HOME > Chowhound > Philadelphia >
What's your latest food project? Get great advice

Ramen Noodles in Philly?

Lotus7 Sep 26, 2007 11:14 AM

Any restaurants in Philadelphia that serve delicious ramen noodles???

  1. d
    dagordon Sep 26, 2007 12:32 PM


    4 Replies
    1. re: dagordon
      Lotus7 Sep 26, 2007 12:34 PM

      I ended up doing a search on here and found that Morimoto has this, but was looking for more casual places. Oh well, I guess I'll hit the ramen spots in NYC next time I'm there.

      1. re: Lotus7
        baekster Sep 26, 2007 08:29 PM

        I'm guessing you're looking for "traditional" Japanese street food rather than the instant kind. :)

        1. re: baekster
          Lotus7 Sep 28, 2007 07:01 AM

          yes, your guess is correct!

        2. re: Lotus7
          Hungryin theBurbs Sep 28, 2007 07:17 AM

          While Morimoto isn't super-casual, the ramen is really good and reasonably priced. If I worked near there, I would happily stop in for lunch for a bowl of ramen.

      2. p
        PadmaSundara Mar 26, 2010 05:51 PM

        Yes, Ramen noodles are now available at Sampan (Michael Schulson's new place in Philly). My dad is a ramen lover from wayyyyyy back; he even served (in the Navy) in Japan for 2 years back in the 50s. He ordered the ramen noodles for lunch (along with some hot sake), and he could not have been happier. No doubt we will be going back there next time he visits... though we may take him to Momofuku Noodle Bar in NYC, too.

        Btw, I had the shrimp pad thai, and it was also good.

        1. w
          Wubbs Mar 29, 2010 03:08 AM

          Morimoto's ramen is pretty delicious.
          At lunch they have some other noodle bowls as well that are reasonably priced.... The Duck Curry Udon... mmmmm
          Pretty casual at lunch

          1. pinstripeprincess May 11, 2010 07:27 AM

            what do people think of this mini-chain? http://www.tampoporestaurant.com/

            most references i've found seem to refer to the bento boxes, sushi and korean dishes.

            1 Reply
            1. re: pinstripeprincess
              barryg May 13, 2010 03:05 PM

              Not all of the locations serve ramen, unfortunately. I had it at the West Philly location and it was ok, nothing too great, which pretty much sums up the whole place.

            2. h
              hughes227 May 11, 2010 10:15 AM

              I enjoy the hand-drawn noodles at Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House on Race Street. They are inexpensive, delicious, and the workers make the noodles right in the back of the eatery.

              I hope that's helpful!

              -Elaine from http://www.elleats.com.

              Noodle House
              2313 US Highway 1 Ste 4, North Brunswick, NJ 08902

              Race Street Cafe
              2 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

              1. g
                GBak504 May 11, 2010 04:52 PM

                not exactly philly..but you'll find ramen at the Assi Plaza in Blue Bell. 202 N to 63 then left...

                1. m
                  mazza3 May 12, 2010 08:32 AM

                  while i am not sure if they serve the kitchen sink type of ramen, sang kee noodle house at 36th and chestnut serves many types of soup and you have your choice of noodle. the roast pork and roasted duck ramen noodle soups on the menu are both good. they actually make a pretty decent bowl of pho here too (the brisket has been the best so far). the rest of their food has been decent too, though i've only had apps to lead into my soups (love soup, love love love). apps i''ve had: edamame - fine, dumplings - pretty good to good, peking duck roll, awful one time and pretty good the next. definitely scratched the duck itch.

                  the type of noodles you can choose from are - thin egg noodle (ramen), ho fun, udon, thin rice noodles, pho noodles, shandong ramen (v good too) and needle noodle.

                  Show Hidden Posts