Pao Pao Ramen. The second metro area location of this ramen eatery and bubble tea spot offers nine kinds of ramen, as well as a "semi-dry" dan dan ramen. If you're feeling adventurous, try the Spicy Ninja Ramen, made with beef tripe and intestine, among other ingredients.
Pao Pao Ramen. 2929 N. Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta. 678-973-0613, paopaoramen.com.
Salaryman. Salaryman serves a variety of Japanese and Korean-inspired dishes, including four kinds of ramen. Choose from tonkotsu, shio and shoyu, with a choice or pork or chicken, and Hangover Ramen, made with pork belly, kimchi and egg in a spicy broth. Salaryman donates $1 to a local charity for every bowl of ramen sold.
Salaryman. 2371 Hosea L. Williams Drive SE, Atlanta. 404-228-1458, koreanwives.com/salaryman.
Tamago Ramen. This modest Buckhead restaurant offers a variety of ramen dishes, including tonkotsu, as well as shrimp, beef, chicken and vegetable.
Tamago Ramen. 2900 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-800-1888.
Ramen from Lifting Noodles / Photo from the Lifting Noodles Instagram account
Credit: Yvonne Zusel
Credit: Yvonne Zusel
E Ramen. Eight Sushi Lounge in West Midtown is known for its sushi but has also garnered attention for its ramen. Now, the team behind the concept is expanding with E Ramen, set to open this year in Midtown. E Ramen's offerings will include a variety of ramens, a few small plates brought over from Eight and some new creations from executive chef Handy Ho and chef Calvin Ho.
Jinya Ramen. This popular California-based chain already has metro Atlanta locations in Buckhead and Sandy Springs, with more to come in the next few months in Alpharetta, Poncey-Highland and Buford.
Okiboru Ramen. A Los Angeles transplant, Okiboru is set to open its first location outside of California this year in Sandy Springs. The menu will feature ramen and tsukemen, or dipping ramen, as well as small plates and drinks.
Ph'east. This mini Asian-focused food hall is slated to open at The Battery at SunTrust Park by the end of the year. In addition to Kung Fu Tea's bubble tea, Poke Burri's poke bowls and burritos, Snackboxe Bistro's Lao specialties and Taps' beer and cocktails, look for ramen from Lifting Noodles. The eatery, which has an existing location in East Atlanta's Global Grub Collective, offers a variety of classic ramens and seasonal bowls.
Sweet Octopus. Lifting Noodles is also slated to serve up its ramen inside Sweet Octopus, an Asian concept set to open later this year at Parsons Alley in Duluth. Sweet Octopus will also offer poke bowls and burritos from Poke Burri, Thai dishes, bubble tea and Asian empanadas.
ATLANTA 2019 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution gets an inside look at how different restaurants present noodles. Sachiyo Nakato Takahara owner of Nakato Japanese Restaurant along with Fu Li Zhang owner of LanZhou Ramen and Bruce Logue, chef-owner, BoccaLupo all share a little bit about noodles. (Tyson Horne, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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