If there’s one dish that defines comfort food in a bowl, it’s ramen. This traditional Japanese dish is made with Chinese-style wheat noodles and comes topped with an array of different ingredients, from dried seaweed to boiled eggs. We recently went on a foodie mission in search of the best ramen in Dubai; here are some of our top picks…
1. YUi Dubai
Having recently opened its doors in the funky D3 district, YUi Dubai has quickly become the talk of the town among Dubai’s ramen-loving crowd. Located in the region’s first ‘Japanese lifestyle culture shop’ called FRAME, this ramen-centric joint makes its noodles in-house using Japanese flour and simmers its broth for 10 whole hours before serving.
Price: Ramen bowls start at AED 50
2. Miyabi Sushi & Bento
Miyabi Sushi & Bento is a popular go-to delivery joint for delicious Pan-Asian food served straight to your door. From ramen bowls and Korean favourites to sushi rolls and temaki, Miyabi is the perfect choice for your Friday night takeaways.
Location: Multiple branches including Palm Jumeirah and Media City
Price: AED 57 for the Beef Ramen Soup
Translating to ‘artist’ in Japanese, Atisuto is an authentic Japanese restaurant in Dubai that’s inspired by the back-alley sushi joints found in Japan. From a live sushi bar to delicious bento boxes, tuck into traditional Japanese favourites while admiring the unique industrial-style décor and artwork on the walls.
Location: Multiple branches including Business Bay and Al Safa
Price: AED 54 for the Beef Ramen
Serving up an array of authentic Japanese dishes – from sushi and wagyu to tempura and ramen – head down to TOMO at Raffles for a delicious meal with a view. Ramen lovers, you can choose between the halal ramen (egg noodles with vegetables) or the regular ramen (eggs noodles with roasted pork), depending on your preference.
Location: Raffles Dubai, Wafi City, Umm Hurair
Price: Around AED 42 for the half portion and AED 70 for the full portion
Well known around the world for hearty ramen bowls and delicious teppanyaki dishes, you can never really go wrong with Wagamama. This popular Pan-Asian hotspot is particularly favourited for its tasty ramen bowls, made with hot broth, fresh ramen noodles and various toppings.
Location: Multiple branches including The Greens and Palm Jumeirah
Price: Around AED 51 for a bowl of chicken ramen