Ramen In the News

One of the most common foodie complaints of the last several years in Philadelphia is the lack of serious ramen joints. But there is hope on the horizon, or maybe just over the horizon.

The Royal Sushi and Izakaya, by the fine team behind the Khyber, Royal Tavern and Cantinas, was initially promised for September. That date has come and gone but the project is still a go. We’re just going to have to wait a few more months.

We missed this when it was originally reported but we’re excited to see that Yakitori Boy is looking to opening Ramen Boy, a ramen spot at 204 N 9th Street. No solid timeline on that spot.

Whole Foods Markets is now in the ramen business. The supermarket chain is now serving Genji Sushi‘s Ramen Noodle Soup bowls for $5.49. The soup is prepared fresh daily by in-store chefs. The soups follow the savory “tan-tan men” style, with a chili and sesame-miso base, and a variety of fresh toppings.

Photo by Genji Sushi

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  • barryg

    South Philly Tap Room has ramen as a special sometimes.

  • Adam

    David’s Mai Lai Wah has a whole ramen menu although you have to specifically ask for it….

  • barryg

    How’s the ramen at David’s?

    Tampopo is West Philly has ramen, it’s not amazing but does hit the spot.

  • http://www.oodlesofoptions.com Ronald Moss

    If you cant wait for a restaurant check out my new cookbook which has over 50 different ways you can eat ramen!!
    Imagine.Create.Eat. Website will be up soon!!

    http://www.amazon.com/Oodles-Options-survival-outside-mothers/dp/1453692827/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319127361&sr=8-1

  • Ramekin

    Wait, there’s a whole other secret ramen menu at David’s Mai Lai Wah? Wah??? What do you ask for? The ramen menu? The noodle menu? The ‘other’ menu?