Six Pack: Ramen In Philadelphia


This weekend’s frigid winter weather has us all longing to hibernate until warmer days. But don’t let the cold stop you from going out. Just use it as an excuse to indulge in some heartwarming comfort food that will bring feeling back into your fingertips.

Back in December, we did a round-up of the best soups in Center City and now we’re coming back with the best ramen in town–for those of you who want all the comforts of Japanese food thrown into one large, steaming bowl.

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Hiro Ramen Opens Tomorrow on Chestnut Street

Hiro Ramen is opening tomorrow at 1102 Chestnut Street. The ramen spot will begin serving at 5 p.m. and follow up with regular lunch and dinner hours on Friday.

Hiro will serve several staple menu items but their namesake Hiro ramen will be updated bi-weekly as they search for new flavors and “discover their own cuisine.”

Hiro Ramen Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday Lunch: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday – Sunday Dinner: 5 p.m. -11 p.m.
Closed Mondays

Hiro Ramen
1102 Chestnut Street
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A Hiro Ramen House Update

We checked in with Dan Zhao, chef and proprietor of the upcoming Hiro Ramen House at 11th and Chestnut Streets. Zhao hosted a staff and family preview last Saturday and were on the verge of opening. But based on feedback, they’re fine-tuning the concept a bit before swinging open the doors. Zhao and his team is tweaking the menu so it is entirely “MSG free, organic, locally sourced and slightly healthier.”

So no exact opening date as of yet, but it sounds like it will be a better product when it does open.

Hiro Ramen House [Official Site]

Hiro Ramen Coming to Center City East

Philadelphia really needs another ramen place, right? Lucky for us yet another is opening up at 1102 Chestnut called Hiro Ramen House. While not much is known about their opening Hiro seems to already be tackling a web presence. Their fancy website shows some pretty bowls of ramen and a menu of four choices (including something called the Gates of Hell) while their Facebook page says they will be opening in August. Their Twitter account is tweet-less for now but maybe some time soon an opening date will appear. Until then we’ll just be happy that more noddles are coming.

Hiro Ramen House [Official Website]