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9 Best Ramen Spots In Metro Vancouver To Warm You Up

by Amy Huang |

Luckily for us, there are plenty of must-try spots offering up some of the best ramen in the city and beyond.

Best Ramen In Metro Vancouver

The Ramen Butcher


Indulge in a steaming bowl of authentic Hakata Tonkotsu ramen at The Ramen Butcher, nestled in Vancouver’s iconic Chinatown.

For nine years, this Japanese-owned gem has been tantalizing taste buds with rich and flavorful broths and expertly crafted noodles. With its dedication to preserving traditional culinary techniques and commitment to quality, The Ramen Butcher promises an unforgettable ramen experience to warm you up on a chilly winter day in Vancouver.

Visit them in person or order a bowl straight to your door.

Location: 223 East Georgia Street in Vancouver

Afuri Ramen


Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Afuri Ramen, renowned for its signature Yuzu Shio ramen bowl. They’re also one of the rare restaurants that use zero MSG in all of their recipes.

Crafted with a delicate broth featuring locally sourced chicken, dry fish “niboshi,” and aromatic konbu seaweed, each spoonful offers a symphony of umami richness complemented by refreshing hints of yuzu citrus. With a mission to “make the world better through ramen,” Afuri promises a culinary experience that nourishes both body and soul.

Visit them on Main Street or order a bowl online.

Location: There are 2 locations in Metro Vancouver

  • 2801 Main St, Vancouver
  • 7971 Alderbridge Way #140, Richmond

Horin Tonkotsu


Horin Tonkotsu brings the flavors of Fukuoka, Japan, to Vancouver with its signature tonkatsu pork broth ramen and distinctive red chili sauce. Boasting an original recipe, their chili sauce adds a unique kick to their ramen offerings. The broth, simmered for 20 hours with 100% pork bones, is rich in umami flavors, ensuring a satisfying dining experience.

Don’t miss out on “Horin Day” every 11th of the month, where customers can win a free bowl of ramen and earn double loyalty points.

Whether you’re a ramen aficionado or new to the cuisine, Horin Tonkotsu promises a flavorful journey through traditional Japanese ramen.

Location: 1226 Robston St, Vancouver


Menya Raizo


Step into Menya Raizo and experience the nostalgic ambiance of a traditional ramen eatery from Japan’s vibrant past, complete with a tin roof, warm orange light bulbs, and charming lanterns.

Known for their dedication to authenticity, they handcraft most of their soup, noodles, and cha-shu daily in their central kitchen. Whether you’re craving authentic Japanese ramen or seeking the cozy atmosphere of a ramen IZAKAYA, where small snacks are served with beer or sake, Menya Raizo offers an unforgettable ramen experience.

Location: 401 W Broadway, Vancouver

Ramen Danbo


Late-night eats, anyone? Head over to Ramen Danbo for some comfort food in a cozy setting. They offer a variety of ramen options that cater to every dream, but they are best known for their Chasu-men ramen. The bowl comes with six pieces of mouth-watering braised pork belly.

For spice lovers, they also provide 4 spicy or ‘Rekka’ levels, including ichimi togarashi powder for an extra kick of spiciness.

Location: They have three locations in Vancouver, and they’re all open from 11am to 11 pm daily.

  • Robson: 1333 Robson St, Vancouver
  • Kitsilano: 1833 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
  • Kerrisdale: 2277 W 41st Ave, Vancouver

Maruhachi Ramen


Maruhachi Ramen, previously Marutama Ramen is a place so good it’s even had some famous clientele. Former Game of Thrones cast member Jason Momoa has been vocal about his love of this ramen spot (even going there for breakfast) and it’s really put the restaurant on the map.

They are known for their Tori-Paitan (Creamy Chicken broth) Ramen.

Location: They have multiple locations all over Metro Vancouver

  • Vancouver Westend: 780 Bidwell St, Vancouver
  • Central Library: 270 Robson St, Vancouver
  • Metrotown: 5278 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • Richmond: 2780 No 3 Rd, Richmond
  • Coquitlam: #108-1190 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Surrey: 9082 152 St Unit 2, Surrey

Kinton Ramen


The popular Toronto ramen joint opened in Vancouver a few years ago, and it has quickly become a hotspot, opening up multiple locations. The menu features sous-vide chicken, pork, crispy karaage, and vegetarian ramen bowls, available in five different styles: original, Shoyu, miso, spicy garlic, and spicy jalapeno.

You can also fully customize your bowl by choosing the type of noodles you want and adding any toppings you desire.

Location: They have multiple locations in Metro Vancouver

  • Robson: 420 Robson St, Vancouver
  • UBC: 102 – 6111 University Boulevard, Vancouver
  • North Vancouver: 1325 Lonsdale Ave #105, North Vancouver
  • Surrey: 13639 George Junction #103, Surrey

Taishoken Ramen


With a warm wood decor, this ramen spot is known for their unique specialty known as Tsukemen. Here, the thick noodles and broth are served separately, inviting patrons to engage in the delightful ritual of dipping and slurping. They also have a specialty tomato cheese ramen that is equally different and delicious.

For those seeking a departure from the ordinary, Taishoken Ramen is a highly recommended destination, promising a culinary adventure that’s different from the norm.

Location: 515 Abbott St, Vancouver

G-men Ramen


A notorious spot in Richmond, and definitely a local favourite. This restaurant is reminiscent of authentic dimly lit Tokyo back alley ramen joints. Diners describes the experience as resembling a true Japanese noodle bar, with quick service, great chicken karage and tonkotsu, and extra umame awesomeness with the miso tonkostu.


  • Richmond: 8391 Alexandra Rd #1160, Richmond
  • Steveston: 3711 Bayview St., Richmond