there aren’t as many places in Sydney that offer excellent tsukemen as there are in Tokyo, which is as close to a big caramelized dipping broth as you’ll find.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers 4 different types of ramen menu
  • Homemade noodles
  • With a reasonable price

Customer’s Review:

Authentic ramen in the heart of CBD! Did a cheat here by ordering the dried bonito tonkotsu ramen Sydney and extra-thick noodles, and an extra chicken kaarage rice that comes up to a total of 25 AUD, totally enough for two. Will be back again for sure!

Daniel Tan

2) Butter

Key ServiceServes different ramen special monthly
Address6 Hunt St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone0402 212 246
Operating HoursMonday to Wednesday, 11:00am to 9:30pm
Thursday, 11:00am to 10:00pm
Friday to Saturday, 11:00am to 10:30pm
Sunday, 11:30am – 9:00pm

Butter is an unusual ramen Sydney restaurant pick in this bracket. Only once in a while, however, does owner and chef Julian Cincotta serve his renowned fried chicken ramen, forcing the most serious ramen fans to keep an eye on Butter’s social media for any last-minute announcements. There is no set dinner here, but the monthly special will frequently be included with Julian’s fried chicken ramen. It’s a seasonal favourite that uses fried chicken to flavor the broth and gives it the sort of richness you’d expect from pork.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves different ramen special monthly
  • Serves the best fried chicken
  • Serves wide range of drinks

Customer’s Review:

Really loved this place! The service was great, atmosphere fun DVD the food generous. The chicken ramen was amazing… spicy and super think sauce (friends with me thought the sauce was too think but I disagreed)! Chicken wings are amazing… so tasty! I do not usually eat fried food but this place was simply awesome!

James Arvanitakis

3) Umami Dojo

Key ServiceSpecial broth-making technique
Address48 Harris St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia
Phone+61 2 7900 5857
Operating HoursDaily 5:30 PM to 9 PM

The unsung cook at Keji’s House of Ramen in Kaimuki, Keji Mizuno, uses a unique broth-making method that is commonly used in ramen shops in Tokyo’s Bunkyo district. That’s essentially brewing ramen stock with coffee siphons, which would explain the row of flasks that oddly bubble behind the bar at Umami Dojo. The flavor is richer and more delicate, with bonito, dried sardine, and spicy niboshi taking center stage. They all make use of a chicken-based broth rather than tonkotsu.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves three ramen options 
  • Special broth-making technique
  • Japanese vibe

Customer’s Review:

The ramen was fantastic. The broth I find is very different to the other ramen Sdyney restaurants. It is very unique and delicious! The noodles had a nice bounce. Would I come back? Absolutely. Am I willing to travel out of my way to eat here? Yes without a doubt.

Ron Ongo

4) Ryo’s Noodles

Key ServiceTraditional Japanese cuisine
Address125 Falcon Street Crows Nest
Phone(02) 9955 0225
Operating HoursDaily 11:40AM–2PM, 5–8:30PM

Soy sauce flavor is the most important option. Tonkotsu (pork bone) would be the best alternative. While Ryo’s selections are not overlooked, it is this distinction that has drawn the attention of Sydney’s most ardent ramen slurpers and kept it there ever since. The South Bank’s only bar, located in the historic Inner City North building, is as cosy and homely as it gets. It might be hard to take your eyes off this tiny pub, which is frequented by North Shore residents from neighboring regions such as Neutral Bay and North Sydney.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves rich flavor-packed shoyu ramen
  • Traditional Japanese cuisine
  • Serves vegetarian ramen menu

Customer’s Review:

Arguably the best Ramen in Sydney! Their fried rice is amazing and the chicken karaage to die for. Bit of a queue but it goes quickly as they’re very efficient inside.

