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Fifteen Bowls Of Ramen To Try Now

The cold front calls for a bowl of noodles with broth

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Winter may be gone, but a great bowl of ramen is never a bad idea no matter the season. The gospel of ramen became mainstream across the country in the last decade, particularly after the rise of David Chang's Momofuku. In Denver, the popularity of ramen began with Bones, increased with Uncle, and was solidified with Osaka Ramen, Tokio, and Katsu Ramen.

Mile High City restaurants and ramen-yas (small eateries serving primarily ramen) are creating some beautiful iterations of the Japanese noodle soup dish. From the most traditional, time-tested versions to the more inventive approaches, ramen fans are sure to be matched with their perfect bowl of ramen in Denver.

Note: Restaurants featured are listed in alphabetical order, highlighting specific bowls of ramen from local kitchens. If we missed your favorite ramen dish, let us know by sending a message via the Eater tipline.

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1. Bones

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701 Grant St
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 860-2929
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In a fusion match made in heaven, this small but mighty eatery serves a green chili ramen that combines braised pork, hominy, Cotija cheese, green chili broth, and tops it all with a poached egg.

2. Brazen

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4500 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80212
(720) 638-1242
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Brazen's popular ramen dish only comes out at night as the gem of the late night menu at the Berkeley/Highlands eatery. The dish is always done with savory shoyu broth and poached egg, but other accoutrements change nightly.
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3. Domo Japanese Country Foods Restaurant

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1365 Osage St
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 595-3666
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Domo's Japanese offerings are extensive but you can't miss the ramen sets. Dinner ramen is served with your choice of noodle soup, mini donburi bowl, and seven small sides. A favorite here is the spicy salmon ramen with savory dashi miso broth and grilled salmon.

4. Katsu Ramen

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(303) 751-2222
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Katsu Ramen in has been packed since its opening earlier this year. The Aurora spot has perfected traditional ramen. For an excellent chilled version of the noodle soup, order Katsu's hiyashi chuka with chilled egg noodles and finely shredded veggies. Add sweet corn and a boiled egg for optimal eating pleasure.
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5. Linger

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2030 W 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-3120
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The hangover ramen, available on the lunch and brunch menu, is worth the buzz. Pork belly, duck confit, soft boiled shoyu egg, mushrooms, sesame, and condiments galore team up to turn your mid-day meal around.
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6. Miyako

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2950 S Broadway Unit A2
Englewood, CO 80113
(303) 568-0940
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The Englewood ramen spot does traditional ramen right. Try the negi tonkotsu, served with your choice of shio or shoyu tonkotsu broth, springy egg noodles, and finely shredded green onion.
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7. Osaka Ramen

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2611 Walnut Street, Denver
CO, 80205
(303) 955-7938
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Osaka Ramen approaches ramen from both a traditional and very non-traditional standpoint. The best of the bowls here is the tonkotsu, made with pork broth, bamboo shoots, pork belly, pickled ginger, black garlic oil, and topped with a soft egg.
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8. OTOTO Den

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1501 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 733-2503
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For a traditional bowl of tantan-men ramen, head to Ototo. The dish combines egg noodles, spicy ground pork, bok choy, and bean sprouts in a 48-hour cooked spicy pork broth.
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9. Tokio

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2907 Huron St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 639-2911
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Tokio is one of the only Denver restaurants that serves ramen tsukemen style, meaning broth and noodles separately. It's a create-your-own ramen adventure with a bowl of pork broth, serving of insanely good pork dipping sauce, chilled noodles (served separately), pickled bamboo, carrot red pickled ginger, and bok choy.

10. Uncle

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2215 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-3263
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The Momofuku-inspired ramen-ya serves an array of iterations on the Japanese noodle soup- it's hard to pick just one. Next time you're in order the duck ramen, done in shoyu broth with arugula, apple, togarashi, and soft egg. The kimchi ramen is also killer.
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11. Ace Eat Serve

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501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 800-7705
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The ramen offerings at this hot spot in Uptown change periodically but you can always count on a hearty bowl like the current braised pork shank with bacon fried rice and sesame spinach.

