It’s raining ramen in Fortitude Valley, and we are ready to noodle all over the place! Whether you’re a sucker for hearty broth, a juicy slice of pork, or love every last ingredient found in this beloved Japanese noodle soup, we’re here to lead you to Brisbane’s best ramen. Chopsticks and spoons at the ready, here’s where to enjoy a bowl of slurptastic ramen at these Valley venues.

Tatsu Ramen & Gyoza Bar
Upholding their rep for revolutionary ramen, Tatsu Ramen & Gyoza Bar on Chinatown Mall offers eight different flavour combinations with something for every carnivore, herbivore and give-me-more in your life. We’ve set our sights on the tonkotsu ramen, being the perfect mix of pork belly, shallots, seaweed, boiled egg, bean sprouts and broth. Tatsu gud. 

Wagaya Japanese Restaurant
Being bowled over by Wagaya’s ramen is a given. Enter Chinatown Mall’s Japanese feasting house and slide into the intimate booths to get stuck into the 11 options of ramen with salt-, soy- or miso-based stock. Slurp up the prawn or scallops miso butter ramen varieties, or opt for the ultimate flavour hit with a level 3 hot chilli noodle bowl.

Nonbei Saké Bar & BBQ
Are you more into spicy or citrusy flavours? Choose spicy miso ramen with warming chilli and oodles of noodles, or a yuzu shio ramen bowl of delicate pork and chicken broth with a citrusy flavour from Nonbei’s a la carte menu. Either way, it’s a warm hug for your insides. Yum!

Nom Nom Korean 
For one bowl to rule them all, drink in all the glory of Nom Nom Korean’s popular pork ramen, complete with egg noodles, thinly sliced pork and egg in a perfectly balanced pork broth. Less is more delicious. Warm up with a bowl of goodness at the Bakery Lane eatery.

Image: Wagaya Japanese Restaurant

— July 2021