John-Paul Di Donato

5) RaRa Ramen

Key ServiceHas the best tonkotsu ramen
Operating HoursLocations

The city’s ramen scene wouldn’t be the same without RaRa Ramen, which has become so important that it may well be Sydney’s best ramen restaurant if you want to convert people who don’t regularly consume it. You should also check out RaRa Chan, the latest venture from the group, which has a similar name. It’s in the new dining precinct in South Eveleigh. I haven’t been there myself, but it’s a good addition to this list that will be updated soon.

Key Differentiators:

  • Has the best tonkotsu ramen
  • Easy reservation or booking
  • Helpful and friendly staff

Customer’s Review:

I love my ramen and this one was right up there. I had the tonkatsu with chili and black garlic and it was delicious, the chashu tasted amazing and had a great charred quality to it. We sat at the counter, the service was great.

Brett East

6) Gogyo

Key ServiceHas the best classic ramen
Address413 Brunswick Street Fitzroy 3065 VIC
Phone03-9417-7474 (+61 3 9417 7474)
Operating HoursDINNER Tuesday – Saturday (6pm-8:30pm) / Sunday 8pm
Lunch Friday – Sunday 12pm-2:30pm

GOGYO Surry Hills offers a comprehensive range of contemporary a la carte selections that may be followed or complemented by the ramen menu. There are multiple things to try from the a la carte kitchen menu, including shared nibbles and sashimi dishes, as well as robata grilled mains. Kogashi-style ramen is another one of GOGYO’s signature offerings. It involves a charring technique to create extremely fragrant and bittersweet results that can only be tasted in their restaurants.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves vegetarian option
  • Has the best classic ramen
  • The best chicken karaage

Customer’s Review:

Went to Gogyo a few times and we enjoyed every visit. We tried the signature charred miso ramen Sydney and classic tonkotsu ramen, both versions were flavoursome and consistent. Good food and ambience. Booking is recommended and worth noting its strict seating time restriction.

E Teo

7) Gumshara

Key ServiceMade by traditional Japanese way
AddressEating World Food Court, Shop 211/25-29 Dixon St, Haymarket NSW 2000
Phone0410 253 180
Operating HoursDaily 11:30 – 14:30 & 17:00 – 20:30

Gumshara is famous for its high-quality ramen, and it’s the leaderof the industry. Gumshara is also where you’ll find some of the finest ramen in Sydney. Their garlic tonkotsu ramen, which comes with a thick broth and tons of garlic, can’t be missed. Gumshara is famous for its consistency, and the food court in Chinatown’s Eating World gives it all the room it needs. It’s one of Sydney’s finest ramen restaurants, and its location in Chinatown’s Eating World Food Court ensures that it is surrounded by similar high-quality options.

Key Differentiators:

  • Made by traditional Japanese way
  • Only uses fresh pork bone and water
  • All handmade and hand packed

Customer’s Review:

Another great ramen place, this ramen joint has been operating awhile and they got it down pat. There is but learning process when ordering example thick or light broth, you go up to order and your numbers get called out when your ramen is ready. What a bowl of ramen they served, it so flavourful and you can taste the richness in broth.

Mike Huynh

8) Bones Ramen

Key ServiceContemporary ramen place
Address51-57 Bayswater Rd, Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011
Operating HoursWednesday to Saturday
12pm – 2.30pm
5pm – 9pm
12pm – 2.30pm
5pm – 8pm

Bones Ramen is a cheerful 20-seat restaurant that emphasizes fresh, local ingredients and in-house production of broths and soy seasoning. There may be no chicken karaage ramen on the menu, but that rich and wonderfully creamy chicken baitan stock is fantastic if you want something packed with taste. Although the vegetarian broth ramen is a clear winner.

Key Differentiators:

  • Contemporary ramen place
  • Friendly staff
  • Complex broth and original toppings

Customer’s Review:

Simply loved the place, my new go to spot for Ramen. Staff are friendly and provide a great service. The soup is so warm and comforting. Great to have a wonderful addition to the hood. Thanks, guys.

