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TLDR? The best ramen bar in Medellin is Tamagotchi Ramen Bar.
Asian food has been gaining popularity the world over, and Medellin is no exception.
The city, which is a cultural hub and a perfect melting pot, has seen a number of Japanese restaurants cropping up around the city. As a result, there are some pretty delicious ramen bars out there.
So, are you ready to dip your spoon into a bowl of ramen noodle soup? Check out this guide to the best ramen bars in Medellin.
If you like Asian culture and style, this is the place for you. Tamagotchi Ramen Bar is located just a few steps from El Poblado Park.
This spot is a place decorated with manga art, where elements of Japanese culture are sprinkled throughout the establishment so that trying the food makes you feel like you really are right there in Japan!
In terms of the menu, you’ll find tons of options here. Obviously, the most outstanding dish is the Tamagotchi ramen, which is the house soup.
If you want to pair your meal with a beverage, they offer imported beers and delicious sangria. Or, go for a cup of sake!
Address: cr43b, Cl 10 #12, Medellín, Antioquia
Inspired by Japanese anime meals, Ichiraku Ramen is a restaurant that features hand-painted murals on the walls. If you’re a fan of anime, you’ll be excited to spot well-known characters such as Naruto and Goku!
One of the best things about this spot is that the staff is super knowledgeable. If this is your first ramen rodeo, you can ask for suggestions and they’ll make sure they hook you up with something you enjoy.
Personally, I’d recommend the ramen and the gyozas. Both are great and both are big, so make sure you come hungry.
Address: Cl. 8a #37-11, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia
This restaurant offers Asian and has a menu that highlights, you guessed it, ramen. They offer delivery to the doorstep of your Casacol Airbnb as well as have a great in-house menu.
The ramen bar is small, but the prices are cheap. That’s a pretty good balance, and when you throw in the great service, it’s definitely a place you’ll love!
What’s particularly great about Sumo Ramen is that they’ve got an extensive menu ideal for vegans.
Address: Cra. 36 #8A-131, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia
Cuon is a mixed Asian restaurant. In other words, while they’ve got ramen on the menu, that’s far from the only thing they offer.
In fact, even though they have some top-notch ramen, I’d actually recommend ordering a plate of their sushi to start. The sushi is excellent, and it’s small enough that it makes for a good appetizer.
Other perks of this place are that they have gluten-free and vegetarian options. No matter what dietary restrictions you have, you’ll love the meals.
Address: Cl. 8 ##43A- 29, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia
Kabuki is a restaurant that mixes Japanese food and Peruvian food.
Now, I know that sounds a bit weird, but hear me out.
They have a mixed menu and combine things that make sense. For example, you can try a Peruvian ceviche for the starter and then finish off with some seafood-based sushi.
Address: Cra 33 ## 8 A-11, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia
Sushi Gama is on the list because even though it’s famous for sushi, their top dish is actually the ramen.
The place has a number of other perks, such as street parking, Wi-Fi service, and outdoor tables, too.
Another thing I love about Sushi Gama is that they sell 20Mission beer. Sure, it might not be the most authentic Japanese drink, but it pairs well with a plate of sushi!
Address: Cl 11A #43f-5, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia
Another excellent option for enjoying the flavors of Japanese food is Douraku. This place is known for its soups and of course, its ramen.
Now, if you’re on a tight budget, this is the place to go. Douraku is very popular among young people and digital nomads trying to tighten their purse strings thanks to its low prices.
Another cool thing about Douraku is that they have a special menu for vegans and vegetarians on request. The food is just as good as the meat-based meals and it means everyone in your friend group can partake.
Address: Cra. 42 ##10 – 64, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia
Haiku Maid Café is a place that locals and foreigners alike love, thanks to the wonderful service. The atmosphere in the café is laid-back and youthful and makes you feel like you stepped through the screen and into your favorite anime.
Probably the best part about this spot is that the prices are low. You can eat a big meal without having to dip into your savings!
Haiku Maid Cafe is located closer to the Laureles scene than it is to the popular Poblado. That just makes it a handy spot if you’re staying on the other side of town!
Address: Calle 49b# 64b-12, Cl. 49b ## 64b-12, Medellín, Antioquia
With a minimalist atmosphere, Japonería welcomes its customers into a cozy restaurant with great meals. Its menu offers a lot more than ramen, too, so you can really delve into Japanese food.
In terms of what to pair it with, there are some fun Asian wines. I recommend asking about their rice wine or going for a quick cup of sake.
Address: Cl 10A #37-64, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia
Despite the fact that Saigon Fire is largely a Vietnamese restaurant, their standout dish is ramen.
It’s also got a cozy atmosphere, nestled in the heart of a private botanical garden in the Manila neighborhood.
Saigon Fire has a lengthy bar menu, too. Pair your ramen with some sake or sip on one of the Asian beers they have.
Another fun aspect of Saigon Fire is that they have live music from time to time. That makes the experience just that much more fun!
Address: Cra. 43F #10-38 Interior 2, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia
Itadaki Ramen is a lively Japanese restaurant located in the large El Poblado neighborhood. It’s got a cozy atmosphere that’s perfect for one of the rainy days in Medellin.
People who visit Itadaki Ramen will immediately notice how authentic the ramen here tastes.
While the menu is pretty small, everything on it is delicious. And, all the noodles are made in-house. Talk about delicious!
Address: Alto de las Palmas, Indiana Mall #Local 9915, Envigado, Vda. El Penasco, Envigado, Antioquia
Medellín has some pretty unique places to sit down for a meal. And, now that you know a little bit about the best ramen bars in the city, you’re ready to experience some of those places for yourself!
So, take a trip to the other side of the world and get to know the special flavors that Asian cuisine offers us. It’s a unique way to dine out while visiting Medellin.
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