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.
Tamagotchi Ramen Bar
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!
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.
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.
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!