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,

VOTING CLOSED: Who has the best ramen in Atlanta? | Best of Atlanta

Your choices are ramen in Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb and intown Atlanta

Atlanta has oodles of noodles from which hungry residents can choose. One that is growing in popularity around the world — and is one of Japan’s most popular foods — is ramen.

In Japan, ramen is treated with the same reverence as the South’s beloved barbecue. Tonkotsu versus shoyu is akin to Carolina versus Memphis, Angela Hansberger writes for the 2019 AJC Fall Dining Guide: The Noodle Edition.

» A beginner’s guide to ramen

With the temperatures falling, a steaming bowl of ramen can really hit the spot. But where do you go in Atlanta to savor the flavor of noodles, broth, meat and toppings? This week’s Best of Atlanta poll wants to know: Who has the best ramen in Atlanta?

Don’t see your favorite ramen joint on our list? Submit a write-in nominee by emailing your pick to If enough people suggest your favorite, we’ll add it to our poll. 

While you’re trying to decide on your vote, take our quiz to see how well you really know ramen.

If you’re not familiar enough with the dish to cast a decided vote, then visit these restaurants in metro Atlanta or these new places that have recently opened.

More from our dining guide

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» 5 metro Atlanta noodle dishes for those who want to avoid wheat

If your tastes lean toward something else, however, don’t fret. Best of Atlanta has plenty of options to keep you exploring the food scene all year.

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And check out all of our Best of Atlanta winners so far this year.

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