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These 5 spots have the best ramen in Columbus, according to 614 feast

These 5 spots have the best ramen in Columbus, according to 614 feast

Anthony O'Connell

Your favorite bowl of ramen is placed in front of you. What’s your first bite? The noodles, the broth, or do you go all in with the protein? Do you enjoy ramen as a year-round feast, or is it a treat for chilly days?

No matter the season, ramen remains a go-to for me. Whether it’s Shoyu, Shio, Miso, or Tonkotsu, each bowl offers a comforting mix of deep flavors and varied textures. Now, let me share five of my favorite ramen spots in Columbus:

Fukuryu Ramen (multiple locations)
The winner of the ColumBEST 2024 Best Ramen. They offer signature styles like Tonkotsu, Miso, Shio, and Shoyu, with spiciness options ranging from 1, 2, or 3 (mild to fiery). For the truly spicy, I recommend the Red Dragon Ramen. It’s their spiciest dish, featuring a chicken bone broth thickened with egg, topped with sliced pork belly, and minced chili pork.

Red Dragon Ramen; photo via Fukuryu’s Website

Meshikou Ramen (1506 Bethel Rd)
From the rich and silky Paitan to a lighter, subtler Chintan, and even vegetable options. Ranking third in the ColumBEST 2024 for Best Ramen, every choice here is a hit. My go-to ramen is the Fireball Miso Ramen, a spicy delight of chicken chintan broth, miso paste, and spicy garlic paste, with kikurage mushrooms, corn, white scallions, marinated soft-boiled egg, and pork belly.

Fireball Miso Ramen; Photo via Yelp


Kyushu Ramen Bar (1280 W 5th Ave)
Kyushu offers classic flavors like Tonkotsu, Shio, and Miso, and even includes a unique brothless option. The Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen is my favorite here; it’s intensely flavorful with pork chashu, a soft-boiled egg, fish cake, nori, wood ear mushrooms, green onions, and bamboo shoots. It’s a must-try for those who like it hot!

Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen; Photo via Yelp

Tensuke Express (1155 Old Henderson Rd)
They have a solid lineup of ramen choices including Paitan, Shoyu, Miso, and Tonkotsu. My preferred pick is the Tonkotsu Ramen, a delicious blend of pork and chicken bone broth with green onions, spinach, narutomaki, and a boiled egg. Step it up a notch with some chicken karaage for an extra treat.

Tonkotsu Ramen; photo via Yelp

Hiro Ramen & Tea (4800 Sawmill Rd)
You can explore a diverse selection of ramen options, all served by a friendly robot!  My top pick here is the Black Garlic Ramen. It’s a savory concoction of rich pork bone broth topped with pork belly, ajitsuke egg, marinated bamboo shoots, scallions, bok choy, garlic chips, and a drizzle of black garlic oil.

Black Garlic Ramen; photo via Yelp

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