Toronto's Top 10 Ramen Restaurants: Best Delivery & Takeout
Published: May 31, 2023
There’s something about good ramen – especially in the middle of winter, when the cold wind wants to blow right through you. A warm, flavourful soup just warms you from the inside out, restoring you and filling you full of life. Maybe that’s why Toronto is one of Canada’s top ramen spots. There are literally hundreds of quality ramen restaurants in the GTA, each offering their own interpretations to suit even the pickiest palate. (And lots of good vegetarian ramen options, too.) Here are a few of our favourite ramen places in Toronto – and all are offering either takeout or delivery.
Remember: These days, you need to always check before you go – either by web or phone. Locations may open or close due to changing restrictions.
There are currently five Ajisen Ramen locations in the GTA, and one more coming early this year. Ajisen Ramen started in 1968 as a small shop in Kumamoto, Japan. The original proprietor, Mr Takaharu Shigemitsu, wanted to serve ramen that was tasty, memorable and made people happy. Ajisen opened its first shop outside of Japan here in Canada in 2005 – the start of more than 800 stores worldwide. The Ajisen Ramen broth is made by simmering pork bone with other ingredients until it becomes milky white – flavourful, but not too spicy. Our favourites include Spicy Miso Pork Ramen, Steak Teppanyaki Ramen and Curry Pork Cutlet Ramen.
332 Spadina Avenue (near Adelaide St.)
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
With three Toronto locations, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka is definitely a can’t-miss destination if you’re a ramen connoisseur – and it has been said by many that it offers the best vegetarian ramen in Toronto. Some of our go-to’s on the menu are the Spicy Miso Ramen, Tsuke-Men Ramen and Ikura Gohan Rice Bowl as well as the Goro-Niku Gyoza… with dessert, of course.
91 Dundas Street East (near Church St.)
515 Bloor Street West (near Bathurst St.)
2057 Yonge Street (near Eglinton Ave.)
Ikkousha Ramen has two locations in Toronto – practically side by side. There is Hakata Ikkousha Ramen (serving pork-based ramen) and Ikkousha Ramen Chicken (serving chicken base), so choose what you prefer. With more than 50 locations worldwide, Ikkousha Ramen was founded in Japan in 2004. The name is based in three Japanese characters – ichi (one), ko (happy) and sha (space) – and the service and food definitely live up to that promise. We hear really good things about the Tori Paitan Ramen (chicken white soup) and God Fire Ramen (if you like spicy).
249 Queen Street West and 257 Queen Street West (both near University Ave.)
Established in May 2012, Kinton Ramen was one of the first authentic Japanese ramen restaurants in Toronto. Their signature soup base is made by simmering quality pork and chicken bones for over 20 hours, then adding hand-selected bonito fish and fresh vegetables. This process results in an exceptionally rich flavour which they call “umami.” Their menu offers a great selection, with vegetarian ramen options and specials.
51 Baldwin Street (near Dundas St.)
668 Bloor Street West (near Bathurst St.)
401 Queen Street West (near Spadina Ave.)
90 Eglinton Avenue East (near Yonge St.)
Konjiki Ramen is one of Toronto’s culinary gems, offering outstanding and surprising dishes that will please even the most experienced ramen fanatics. Signature dishes are built around a full-bodied Clam, Chicken and Pork base – so consider options like Clam Potage Tsukemen, Mild Clam Broth Pork Ramen or Lobster Ramen. Integrating new and innovative ingredients such as Black Truffles and Porcini Mushroom, Konjiki continues to build on traditional Japanese offerings that add unique and local elements.
41 Elm Street (near Bay St.)
One of the newer ramen restaurants in Toronto, Musoshin Ramen, has quickly gained a reputation for the high quality of its food. Musoshin Ramen is best known for its light yet rich vegan vegetable-based ramen broth, which offers smooth but bold flavours without the oil of traditional broths. Noodles are made in-house and all ingredients are fresh. Originally based in Kameoka, Kyoto, Musoshin has two locations in Kyoto and Ōsaka – Toronto being their first overseas expansion. Aoi Yoshida is the Toronto Chef and co-owner.
9 Boustead Avenue (near Dundas and Bloor Streets)
One of the most highly regarded ramen houses in Toronto is Ramen Isshin – which means ‘One Heart One Ramen.’ Ramen Isshin’s signature is their Wok Fried Red Miso Ramen – with veggies, red and white miso, sake and other seasonings, all fired up in a wok before Tonkotsu broth is added and poured over a fresh bed of noodles. They’re also known for options like Shoyu Kotteri Tsukemen (aka Dipping Ramen style), Black Sesame Tan Tan Noodle and White Sesame Shio Ramen. Ramen Isshin also offers a large selection of Vegetarian ramen options, too. There are three locations in Toronto, as well as one in Brossard, Quebec.
111 Richmond Street West (near University Ave.)
421 College Street (near Bathurst St.)
609 Queen Street West (near Bathurst St.)
Ramen Raijin on Wellesley
Ramen Raijin bills itself as the casual ramen place. Its signature is probably its mild Tonkotsu soup and clear Torigara, upon which they build a ton of interesting and flavourful options, including unique monthly specials. There are also a bunch of good vegan-friendly options, including the excellent Vegetarian Miso Ramen. Also look to non-ramen options on the menu like onigiri (Japanese rice balls) and bento boxes.
24 Wellesley Street West (rear, near Bay St.)
Sansotei specializes in authentic Tonkotsu Ramen, taking their inspiration from the Kyushu and Hokkaido regions of Japan. The restaurant was founded in Toronto in 2012, and has grown now to five locations in the core plus many others outside of downtown. The most common comments you’ll hear about Sansotei are about the quality and authenticity of the food. Look for items on the menu like Tonkatsu Black, Spicy Tan Tan and Black Garlic Ramen. The Tonkotsu broth is rich, if a tiny bit salty (in the Japanese style).
179 Dundas Street West (near University Ave.)
650 Yonge Street (near Bloor St.)
115 Fort York Boulevard (near Spadina Ave.)
30 Adelaide Street East (near Yonge St.)
65 Front Street West (at Union Station)