When the winter chills come creeping in, we find ourselves craving something rich and heartwarming to make us forget the cold.

Before the spring replaces the chilly weather, here are five memorable ramen restaurants in the Cape to satisfy your hunger with.

1. Downtown Ramen Asian Restaurant


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Perfect for a get-together or date night with your better half, Downtown ramen serves up simply delicious ramen with an authentic Japanese taste.

Their three main ramen dishes, Kimiko, Shoyu, and Laksa are the main pull for a visit to this low lit nighttime hang with their specialty bowl consisting of pork belly ramen with a clear broth and authentic Japanese spices.

If you happen to bring along a friend who isn’t a fan of ramen, their Bao is a great alternative and their sweet sipping sake is a must-try.

Contact: 021 461 0407

Address: 7925, 103 Harrington St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925

2. Three Wise Monkeys

Your one-stop ramen spot in the heart of Sea Point. Three Wise Monkeys serves up some seriously healthy helpings and serves them with some delicious herbal tea options.

The Beef Brisket ramen is their most popular, served with chicken-based broth, soy sauce, miso, noodles, beef brisket, pickled cabbage, yaki corn and marinated egg.

Their Edamame Beans are a must-try starter.

Contact: 021 433 1837

Address: La Rhone Building, 77 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060

3. Obi Restaurant

Obi Restaurant dishes out authentic Japanese cuisine from their atmospheric store on bustling Long Street.

Their classic Shoyu Ramen is served with Pork Cheeks, spring onion, nori, soy sauce broth, and eggs.

Reservations need to be made ahead of time and will cost a deposit for groups larger than five people.

Contact: 021 418 4040

Address: Shop 2, 14 Long Street, Cape Town, 8000

4. Genki Sushi Bar & Japanese Tapas

This charming restaurant in a cozy courtyard in Stellenbosch now serves up a heartwarming ramen dish.

Plated with seared pork belly, soft boiled egg, mushrooms, pickled daikon and homemade noodles, this is an offering sure to please.

Genki Sushi Bar & Japanese Tapas also offers delicious sushi and tapas style meals.

Contact: 021 887 5699

Address: Church St, De Wet Centre, 7600 Stellenbosch, Western Cape

5. Lucky Bao Bar

The place to grab Asian style street food, offering a variety of dishes from a tasty bao and wagyu burgers to rich short rib ramen.

Their ramen dish comes with a beef bone broth, short rib, udon noodles and kimchi garnish.

Contact: 064 661 4415

Address: Main Rd, Scott Estate, Cape Town, 7806

6. Tjing Tjing

Feel as though you’re slurping up ramen noodles in Japan when you visit Tjing Thing in Cape Town’s CBD.

The newly renovated premises offers a modern Japanese vibe and the menu to match.

Their Torii menu features a variety of ramen options including Butter Miso Chicken, Shio Mushroom and homemade tofu or Smokey Pork Tonkotsu.

There’s a flavour to suit every palate and we can highly recommend the Mitarashi Dango for dessert.

Contact: 021 422 4920

Address: 165 Longmarket St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

Website: www.tjingtjing.co.za

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