Moore Performance

9) Mashi No Mashi

Key ServiceJapanese cuisine
AddressLevel 6 Harbourside 80 Pyrmont Street The Star Pyrmont, 2009 NSW
Phone+61 2 9657 8628
Operating HoursMonday-Thursday (12–3pm, 5–10pm)
Friday-Saturday (12–3pm, 5–11:30pm)
Sunday (12–3pm, 5–10pm)

Mashi No Mashi is Sydney’s ramen scene at its zenith—maybe even a state of noodle soup euphoria—with Wagyumafia being the headline ramen brand. Wagyumafia, which specializes in Japanese wagyu, is a Japanese import that has become the topic of conversation among foodies. Naturally, their ramen company is focused on beef.

Key Differentiators:

  • famous miso ramen
  • Mashi No Mashi’s 100% Wagyu beef bone stock is released in Australia

Customer’s Review:

Mashi no mashi serves beef ramen (where ramen is normally chicken or pork or seafood or some combination inbetween) which is a rarity in itself but in Australia is practically non existent, and here they don’t hold back halfway but have launched with maximum quality from the get go, leveraging on the experience of the existing restaurants sharing this name

10) Senpai Ramen

Key ServiceJapanese restaurant
AddressG05/88 Archer St Chatswood, NSW 2067
Operating HoursDinner: Tuesday – Sunday (5:00pm – 9:00pm)
Lunch: Thursday – Sunday (11:30am – 2:30pm)

Chase Kojima is a culinary genius who has received numerous accolades, including three James Beard Awards and two Michelin stars. He’s set up a tiny ramen restaurant on the Lower North Shore of Sydney. The word “senpai” means “honored person,” which appropriately recognizes the quality of cuisine—and the chef’s skill. You’ll get a seven-course tasting menu instead of a fast bowl of steaming-hot noodle soup if you visit Senpai Ramen. Yes, Senpai Ramen is an omakase establishment.

Key Differentiators:

  • next level ramen
  • snacks in a 20 seat omakase-style diner

Customer’s Review:

Superb ramen! So delicious – definitely one of my favourite ramen places in Sydney now.
Great to be able to add another one to the list.
Service as well was great + food came out really quickly.
Well done for a newly opened up place.
Look forward to coming back.


11) Tenkomori Ramen

Key ServiceFastfood ramen restaurant
AddressRegent Place, 29/501 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Operating HoursDaily 11:30 AM to 9 PM

In Tenkomori Ramen, customers may select from an assortment of broths before creating their own ramen noodles, meat, and toppings. Alternatively, you may go with the menu and let the experts decide for you. Choose number one for the tenkomori ramen, which includes stewed pork loin, pickled takana green, fish cake, dried seaweed, roasted sesame seeds, shallot, a seasoned boiled egg (white part only), bamboo shoots.

Key Differentiators:

  • All ramen comes with shallots, a naruto fishcake, and sesame seeds
  • Affordable ramen
  • Great location

Customer’s Review:

Delicious and heart warming ramen! Very popular lunch spot in the city so during peak hour 12-1pm expect to wait at least 10 minutes for your order to be ready. I ordered the ‘best seller, regular size with the pork broth’ on two days this week. I added ginger pickles on my second day. Perfect with chilli oil too! Yummy! I’ll be back again! Thank you!

Isabella S

12) Gaku Robata Grill

Key ServiceOffers Japanese wagyu ramen
Address2/132 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone02 9380 2145
Operating HoursOPEN / 18:00 – 23:00 Wed – Sun
CLOSE / Mon, Tue

Gaku offers an extensive and delicious ramen lunch menu, with only 40 portions available each day. Some of their daily specials include lobster ramen, which is sure to tantalize your taste buds. They also offer a variety of other soups, like Gaku Ramen 2.0 with light pork tonkotsu stock or umami konbu stock. All of their bowls come with different toppings like pork cha-shu or a half umami egg, and you can even get it spicy if you’re feeling adventurous! For an elevated experience, try their Japanese wagyu ramen served with wagyu consommé, Japanese A5 wagyu, and citrus black pepper sauce.

