There’s nothing better than a nice big bowl of ramen to keep you warm on the colder nights, and in Perth, we are lucky enough to have a host of Japanese restaurants making ramen the traditional way, with pulled noodles, well-seasoned miso-based broth and a perfectly soft-boiled egg. Top that off with a dash of melt-in-your-mouth sliced pork and a sprinkling of nori and you can’t go wrong. Here are a few places to try out.
If you’re looking for variety, NAO has you covered. With four different flavours of broth as well as four flavours of noodles, there are endless combinations of ramen to keep you satisfied. Located just across the road from Perth Town Hall, NAO is open every day for your ramen needs, Sunday and Monday 11:30am-3:30pm and Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30am to 6:00pm.
For more information and a look at the menu, check out their website here.
580 Hay Street, Perth WA, 6000
Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King
Ramen from Keisuke restaurants is renowned throughout Asia and is the creation of Japanese chef Keisuke Takeda. This ramen noodle bar located within the Melbourne Hotel serves speciality Tonkotsu Ramen, which is comprised of pork broth, with three flavours to choose from: regular, red spicy and black spicy. Tonkotsu King has been ever-popular since its opening in 2018, and is open Monday to Saturday from 11:30am to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Their menu is available here, with the noodle bar open for both dine in and takeaway options.
Melbourne Hotel – 33 Milligan Street, Perth WA, 6000
Tosaka Ramen Bar
Tosaka is a small ramen bar in Northbridge, serving a speciality of Tori Paitan ramen, which has a creamy white chicken broth. There are options for Gluten Free and Vegan ramen, as well as an assortment of Japanese sake and beer, including green tea matcha beer, which is worth a try if you’re feeling inclined towards something different.
We recommend booking via (08) 6107 6380, and the menu is available on their Facebook page. Open 5:30-9:00pm Thursday to Monday, and closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
305 William Street, Northbridge WA, 6003
Ramen Ichiraku is well known for being Perth’s first ramen bar to offer vegan ramen and has a full vegan menu with options such as Shoyu Truffle ramen, Faux Karaage Chicken and Faux Beef Cheeseburger Gyoza, which have all been hits among the Perth vegan community. They also serve their signature Tonkotsu broth ramen, and Red Dragon ramen for spice-lovers, with options for five different levels of spiciness.
Open Monday to Thursday 4pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am to 9:00pm and closed Tuesday. Dine in is open to walk-ins only, but orders are available via UberEats, and their full menu can be found here.
43 Monger Street, Perth WA, 6000
Ippudo Kings Square
Ippudo serves a variety of different noodles with Tonkotsu broth, and is part of a globally recognised chain of ramen restaurants from Japan which has a focus on craftsmanship and high quality food.
Located within Kings Square, Ippudo is open for everyday for lunch from 11:30am-2:30pm and evenings from 5:00pm to 9:00pm from Sunday to Thursday and 5:00pm to 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday. You can check out Ippudo’s website here.
556 Wellington St, Perth WA, 6000
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