Here are some of the best spots around Charlotte to grab a bowl of ramen

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More ramen places are popping up here in Charlotte, and we are loving it. The experience is cozy, and the atmosphere is sure to bring a smile at any ramen bar.

So, to help you choose your next noodle dish, we’re sharing the best places to grab a bowl in and around the city. From the tastiest broths to the many choices in protein, there’s a ramen dish for almost everyone.

Here are our picks for some of the best restaurants to find your favorite Japanese noodle soups:

Bao and Broth

Location: Optimist Hall, 1115 N. Brevard St. Suit #5, Charlotte, NC 28206

Neighborhood: Optimist Park

Menu

What to try: The Tonkotsu Ramen comes with pork broth, chashu pork belly, shoyu egg, bamboo shoots (menma), mushrooms and scallions.

Price: $13

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 704-625-2269. Open Monday-Sunday.

Binki Cafe

Location: 9211 N. Tryon St. Suite # 5, Charlotte, NC 28262

Neighborhood: University City

Menu

What to try: The Spicy Salmon Ramen comes with Tonkotsu broth, your choice of noodles (ramen, udon or soba), grilled salmon, naruto (fish cake), bamboo shoots, spring onion, nori and egg.

Price: $17.99+

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-859-2002. Open Monday-Sunday.

The Spicy Salmon Ramen from Binki Cafe.
The Spicy Salmon Ramen from Binki Cafe.

CO

Location: 7416 Waverly Walk Ave. Charlotte, NC 28277

Neighborhood: Waverly / South Charlotte

Menu

Location: 4201 Park Rd D, Charlotte, NC 28209

Neighborhood: Park Road Shopping Center

Menu

What to try: The Vietnamese Ramen comes with pork belly, shredded pork, poached egg, egg noodles and bok choy, served in a pork broth.

Price: $16.50

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-245-2584 in Waverly or 980-237-4655 on Park Road. Open Monday-Sunday.

Futo Buta

Location: 222 E. Bland St. Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: South End

Menu

What to try: The Fire & Ice Ramen comes with kimchi and dashi broth, hot smoked salmon, fresh mint, bok choy, shaved carrot, radish, black sesame, julienned leeks and scallions.

Price: $15

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 704-376-8400. Open Monday-Sunday.

Jinya

Location: Ally Charlotte Center, 601 S Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202

Neighborhood: Uptown

Menu

What to try: The Premium Tonkotsu Red comes with pork broth, pork chashu, kikurage, green onion, seasoned egg, nori dried seaweed, red hot chili oil and spicy bean sprouts, served with thick noodles. Choose a spice preference from level 1-6 for free, or level 7-10 for an additional $1.

Price: $16

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 704-817-7911. Open Monday-Sunday.

Roppongi Ramen Bar

Location: 9626 Monroe Rd. Charlotte, NC 28270

Neighborhood: Sardis Woods / MoRA

Menu

What to try: The Shio Ramen comes with natural salt-flavored ramen with chicken and dried seafood broth topped with egg, pork chashu, leek, seaweed, bamboo shoots and dried scallop powder.

Price: $10.95-$11.95

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-339-5353. Open Tuesday-Sunday.

SARU

Location: Camp North End, 1801 N Graham St. Charlotte, NC 28206

Neighborhood: Lockwood

Menu

What to try: The Kurozaru comes with pork broth, pork chashu, scallion, bamboo shoots, egg, sesame seeds and black garlic oil.

Price: $16

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-819-5889. Open Wednesday-Sunday.

The Kurozaru Ramen dish at SARU.
The Kurozaru Ramen dish at SARU.

Sheng Ramen

Location: 15201 John J Delaney Drive B, Charlotte, NC 28277

Neighborhood: Ballantyne Commons East

Menu

What to try: The Seafood Ramen comes with shrimp, clam, scallop, fish cake, seasoned egg, cabbage, bean sprout, onion and scallion in a chicken-based seafood broth.

Price: $18

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-335-2738. Open Monday-Sunday.

Silverlake Ramen

Location: 8694 Concord Mills Blvd. Concord, NC 28027

Neighborhood: Concord Mills

Location: 2041 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: South End

Menu

What to try: The Shoyu Ramen comes with your choice of protein (pork, chicken or tofu), clear chicken broth with shoyu, bamboo shoots, spinach, green onion, seaweed and egg.

Price: $13.95

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-585-2008 in Concord Mills or 980-299-2400 in South End. Open Monday-Sunday.

The Shoyu Ramen from Silverlake Ramen.
The Shoyu Ramen from Silverlake Ramen.

Yume

Location: 1508 S Mint St. Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: Wilmore

Menu

What to try: The Thai Coconut Curry Ramen comes with Thai coconut curry broth, pork chashu, soft boiled egg, daily greens, corn, scallions, roasted seaweed, sesame seeds and sesame oil.

Price: $15

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-858-5678. Open Monday, Wednesday-Sunday.

Thai Coconut Curry Ramen at Yume.
Thai Coconut Curry Ramen at Yume.

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