Key Differentiators:

  • Minimalist outpost 
  • With sake, cocktails & a wine list.
  • Ramen, sushi & charcoal grilled

Customer’s Review:

Accidentally went in to have dinner the other night. We’re totally surprised with their food. It was amazing! Fresh, tasty and the vibe is great. Despite with the small portion of food and price is a bit exy but we’re still satisfied and ended up ordering a lot. Definitely will come back to try out more.

Grace T. Chang

13) Ajisen Ramen

Key ServiceA casual Japanese restaurant
Address85 Liverpool St. Sydney 2000 Australia
Phone(02) 9267 8816
Operating HoursMonday to Thursday, 11:30am – 22:30pm
Friday & Saturday, 11:30am – 23:00pm

Ajisen Ramen, which translates to “world ramen”, is a reasonably priced place that offers delicious and authentic tonkotsu ramen with Kyushu noodles. Their classic bowl is filling and has an immense amount of flavor, while the “volcano ramen” lives up to its name with a fiery chili broth Hatcho miso sauce.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers ramen for vegan or vegetarians
  • Using Tonkotsu-based soup
  • Fresh ingredients

Customer’s Review:

Very delicious noodles and soup! The shop are a bit small but it is filled with the Japanese culture environment. Staffs are friendly and approachable. I will visit again if got chance.

Star Pang Sin Kwang

14) St Kai

Key ServiceOffers tantanmen ramen and mazesoba
Address38 Balmoral Rd, Mortdale 2223
Operating HoursTuesday to Sunday 6:30am – 3:00pm

Only two ramen dishes are available, but you’ll want to try both (so bring someone along you don’t mind sharing with). The tantanmen ramen is first, with miso pork and Mama Liu’s chili oil swirling in a flavorful house-made soy sauce broth topped with an onsen egg, bok choy, nori, and shallots. A mazesoba—or brothless—ramen follows that includes coffee-rub tiger prawns, steamed lotus root, yuzu sesame dressing, an onsen egg, and red miso.

Key Differentiators:

  • Unique and chill cafe
  • With Mama Liu’s chili oil
  • Unique fusion of Japanese dishes with a modern twist

Customer’s Review:

Unique and chill cafe tucked away in the quiet suburban streets. Coffees were very smooth. Really enjoyed the filter coffee and bebop coffee. Both the sandwich and brekkie roll were delicious. Definitely keen to come back and try more items from the menu.


15) Manpuku

Key ServiceNice selection of ramen noodles
Address226 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 2067
Phone02 9411 1021
Operating HoursWeekdays
(3-5pm closed)
(​Thursday Closed)

If you’re looking for a unique and delicious dining experience in Chatswood, look no further than Manpuku. This popular restaurant offers a rotating menu of 15 mouth-watering dishes, all cooked to perfection by Chef Hideto Suzuki. The signature dish, “Number Seven”, is made with a secret pork-and-chicken broth blend that’s unlike anything else you’ll find south of the equator!

Key Differentiators:

  • Service is friendly and efficient
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Has a 15-strong range of dishes to choose from

Customer’s Review:

Dumplings were very juicy and nice. Spicy ramen had the right amount of spicy mess for me that’s not too overpowering. There is usually a long wait, went around 1pm and waited for around 30mins as it goes by the ticket system. Would’ve been nice for the menu to have some pictures but besides that happy with what was ordered.

