10 of the Best Ramen Eats in KL
The ramen craze has made a huge invasion into our nation, as we see more and more ramen eateries being opened all over the country. There is just an unexplainable addiction about a bowl of springy noodles in delicious broth served with complimentary condiments like pork slices, seaweed and egg. If you’re in KL and looking for a bowl of hot and delicious ramen, keep reading as we have listed 10 best ramen eateries that you can have in KL, without any regrets!
1. Bankara Ramen
There is a reason Bankara Ramen is at the top of the list for the best ramen in KL. Ramen Bankara has been around for quite some time, old but gold. Bankara mainly serves a few types of ramen, which is the Hakata-style Tonkotsu ramen, Sapporo-style Miso Ramen and Tsukemen. The ramen broth is milky but would definitely not make you jelak, with slices of pork belly and generous amounts of seaweed to go with the ramen – it is more than just heavenly. What you should not miss out is their green tea ice cream, rich and creamy!
Address: GSC Cinema, Lot T-028, Level 3 Mid Valley Megamall (near, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 11am – 10pm; Saturday – Sunday: 10:30am – 10pm
2. Aori Ramen
If you’re a Big Bang fan, you definitely have to try this Ramen eatery as it is owned by the group’s very member Seung Ri. The setting in the restaurant is similar to an authentic Japanese eatery, providing smaller tables for one-person dining, and also bigger tables for groups. The price may be slightly higher, but the quality of the ingredients make up to it, especially their barbequed marinated pork that is juicy and succulent.
Address: Lot 6.36.00 Level 6 Pavilion Mall, 168, Bukit Bintang Street, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm (Daily)
Bari-Uma is one of the newest ramen restaurants that just landed in Malaysia from Japan. Their broth, a savoury-flavoured tonkatsu broth is boiled for more than 10 hours to ensure it contains the gist of all the ingredients. Their signature ramen is the same as their name, Bari-Uma, which comes with condiments like egg, bamboo shoots, seaweed and thick cuts of pork slices. You definitely have to check this place out for Japanese goodness all in one bowl!
Address: Address: 7.101.01 & S7.101.00 Pavilion Elite, 168, Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 9:30pm (Daily)
4. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Even though they are being titled one of the priciest ramen in KL, that does not stop customers from flowing into this ramen shop. Unlike many other ramen shops that choose to cook their broth into creamy and aromatic soup, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka focuses more on the balance and lightness of flavour. What you should know is that they import some of their main ingredients from Japan to ensure that their ramen is as authentic as possible.
Address: Pavilion, Lot 6.24.03 Level 6 Tokyo Street, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11am – 10pm
5. Ippudo Ramen
Ippudo is famous not only in Malaysia, but also gain worldwide fame for their authentic Hakata ramen, characterised by a creamy and thick tonkotsu broth and straight noodles. This restaurant serves three signature broth flavours that is the shiromaru motoaji, akamaru shinaji and karaka-men. You can also choose how you want the textures of your noodles to be like – soft, regular or hard.
They have a few outlets in KL, click here to find the outlet closest to you.
6. Menya Mushashi
If you are one who enjoys strong and bold flavours, Menya Musashi is absolutely the right place for you. All of their ramen is packed with strong flavour, robust aroma and oily goodness. Although they might be oilier as compared to other ramens you’ve eaten, it’s the oil that makes the ramen boost with umami flavour. However, be mindful that they are not so forgiving with their prices with the cheapest ramen costing RM26 per bowl.
Address: Level2, Eat Paradise Isetan 1 Utama, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 47800
Operating Hours: 11am – 11pm
7. Super Ramen
This ramen shop opened not long ago but is already a hit with their peculiar ramen dishes with uncommon sides. You can order some of their ramen dishes that come with grilled chicken, and even a whole lobster. They are not only famous for their ramen, but also for serving refreshing cocktails that go well with their ramen.
Address: 65 G, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11:30pm; Wednesday: 11:30am – 3:30pm, 6pm – 11:30pm; Friday: 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 12am; Saturday: 11am – 4pm, 6pm – 12am; Sunday: 11am – 4pm, 6pm – 11:30pm
8. Menya Hanabi
Menya Hanabi is popular because of their Maze Soba, their signature dish which is topped with raw egg yolk, spicy minced pork and beef, spring onions, matchsticks of nori, powdered dried fish, and chopped raw garlic, which will then be drizzled with their secret sauce. What you should also try is their Ganso Taiwan Mazesoba, a work of art to look at due to the explosion of colours from the ingredients.
Address: No 16, Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm; Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
9. Kagura Tokyo Chicken Ramen
Located at Lot 10, Kagura Tokyo Chicken Ramen is one of the few ramen eateries that does not serve their ramen with pork, so check this place out if you like your ramen with chicken. They specialized in serving delicious bowls of chicken-based ramen that comes in either clear or creamy broth with chunky pieces of chicken meat. Their ramen noodles are thin, delicate and springy, which complements the umami flavour of the soup very well.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ismail Unit P1-20 Level 4 J’s Gate Dining Lot 10 Shopping Centre No. 50, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11am – 10pm (Daily)
10. Ramen Izakaya Kazushi
Trust Ramen Izakay Kazushi to serve you a bowl of ramen that is sure to delight your taste buds as their ramen is made with the freshest ingredients. What you should try is their Shoyu Ramen with al dente noodles, the broth is light but packed with flavour, and the ramen is cooked just right with a firm texture. You can opt for half or full portion depending on your appetite.
Address: Ground Floor, Unit 15-G, Jalan Solaris 3, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 11pm; Sunday: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10pm
We hope this list of best ramen around KL has made your ramen-hunting journey easy! If you want to skip the hassle of searching for these shops, always remember you can enjoy a well-prepped meal at home by ordering from foodpanda!
Article Written By Marcovy
Marcovy is a passionate writer who thinks life is about living to eat and enjoying it to the fullest. He wanted to explore the restaurants around Malaysia and the idea of documenting those food experiences was what inspired him to start writing food blog.