Ramen (noun) (ラーメン): a Japanese noodle dish made up of five components; soup, flavored oil, tare (a sauce seasoning base), noodles and assorted toppings.
Whether you're looking for a casual, cozy, noodle bar with a relaxed vibe or a newly opened ramen spot with a boba cafe attached, these ramen restaurants have just what you need. Think: Spicy Miso with charred corn, hand-crafted Tonkotsu served with a soft boiled egg, and TanTan-men topped with a steamed naruto (fish cake). Classic.
When you need it most—we are here to fill you in on the best spots in and around Newport for Ramen, slurping optional.
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Slurp your way through these top Ramen spots.
Boru Noodle BarBack to Top of List
Nestled between a row of stores, restaurants, and cafés on Broadway, and often found at local farmers markets and pop-up events, is the ramen-inspired eatery, Boru Noodle Bar.
This vibrant, casual, cafe-style restaurant offers bar and table seating in two small, cozy dining rooms. Their claim to fame: the noodle bar. Here, you get an up-close view of chefs preparing your noodle bowl, while you sip from a wide selection of beer, wine and sake. Their selection of noodle bowls, each containing savory broths, different protein options, and fresh vegetables, change seasonally, while a few stay as menu staples. If we had to pick a favorite, the Spicy Miso Ramen is a must-try, and if you are not a spicy fan, you can never go wrong with the House Ramen.
No matter what you choose, your ramen craving is sure to be satisfied here.
📍 Boru Noodle Bar, 36 Broadway, Newport
Yagi NoodlesBack to Top of List
Newly relocated at Long Wharf Mall, Yagi Noodles is a dedicated American Ramen restaurant with influence and technique from Japanese and Chinese cuisine.
Their new location has a large dining area, a boba cafe serving milkys, boba and coffee, and a noodle room visible through a window just past the cafe—where you can watch the Noodle Master (aka Chef Basil) work. Choose from the rotating seasonal menu featuring fresh ingredients from local farmers and fishermen and hand-made noodles (or noods as they like to call them.)
Pro-tip: Keep your eyes peeled for the new Yagi Noodles Food Truck, the brain child of two Yagi chefs Alp + Tarci, making its way around Rhode Island slinging Yagi Noodles, dumplings, and fun new dishes to try. Find the food truck schedule and full menu on the Yagi Noodles website.
📍 Yagi Noodles, 20 Long Wharf Mall, Newport
Sakuratani RamenBack to Top of List
Located in Bristol, Sakuratani Ramen & Izakaya is a Japanese restaurant with a diverse menu including a variety of ramen options, as well as other signature Japanese dishes. When it comes to the ramen, choose from 7 classic dishes, like Tonkotsu, Miso, and TanTan-men to name a few. After ordering, you can opt to add extras to your ramen—though they come at a premium—choose from extra nori, noodles, protein and so much more to elevate your dish. Did someone say customizable ramen? Sign us up.
While you’re there, sip on some matcha bubble tea, a selection of Japanese beer, or a traditional Japanese sake drink.
📍 Sakuratani Ramen, 531 Wood St, Bristol
Mindy’s RestaurantBack to Top of List
Mindy's Restaurant is serving up Asian cuisine, sushi, hibachi and ramen in the former home of Reidy's Family Restaurant in Portsmouth. The previous diner space has been completely renovated, with new tables and chairs, and a sushi bar to compliment the new modern Asian fusion menu.
Though they do not have a menu limited to ramen, Mindy’s has a wide array of ramen options to choose from to serve both the meat lover and vegetarian alike. After choosing your ramen, indulge in their extensive selection of drink options ranging from martinis and exotic cocktails to bubble tea, smoothies and more.
📍 Mindy’s Restaurant, 3351 E Main Rd, Portsmouth
Menus with Noteworthy Ramen Offerings
With a menu full of options—the ramen stands out at these local eateries.
IM SushiBack to Top of List
Claiming to offer the freshest sushi for the lowest price in the Newport area, IM Sushi has an extensive menu of sushi and classic Asian cuisine options. However, they also have a few hidden ramen gems on the menu to try.
Choose from three options on their menu, Shoyu, Tonkotsu and Seafood, each with their own little twist.
📍 IM Sushi, 258 Bellevue Ave, Newport
The Food ShackBack to Top of List
If you’re looking for a non-traditional take on the classic ramen noodle soup, head over to The Food Shack in Middletown and try out the Ramen Loco Moco. This Hawaiian twist on the classic noodle dish includes a beef burger patty, piled with ramen noodles, dressed in a miso gravy, topped with a sunny side up egg and garnished with scallions.
This is one that you’re not gonna want to pass up.
📍 The Food Shack, 499 East Main Rd., MiddletownPhoto Credit: The Food Shack
China Star IIIBack to Top of List
Head to China Star III where they have been serving up traditional Chinese cuisine since 1992. Here, you can find one customizable option for ramen noodles based on your protein preference. Choose from meats, seafood, or make it vegetarian if that is what you prefer.
📍 China Star III, 110 William St, Newport
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