Joanna Gutierrez

16) Chaco Ramen

Key ServiceIzakaya menu
Address238 Crown Street,
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone(02) 9007 8352
Operating HoursTues to Sun 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–8:30PM

Chaco Ramen in Darlinghurst is a small ramen shop at the quiet end of Crown Street with a big reputation—and it has just expanded to Bondi Beach, where it now serves an izakaya menu. The ramen here comes in three varieties: fat soy, chilli coriander pork, or tomato tantan for the veggies, all made with Chaco Bar and Haco family of Japanese restaurants in Sydney. Shoyu broth, but with enhanced pork fat that gives it a tonkotsu-like texture and richness. They’ll even box everything up so you can cook it at home when you’re ready!

Key Differentiators:

  • Hip, bustling place with Japanese characters on the walls
  • Three ramen varieties
  • Uses shoyu broth with enhanced pork fat

Customer’s Review:

A great ramen joint, one of the best in Sydney. Their soy tonkotsu broth was amazing, very smooth, buttery and porky. And you adjust the fattiness level too. Their pork belly slice is thick and tender too. You can also try the chicken chili coriander ramen if you want something different. It’s light, spicy and refreshing. Their karaage is a must-have too, it’s crispy, lightly battered and lightly doused in soy.

Wilsen Tjhung

17) Ramen Goku

Key ServiceProviding traditional Ramen noodles
Address30 Glebe Point Road Glebe, NSW 2037
Phone+61 2 9277 4649
Operating HoursLUNCH
11:30am ~ 2:30pm
(Tue – Sun)
5:30pm ~ 9:00pm
(Tue – Sun)

If you’re looking for a delicious and hearty bowl of ramen, look no further than Ramen Goku. This unassuming restaurant is located in the middle of the action at Glebe Point Road, and their huge portion sizes and authentic flavors have earned them a loyal following amongst those who know a thing or two about ramen. Each dish is tailored to your taste buds, with broth consisting of a special blend of tonkotsu, salt, miso, and soy. So if you’re ever in the mood for some truly amazing ramen noodles, be sure to head on down to Ramen Goku!

Key Differentiators:

  • Authentic flavors
  • Can customize your ramen dish to your taste buds
  • Special blend of tonkotsu, salt, miso, and soy in their broth

Customer’s Review:

First visit and it was quite good. Order and pay before you sit down. Service is quite quick. A little place of good ramen is more than enough. Love my cold noodle. Recommended.

Chananya McIlrath

18) Yasaka

Key ServiceOffers four different types of tonkotsu-based broths
Address126 Liverpool st Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000
Phone+61 2 9261 3720
Operating HoursDaily 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Yasaka Ramen has been serving bowls of deliciousness for six years now! You can often spot their neon sign from a distance which reads “no ramen, no life”. We definitely agree with that message. They offer four different types of tonkotsu-based broths, all super thick and creamy. Recently, they’ve added a light chicken and fish soup to the menu to help balance things out.

Key Differentiators:

  • QR code menu
  • Super thick and creamy soups
  • Added a light chicken and fish soup to the menu

Customer’s Review:

All photos from seperate visits. Extremely delicious and not too pricey. The meat melts in your mouth and they follow instructions carefully.


19) TenTo

Key ServiceHas a 100 percent vegan ramen option
Address3/8 Hill St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Operating HoursDaily 8AM–3PM

TenTo is the place to go for a simple lunch that offers amazing ramen. TenTo is tucked away down a Surry Hills side street, and it’s unpretentious and no-frills. But don’t be fooled; this eatery is always packed. On a particularly chilly day, you’ll want the ramen—perhaps salmon or snapper ramen with house-made Gyokai tonkotsu base, as well as a 100 percent vegan ramen. They may not be the biggest soup bowls in the world, but they are delicious nonetheless.

Key Differentiators:

  • Kyoto vibe
  • Infused Japanese restaurant
  • Unpretentious and no-frills

Customer’s Review:

An amazing spread of food, phenomenal service with lively, welcoming staff. All the food was so flavourful & vibrant, you just can’t go wrong! The ramen was honestly one of the best I’ve ever had. The sashimi was SO fresh. There is a great range of drinks too! Seriously add this to your list for your next brunch outing.


