Although it’s been around since the early 1900s, Ramen is having a big moment in Atlanta this year (2016). All over town, ramen restaurants are springing up offering oodles of noodles in big, steaming bowls. With this cooler weather, could the timing be any better? Atlanta’s love affair with ramen runs deep, from pop ups around town (including Empire State South and Miller Union) to an annual ramen festival that benefits The Giving Kitchen.
If you haven’t slurped a bowl yet, at its simplest, ramen is a Japanese broth-based soup (often made from pork or fish) with noodles, meat and/or vegetables that’s typically spiked with soy sauce or miso. Ramen is basically a hug in a soup bowl and can be especially comforting on cold or rainy days.
Keep reading to find out where you can slurp on the best ramen in Atlanta!
01. Jinya Ramen Bar
3714 Roswell Rd #35, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA
PHONE +1 404-254-4770
Straight out of California, the first Georgia outpost of this international chain opened in Sandy Springs in 2016. Jinya takes pride in their broth, cooking it for over 10 hours with meat, bones, and vegetables. The payoff is an exceptionally thick broth. Garlic fiends (or vampire phobes) will love the Cha Cha Cha ramen bowl: a pork broth packed with pork, egg, chopped onion, green onion, thick noodles and of course – plenty of garlic. If you’re still hungry, they offer a small selection of Japenese-style tapas including buns and caramelized cauliflower. Note: this joint is extremely popular so expect to wait.