Best of Philly

Best Ramen

2019 Best Ramen

Neighborhood Ramen

Lines out the door, graffiti on the walls, hip-hop on the playlist, and some of the most inspired ramen and gyoza you’ll find anywhere. Rumor is they don’t let you take leftovers. Who knows if it’s true? We’ve never had to ask. Read More »

617 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2018 Best Ramen

Hiro’s Gates of Hell at Hiro Ramen House

You’ll sweat a little while you’re eating it, and that’s fine. Your mouth will be aflame, too, but you’ll keep going like a masochist, slurping the chewy noodles – swimming in an aromatic Berkshire pork broth slick with chili oil – until you’ve finished every last bite. Bring a light beer (it’s BYO), and make sure it’s cold. You’ll need it. Read More »

1102 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-626-5172 | Website

2016 Best Noodles


Both pho newbies and pho addicts find common ground at this shop, which uses Lancaster chicken, thin-sliced grass-fed beef and never any MSG. But its the handmade noodles and namesake stocks that have been known to turn those newbies into converts. Read More »

308 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

2015 Best Ramen

Ramen Bar

Ramen is all about the broth, and the pork-bone tonkotsu here is rich, dense and velvety. You'll want to stretch it over an extra helping of noodles. Read More »

4040 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-243-9999 | Website

2012 Best Ramen

Nom Nom Ramen

The rich, silky broth and springy noodles will have you forgetting your college ramen-and our long, shameful citywide ramen famine. Read More »

20 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-988-0898 | Website