20) Kuroneko Ramen

Key ServiceServes keto-friendly options
Address4/720 Old Princes Hwy, Sutherland NSW 2232, Australia
Phone+61 2 9521 5191
Operating HoursTues to Sun 11AM–9PM

Kuroneko Ramen, located a ways from central Sydney, offers four types of ramen to its customers: tonkotsu, spicy tonkotsu, miso, and prawn and chicken. If you’re looking for amazing ramen but don’t want to travel into the city (where the best ramens are usually found), Kuroneko is perfect for you! Their Spicy broth is rich in umami flavor due to the garnish of crispy seaweed. Not only that, but their noodles are springy and perfectly cooked every time. I would also recommend trying some of their delicious side dishes!

Key Differentiators:

  • Spicy broth is rich in umami flavor
  • Wonderful atmosphere
  • Noodles are springy and perfectly cooked every time

Customer’s Review:

A little bit of wait for food. There was a keto friendly option for ramen using shirataki noodles. The spicy ramen did actually pack a little bit of a punch! Karaage and tempura cheddar were both okay.


21) Ichiban Boshi

Key ServiceNinniku ramen is loaded up with garlic and soy sauce
AddressLevel 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone+61 (02) 9262 7677
Operating HoursOpen 7 days / 11:00-21:00

Ichiban Boshi first opened in Bondi Junction in 1998, before ramen was widely known. They’re pioneers of the Japanese food scene who sell fresh, handmade ramen and gyoza to the Eastern Suburbs. Their signature tonkotsu bowl is only made 30 times a day because they take their craft very seriously; people usually queue around the block for it. If you’re near the eastern beaches, try their ninniku ramen which is full of garlic and soy sauce for a fiery immune-boosting kick.

Key Differentiators:

  • Pioneers of the Japanese food scene
  • Only make 30 bowls of their signature tonkotsu per day
  • People generally queue around the block for it

Customer’s Review:

Been coming here on and off for years, since 2010. The consistently have good ramen and as a bonus a soya tofu ramen for the vegetarians! The food here is good, service is quick. I highly recommend quick decent food in the city before a night out!

Victor Lo

22) Matsusaka Backstreet

Key ServiceServes ramen and Japanese BBQ
AddressLevel 1, 90 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000
Operating HoursMonday – Thursday
5:30pm – 9:00pm *9pm Last order
5:00pm – 10:00pm *10pm Last order
5:00pm – 10:00pm *10pm Last order
5:00pm – 9:00pm *9pm Last order

This is a location you’d probably pass by if you weren’t specifically seeking for it, but we’ve now alerted you. They’ve reduced their menu to fit the circumstances, yet they’ll still serve you their excellent tonkotsu with an understated broth that won’t dry your mouth out. The only vegetarian dish is the veggie ramen, which includes crunchy stewed cabbage and a few green and orange vegetables on top.

Key Differentiators:

  • Variety of Ramen and Teishoku
  • All-you-can-eat yakiniku BBQ
  • Incorporates a carefully selected number of izakaya style dishes

Customer’s Review:

The staff are warm and friendly! Came here for ramen but would love to return for the buffet in the future.

Felicia Chiew

23) IIKO Mazesoba

Key ServiceSpecialising in ramen with no broth, plus beer & sake
Address86 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000
Phone(02) 9188 8534
Operating HoursMonday11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–8:30PM
Tuesday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–8:30PM
Wednesday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–8:30PM
Thursday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–8:30PM
Friday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–9PM
Saturday 11:30AM–9PM
Sunday 11:30AM–8PM

IKIKO Mazesoba specializes in mazesuba, a brothless ramen invented in Tokyo in the 1950s that replaces soup or stock with an umami soy-based sauce. You may not need as many napkins, but this delectable dish will still require plenty of slurping. Choose from wagyu, unagi, cheese, pork belly chashu, Wagyu steak, chicken karaage “XO piggy,” vegan and truffle options to go along with house-made thick noodles and a variety of side dishes during the winter months).

