Sipping ramen in Munich
Ramen has to be quick. Just seven minutes - it shouldn't take longer than that to eat a portion, otherwise the noodles will be too soft and the broth too cold. The preparation takes all the longer. It takes a whole nine hours to make the perfect broth. However, you don't have to go to Japan to eat really tasty ramen. We'll tell you where to find the best ramen in Munich.
Saluki is always good for a surprise: the culinary delights here range from Italy to Korea. So we're not surprised that ramen has also had a place on the menu since winter 2021. At lunchtime, you can look forward to shoyu ramen, miso ramen and veggie ramen. The good thing about Saluki: if your companion doesn't like ramen at all, there are also really good pizzas to choose from. And nobody can have anything against that.
Everything is just right with Monaco Ramen. The homemade noodles, the intense broth and the fresh, regional ingredients come together to create a true composition of flavors. We would love to eat the Tori Chintan Shoyu (also available in vegan) every day. Unfortunately, this is not (yet) possible, because behind Monaco Ramen is a small team with big dreams. After a trip to Japan in 2019, Erim quickly realized: Munich needs authentic, homemade ramen. It took him over two years to perfect his recipe. You can currently try the end result Wednesday to Friday from 12 to 3 pm and 6 to 10 pm and on Saturday from 6 to 10 pm at the Vega Bar, where Erim and his team have set up a pop-up shop. You can sit down on site or take a portion home with you.
Takumi's former two restaurants have specialized in ramen. The Japanese noodle soup is only served here with lightly twisted, firm to the bite noodles from the Sapporo Nishiyama Seimen noodle factory. At Takumi, you are spoiled for choice. You can choose between numerous variations - whether with pork, chicken, vegetables or tofu is up to you. You also have plenty of choice when it comes to the broth. Takumi offers you shoyu, shio, miso, karaage or orochon ramen, for example. There is a wide range of flavors to discover here, so it's worth popping in more often! Unfortunately, the legendary store on Heßstraße had to close in July 2022 - but fortunately, the second branch on Gabelsberger Straße is still open. Attention vegans and vegetarians: Here you can get the classic broth, which is cooked for 8 hours with pork and chicken bones.
For almost exactly a year now, the people of Pasing have been able to enjoy a new Japanese restaurant. Nanami is located not far from Pasing station and is known for its delicious sushi, but the ramen is also worth a detour. You can choose between shoyu ramen (a meat broth with belly of Herrmannsdorf pork) and the vegetarian version soy tonkotsu (a vegetable broth with marinated tofu). You can currently enjoy your meal on site, order it for delivery to your home or pick it up yourself - and with a clear conscience. Nanami works with Rebowl to reduce waste from take-away - we think that's great.
Nudelhaus Sano is an offshoot of Sushi Sano, which has been serving authentic Japanese cuisine in Munich since 1996. While Sushi Sano focuses on sushi, you can slurp up delicious ramen at Nudelhaus. In addition to six different ramen variations, ranging from pork and vegetables to spicy prawns, you can discover even more Japanese noodle soups here. The menu also includes udon and soba as well as Japanese glass noodles, each served with plenty of garnish and broth. At Nudelhaus Sano, you can expect plenty of choice and lots of flavor at a low price. The portions are always well under 10 euros, which is unfortunately a rarity in Munich.
SAM - Sushi and Meat
You can now find the Japanese fushion restaurant SAM - Sushi and Meat at three locations in Munich. In Westend, Maxvorstadt and Neuhausen, it serves Japanese tapas, bowls, sushi and, of course, ramen. You can put the ramen together yourself. The base is a chicken or veggie broth, then ramen, udon, bifun or konjac noodles are added on top and at the end you have to choose between meat, veggies or seafood as toppings. This modern interpretation of the classic noodle soup is a sight and a taste to behold.