When it’s cold outside in Jersey City, sometimes there’s nothing better than a steamy bowl of ramen to warm you up. With that delicious, salty broth and chewy wheat noodles, ramen is a heartwarming dish that’s like a hug in a bowl.
Jersey City has a handful of places where you can slurp on some noodles; check out this list of restaurants offering the best ramen in Jersey City.
Ani Ramen is a boutique ramen house with several locations throughout New York and New Jersey. In Jersey City there are two locations – a sit-down restaurant on Newark Ave and a casual to-go spot at District Kitchen down by the waterfront.
The No.3 Chef’s Special is our favorite, made with a classic chicken broth and a shoyu tare base enriched with chili paste, chives, garlic, ginger, onion, lemongrass, and shallot. On the menu you’ll also find a variety of bites that are perfect for sharing, including bao buns, edamame, kurobuta sausage and miso sake wings.
218 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302
With two locations in Jersey City and Hoboken, Muteki Ramen serves authentic Japanese ramen and Japanese tapas style food in a casual atmosphere.
The menu features 15 kinds of ramen, plus appetizers such as shumai dumplings, peperoncino edamame, fried okonomiyaki, karaage buns and shrimp tempura.
Try the Muteki Ramen special, which is topped with pork and chicken chasu, bean sprouts, kikurage mushrooms, bamboo, spinach, butter corn, scallion, egg, fish cake and nori.
100 York St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Located in the food court of 99 Ranch Asian supermarket, Ramen Green is a casual spot offering dine-in and takeout. It’s not the place to go if you’re looking for a fancy dinner, but if you’re feeling hungry you’ll love the big portions and tasty food.
Costing around $10-$12 for a bowl, it’s one of the most affordable ramen options in Jersey City. Visit the store to pick up some groceries, then stop for a bowl of ramen to line your stomach. You’ll find around 10 different kinds of ramen on the menu, plus rice bowls, fried chicken, pan fried gyoza and other appetizers.
420 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Established in 2016 and located on Newark Ave, Miso Ramen uses two types of broth; thick and clear. Both of the broths are slow-boiled for over 20 hours to give them plenty of flavor and the noodles are freshly produced on-site using a machine imported directly from Japan.
The restaurant offers a variety of meat toppings including ox-tail beef, chasu pork and beef short ribs. The menu also features brothless ramen bowls and several vegetarian and vegan options.
189 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Pinwheel Garden Dumpling and Noodle Bar
Located in the Communipaw neighborhood, Pinwheel Garden Dumpling and Noodle Bar is a family-run restaurant serving Asian-fusion food made with fresh, seasonal produce. The space is quirky and cozy too, with exposed brick walls, plants in the window and furniture made from repurposed floor beams.
Along with a variety of innovative dishes combining Asian and American flavors, you’ll find two types of ramen – Maitake Mushroom and Trinity Ramen. Other dishes worth trying include the Bourbon Bacon Fried Rice, the Mushroom Drunken Noodle, the Coconut Curry and the Mac and Cheese Dumplings.
318 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304
Menya Sandaime has three locations across Fort Lee and Jersey City and serves authentic ramen made with a traditional recipe that has been passed down for three generations. The Tokyo-style pork broth is brewed for over 12 hours and noodles are made daily in-house.
Aside from ramen, Menya Sandaime also serves rice bowls and side options such as gyoza, bao buns and Japanese-style deep fried chicken. The restaurant is housed in an industrial-style space in Newport, just a few minutes’ walk from the Path station.
570 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310
Poke n’ Ramen 360
Located inside Newport Centre shopping mall, Poke n’ Ramen 360 is a fast-food style establishment serving poke bowls and ramen. Customers have the option to build their own bowls with two types of soup bases and a variety of proteins and toppings. This is the perfect place to stop if you’re shopping at Newport Mall and you’re in the mood for a tasty bowl of ramen.
30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07302
A Final Word…
Ramen is a dish that soothes the soul and there are so many flavor combinations and toppings to choose from.
In the mood for Japanese food? Check out our list of the best sushi spots in Jersey City too!