Key Differentiators:

  • Slurping is still necessary
  • A range of sides to go alongside your ramen
  • Intimate Japanese counter-service restaurant

Customer’s Review:

Great place to get thick and chewy housemade noodles covered in a tasty umami sauce and with yummy toppings!

Helena Tran

24) Rising Sun Workshop

Key ServiceBreakfast ramen
Address1C Whateley Street Newtown NSW 2042
Phone(02) 9550 3891
Operating HoursSunday – Wednesday 8am – 4pm
Kitchen closes at 3pm
Thursday – Saturday
All day menu 8am – 3pm
Dinner 6pm – 11pm
Kitchen closes at 3pm-6pm
Last table at 9pm

The Rising Sun restaurant, located in an historic Mitre 10 store near King Street, has become known for its three legendary ramens: “The Dark,” which is made with a free-range pork broth, “The Light,” which combines Southern highlands free-range chicken and kongobushi dashi, and “The Monk,” which features shiitake mushroom and sea kelp dashi with roast garlic, pepper, and miso for vegans.

Key Differentiators:

  • Known for its three legendary ramens
  • Friendly community-driven hub
  • Fuse Australian roots with Japanese flavours

Customer’s Review:

Was very impressed with Rising Sun Workshop, located above an actual workshop it has a classy industrial interior. The food is delicious and gives attentive love from its chefs. The eggplant dip was perhaps one of the best dips I have had in the last year.

Nathan Z

25) Menya Noodle Bar

Key ServiceSnug ramen joint
AddressShop 2, 1 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone02 9267 4649
Operating HoursLunch | Mon-Fri: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner | Mon-Wed: 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Thu-Fri: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Menya Noodle Bar is celebrating a decade of deliciousness this year! For 10 years, Menya has been serving up their iconic ramen noodles in Sydney CBD, and they show no signs of slowing down. At Menya, they believe that only by mastering the ‘way of noodles’ can you achieve that perfect flavor. And if their cult following is anything to go by, it seems like they’ve mastered it pretty well!

Key Differentiators:

  • Serving hearty noodle soups made from rich stock
  • With fast-moving lines at lunch
  • Master of the ‘way of noodles’

Customer’s Review:

Cosy ramen shop tucked under the bridge. It has a large variety of toppings and soup bases. It was all served very efficiently, piping hot and fresh. The noodles were a lovely texture. We tried the shoyu, miso and tonkotsu soups which were all great. The kaarage was very tasty too, the portions were quite generous.

Cherrie H

26) Motto Motto

Key ServiceFamous ramen super broth
AddressLevel 3, Castle Towers Shopping Centre 6, 14 Castle St, Castle Hill NSW 2154, Australia
Phone02 9659 7615
Operating HoursDaily 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–8:30PM

Sydney’s ramen restaurant, Motto Motto, is a must-try. The team takes pride in using only the finest ingredients to create their delicious and affordable dishes. With contemporary design and an extensive menu of delectable options, there’s something for everyone at Motto Motto!

Key Differentiators:

  • Cooked-to-order premium grade Wagyu beef
  • Contemporary restaurant environment
  • Fast-casual dining

Customer’s Review:

Service is exceptional, especially by Dominic and food is great. The store is bright and clean. Will definitely come back.

Kenneth S

27) Hakata-Maru Ramen

Key ServiceReasonable prices
Address1/475 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia
Phone+61 2 9884 8861
Operating HoursDaily 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The next time you get a tingling in your stomach, Hakata-Maru Ramen will definitely satisfy your cravings. Not to mention, the photos of the food are bound to make your mouth water; and the smell? You’ll feel like you’re transported into a Japanese kitchen with a sensei chef at work! We can’t describe the taste—you’ll have to try it for yourself.