12. Departure

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249 Columbine St
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 772-5020
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Spicy Miso Rame at this gorgeous Cherry Creek restaurant combines a flavorful broth with pork belly, bamboo shoot, toasted chili, and a six minute egg.
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13. Mizu

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1560 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 372-7100
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A new generation lobster ramen still rooted in tradition, this bowl comes with a lobster wonton, bean sprouts, bok choi, and green onion.
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14. River and Woods

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2328 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 639-2911
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Sandy’s matzo ball ramen at this new Boulder restaurant combines chicken bone broth, red miso, Sandy’s duckfat matzo ball, all topped with a Wisdom Farm duck egg.
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15. Sushi Den

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1487 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-0826
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This well-respected institution of Japanese cuisine serves a mean lobster ramen rich in miso-lobster stock, generously appointed with tender lobster, housemade lobster dumplings, and ears of baby corn. The noodles are made in-house.
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1. Bones

701 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203
In a fusion match made in heaven, this small but mighty eatery serves a green chili ramen that combines braised pork, hominy, Cotija cheese, green chili broth, and tops it all with a poached egg.
701 Grant St
Denver, CO 80203

2. Brazen

4500 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80212
Brazen
Brazen's popular ramen dish only comes out at night as the gem of the late night menu at the Berkeley/Highlands eatery. The dish is always done with savory shoyu broth and poached egg, but other accoutrements change nightly.
4500 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80212

3. Domo Japanese Country Foods Restaurant

1365 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204
Domo's Japanese offerings are extensive but you can't miss the ramen sets. Dinner ramen is served with your choice of noodle soup, mini donburi bowl, and seven small sides. A favorite here is the spicy salmon ramen with savory dashi miso broth and grilled salmon.
1365 Osage St
Denver, CO 80204

4. Katsu Ramen

Aurora, CO
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Katsu Ramen in has been packed since its opening earlier this year. The Aurora spot has perfected traditional ramen. For an excellent chilled version of the noodle soup, order Katsu's hiyashi chuka with chilled egg noodles and finely shredded veggies. Add sweet corn and a boiled egg for optimal eating pleasure.

5. Linger

2030 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
TripAdvisor
The hangover ramen, available on the lunch and brunch menu, is worth the buzz. Pork belly, duck confit, soft boiled shoyu egg, mushrooms, sesame, and condiments galore team up to turn your mid-day meal around.
2030 W 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

6. Miyako

2950 S Broadway Unit A2, Englewood, CO 80113
Yelp
The Englewood ramen spot does traditional ramen right. Try the negi tonkotsu, served with your choice of shio or shoyu tonkotsu broth, springy egg noodles, and finely shredded green onion.
2950 S Broadway Unit A2
Englewood, CO 80113

7. Osaka Ramen

2611 Walnut Street, Denver, CO, 80205
Osaka Ramen
Osaka Ramen approaches ramen from both a traditional and very non-traditional standpoint. The best of the bowls here is the tonkotsu, made with pork broth, bamboo shoots, pork belly, pickled ginger, black garlic oil, and topped with a soft egg.
2611 Walnut Street, Denver
CO, 80205

8. OTOTO Den

1501 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
Ototo
For a traditional bowl of tantan-men ramen, head to Ototo. The dish combines egg noodles, spicy ground pork, bok choy, and bean sprouts in a 48-hour cooked spicy pork broth.
1501 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210

9. Tokio

2907 Huron St, Denver, CO 80202
Tokio is one of the only Denver restaurants that serves ramen tsukemen style, meaning broth and noodles separately. It's a create-your-own ramen adventure with a bowl of pork broth, serving of insanely good pork dipping sauce, chilled noodles (served separately), pickled bamboo, carrot red pickled ginger, and bok choy.
2907 Huron St
Denver, CO 80202

10. Uncle

2215 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
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The Momofuku-inspired ramen-ya serves an array of iterations on the Japanese noodle soup- it's hard to pick just one. Next time you're in order the duck ramen, done in shoyu broth with arugula, apple, togarashi, and soft egg. The kimchi ramen is also killer.
2215 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

11. Ace Eat Serve

501 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
The ramen offerings at this hot spot in Uptown change periodically but you can always count on a hearty bowl like the current braised pork shank with bacon fried rice and sesame spinach.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

12. Departure

249 Columbine St, Denver, CO 80206
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Spicy Miso Rame at this gorgeous Cherry Creek restaurant combines a flavorful broth with pork belly, bamboo shoot, toasted chili, and a six minute egg.
249 Columbine St
Denver, CO 80206

13. Mizu

1560 Boulder St, Denver, CO 80211
Adam Larkey
A new generation lobster ramen still rooted in tradition, this bowl comes with a lobster wonton, bean sprouts, bok choi, and green onion.
1560 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211

14. River and Woods

2328 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Yelp
Sandy’s matzo ball ramen at this new Boulder restaurant combines chicken bone broth, red miso, Sandy’s duckfat matzo ball, all topped with a Wisdom Farm duck egg.
2328 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

15. Sushi Den

1487 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
Sushi Den
This well-respected institution of Japanese cuisine serves a mean lobster ramen rich in miso-lobster stock, generously appointed with tender lobster, housemade lobster dumplings, and ears of baby corn. The noodles are made in-house.
1487 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210

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