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The Best Ramen in Denver

With a wealth of natural beauty, enormous opportunities for outdoor activities, a growing and diverse population, and a great restaurant scene, the "Mile High" city of Denver is one of America's coolest cities. The best ramen in Denver is a key player in the city's remarkable culinary growth, offering up creative dishes of this Japanese favorite to locals and visitors to Denver's excellent restaurants. But where are Denver's smartest, savviest diners headed out to when they crave a bowl of top-notch Ramen? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. Here, we've gathered information from the city's most active and involved diners to discover the best ramen in Denver. From local neighborhood shops to upscale Japanese restaurants beloved by the Mile High City's discerning diners, these locations offer up some of the best ramen in the country. So grab a table, grab a spoon, and enjoy!

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8 Restaurants
Updated 29 January 2021
Restaurants:Ace Eat Serve, Sushi Sasa, Linger
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Asian, Japanese, International
Neighborhoods:Uptown, Downtown / LoDo, Highlands
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Ace Eat Serve

$$$$
Asian
Uptown
4.6
695 reviews

Ace Eat Serve is one of the more fun establishments in all Denver. This exciting, engaging spot in North Capitol Hill serves up pan-Asian fusion dishes and creative cocktails. The "Serve" part of the menu refers to the fun table tennis matches that take place in the restaurant. Take in a few games and then try the Duck, Duck, Ramen dish. This favorite includes duck leg, duck breast, ramen egg, fried leeks, pickled ginger, and much more. The Sapporo butter miso ramen with roasted sweet corn and enoki mushrooms is another menu highlight.


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Sushi Sasa

$$$$
Japanese
Downtown / LoDo
4.6
2815 reviews

Sushi Sasa is an excellent option for ramen lovers trekking to the Lower Downtown area of Denver. After a day strolling the Commons Park or enjoying the many breweries that dot Denver, head over to Sushi Sasa. Try the cold/hot buckwheat noodles infused with green tea or the Nabyeaki-Udon in a soy dashi broth. This is also a prime spot for Japanese tapas. Go for the fried shishito peppers or Asian grilled eggplant buns. The "Taste of Japan" menu offers upscale nigiri or sashimi for the main course.


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Linger

$$$$
International
Highlands
4.7
6453 reviews

It's not every day that diners can eat in a resurrected mortuary. That's precisely what Linger provides. The new iteration of this restaurant is now an exciting spot with a diverse menu. It's far from its deadly roots. Lunchtime is the time to go for the restaurant's ramen. Their hangover ramen is a hearty dish that features shoyu egg, duck confit, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and a host of other treats. There's also a full menu of Bao buns, including Mongolian barbecue duck, five spice pork belly, and Korean fried chicken.


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Kobe An - LoHi

$$$$
Japanese
Highlands
4.7
394 reviews

Cherry Creek is full of prime dining options. This family-owned institution offers up some of Denver's best ramen. The Nabeyaki udon features noodles in broth with a variety of vegetables, chicken, and shrimp. Ramen noodles have cha chu pork and vegetables. The restaurant's "original big plate" has shrimp and vegetable tempura, teriyaki chicken or beef, and California or tuna roll. Kobe An is also a prime spot for one-pot sukiyaki, with American Kobe beef or dry-aged rib eye.


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Sushi Hai

$$$$
Sushi
Highlands
4.7
839 reviews

Trek into the creative, engaging Sushi Hai restaurant to enjoy superb cuisine underneath the work of local artists. The ambiance of Sushi Hai goes well with the traditional cuisine on the restaurant's menu. Try the pork ramen, with shoulder or belly, in a pork broth with peppers, mushrooms, and bok choy. Sushi Hai also features an excellent option for vegetarians. The vegetable and tofu ramen is a dish with a savory vegetable broth, bok choy, bean sprouts, and glazed tofu. For one of Sushi Hai's specialties, try the Asian fried chicken in a secret homemade sauce and Japanese panko crust. Don't skip dessert here. The mochi ice cream includes flavors like strawberry, chocolate, and red bean.


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The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver

$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Downtown / LoDo
4.3
2917 reviews

This downtown hot spot is one of Denver's classic after-work hangouts. The restaurant's name is accurate. The Corner Office boasts a hip crowd stopping in to enjoy the restaurant's exciting dishes and chill atmosphere. The Corner Office's pork belly ramen is one of its menu "classics," featuring Pork broth, brocollini, and soft egg. Another favorite on the menu? The fried chicken and waffles with serrano-dill slaw and syrup. Don't leave without trying one of the restaurant's signature dessert martinis. Try the Nighthawk, with espresso and vanilla vodka, Nardini Amaro, and another shot of espresso for a sweet jolt. The Key Lime Pie features vanilla vodka, pineapple, lime, and cream of coconut. It's an excellent way to end a fine ramen meal.


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Osaka Ramen- RiNo

$$$$
Japanese
River North (Denver)
4.8
5 reviews

This beloved ramen house is in the heart of Denver's trendy LoDo neighborhood. Stop in before or after a night out on the town to find some of the best ramen in Denver and an exciting, lively atmosphere. The ramen menu is vast and diverse. Try the chicken ramen with gashi, scallions, and soft egg or the traditional tonkotsu with pork broth, bamboo shoots, pork belly, and pickled ginger. Small plates are local favorites here. The Japanese okonomiyaki fries are done shoestring style with kewpie mayo, furikake, and bonito flakes. Oysters come dusted with panko and include yuzu tartar sauce and lettuce cups. End the meal with the "My Wife's Donuts" dessert, mochi donuts with kinako sugar and salted butter.


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Den Restaurant

$$$$
Japanese
Denver
4.6
1679 reviews

Izakaya is one of the more stylish Japanese restaurants in Denver. With a sleek, super-cool interior and lively vibe, the Izakaya Den has become one of the more hip places in Denver. It also offers some of the best ramen in Denver. Go for the miso soup or duck udon, or try a selection of the Japanese small plates. The pan-fried pork dumplings, miso eggplant, and edamame are all highlights. Izakaya also offers full sushi platters with miso soup and a dinner salad. Pair dinner with a selection from Izakaya's excellent sake list.


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