Key Differentiators:

  • Homemade teriyaki sauce
  • Fast and efficient service
  • Contemporary eatery that has floor-to-ceiling windows

Customer’s Review:

This place is great, the ramen is Fantastic. Better value and taste than Ippudo. The tables are a bit sticky but the Ramen makes up for it. Highly recommend it if you want Ramen and are in Chatswood (My favourite is the Hakatamon special tonkotsu!)


28) Spanish Sakaba

Key ServiceOffers vegetarian ramen
Address537 Willoughby Rd, Willoughby NSW 2068, Australia
Phone+61 2 9967 0575
Operating HoursMonday Closed
Tuesday 5:30–9PM
Wednesday 5:30–9PM
Thursday 5:30–9PM
Friday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–9PM
Saturday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–9PM
Sunday Closed

This restaurant in Sydney offers a unique blend of sakaba-style dining and Spanish tapas, making it the perfect spot for families looking to enjoy a more casual meal. The signature oxtail ramen is a must-try, and can be ordered with or without spicy miso.

Key Differentiators:

  • Amazing service
  • Fusion dishes
  • Spanish-Japanese dining

Customer’s Review:

Highly recommend lunch time here for their ox tail ramen, miso pork ramen or the specials! A little different to the usual flavours but definitely delicious. Also like their bao buns.


29) Sekka Dining

Key ServiceClassic tonkatsu ramen
AddressShop 1, St Leonard’s Square,
480 Pacific Highway,
St Leonards, NSW, 2065
Phone02 8054 9788
Operating HoursMon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Thu 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Fri 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Sat 12:00pm – 2:30pm , 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Sun 12:00pm – 2:30pm , 5:30pm – 9:00pm

This modern izakaya is from the mastermind behind Ichibandori, one of the most ground-breaking ramen places in the city that has now closed. The menu here consists of unique renditions of tonkotsu staples, as well as a delicious kombu-tomato dish for vegetarians.

Key Differentiators:

  • Modern Japanese izakaya dining
  • Variety of side dishes
  • Very generous portions

Customer’s Review:

The chicken wing Gyoza was the best dish following by the Tonkatsu ramen. The wagyu skewer was average due to the chewiness. Overall ambience and customer service was good. Food came out at a reasonable speed too.

Tony Ng

30) Ramen Megumi

Key ServiceAuthentic ramen flavors
AddressShop 4, 4-8 Waters Road, Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia
Operating HoursDaily 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Closed on Thursdays

If you never had the chance to try Ramen Osan’s wares in Haymarket before it closed, you can here. The gyokai tonkotsu is a standout dish, a powerful, fish-flavoured ramen made with snapper head, bonito and pork bones.

Key Differentiators:

  • Decent portions
  • Fair price 
  • Delicious kaarage

Customer’s Review:

Very good tonkotsu ramen, not too different from the quality you’d get in Japan.

Ken Kawamoto

Ramen Sydney

Ramen is a popular Japanese dish that has gained immense popularity in Sydney. The best ramen restaurants in Sydney offer a variety of ramen dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Whether you’re looking for classic ramen, vegetarian ramen, or something with a bit more of a twist, these eight restaurants have you covered. So what are you waiting for? It’s ramen Sydney time!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ramen?

Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup dish that has gained popularity all over the world. It consists of wheat noodles in a broth, typically flavored with soy sauce or miso, and topped with various meats and vegetables. ramen can be enjoyed both hot and cold, and is often served as a quick and easy meal.

How much does Ramen costs in Australia?

Ramen costs vary depending on the type of ramen and the location in Australia. Generally, ramen can cost anywhere from $10 to $20. For more specific pricing, it is best to consult a ramen restaurant or store in your area.u003cbru003e

What are the different types of Ramen?

If you’re looking to try ramen for the first time, there are many different types to choose from. Some of the most popular include tonkotsu (pork broth), shoyu (soy sauce), and miso (fermented soybean paste) ramen. each type of ramen has its own unique flavour and ingredients.

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