Craving ramen? Here are Milwaukee's top 3 options
The East Side is your Ramen Destination
Topping the list is Kawa Ramen & Sushi. Located at 2321 N. Murray Ave. in Murray Hill, the sushi bar, which offers ramen and more, is the highest rated spot of its kind in Milwaukee, boasting 4.5 stars out of 132 reviews on Yelp.
This spot offers classic Japanese fare, including miso ramen, a number of sushi and sashimi platters and a full list of appetizers. Among its ramen options, expect the Tokotsu Ramen with pork broth, pork belly, egg noodles, soft boiled egg, bamboo shoots and black wood ear mushrooms, or the Hell Fire Ramen with spicy pork broth, torched pork belly, soft boiled egg, scallions and chili threads.
This place caters and delivers. Check out the website for a full list of offerings and more information.
Yelper Bradley F., who reviewed it on Nov. 15, said, "Only place I go in the city for ramen. Other places cut corners and it shows in the final product. This place is legit."
Next up is Lower East Side's Red Light Ramen, situated at 1749 N. Farwell Ave. With four stars out of 138 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score ramen has proven to be a local favorite.
Check out this spot's version of tonkotsu ramen complete with pork, scallions, mushroom, bamboo shoots, nori, fish cake, egg and greens, or the mushroom miso with similar ingredients. Here's the menu.
Vinnie H. wrote, "This spot is just right! It's small enough to offer an intimate dining experience, with just the right amount of space to kick back once you're full! This was hands down one of the best bowls of ramen I've ever had. It was hearty, flavorful and plentiful."
Lower East Side's Fusion Poke, located at 1813 E. Kenilworth Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score poke and ramen 4.5 stars out of 33 reviews.
Signature ramen dishes include tonkotsu with pork, egg, fish cake and bean sprouts; miso with pork, corn and egg; and shio with pork, egg, red ginger and nori. Customers can add an ingredient for an additional charge. This spot also offers customizable poke bowls. See all the ramen choices here. It also offers poke bowls, smoothies and rolled ice cream.
Quan N. wrote, "I tried the tonkotsu ramen and it was very well made. The broth was creamy and had depth, unlike many Milwaukee ramen places. The egg was cooked well and the pork was melt-in-your-mouth good. I would have to say, in my opinion, the best ramen in Milwaukee."