More than the famous theme parks - Disney and Universal - Orlando has so many other exciting highlights to offer visitors. Formerly a ground dominated by citrus groves, cypress swamps, and ranches, this place has risen from its dust pretty quickly - under a century - and it’s now home to high-end entertainment facilities, hotels, malls, golf courses, restaurants, and much more. Its culinary scene is also evolving, with lots of local, Asian, and intercontinental restaurants, popping up along the brick-street districts and around the theme parks. And if you are more interested in savoring Japanese and other Asian delicacies, there are myriads of authentic, traditional options to choose from. From the highly rated Domu to the reputable JINYA Ramen Bar, find the best ramen restaurants in Orlando, Florida, below.
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1. Da Sun Ramen
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For some of the best-tasting ramen and Japanese dishes in Orlando, check out Da Sun Ramen. It’s one of Orlando’s top spots to enjoy a hot bowl of ramen as it only serves flavorful broths that are simmered for hours to get that full authentic Japanese taste we love. The place is more than just about great-tasting ramens, though, as it also serves other sumptuous Japanese fares including takoyaki, teriyaki skewers, gyoza, Japanese curries, udon, onigiris, rice meals, and more.
Da Sun Ramen
Address: 5080 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32808, United States
Website: Da Sun Ramen
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11am - 8:30pm (closed on Mon)
2. Tokyo Ramen - W Colonial
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Take your ramen experience to the next level by visiting Tokyo Ramen - W Colonial. This popular Japanese joint is known for its wide selection of tasty bowls of ramen, from the classic shoyu and tonkotsu ramen to the adventurous menudo and paitan ramen. There are also a whole lot of other non-ramen options to choose from including teppanyaki, poke bowls, salads, and soups. The friendly service, welcoming atmosphere, and affordable prices complete an amazing dining experience for the whole family.
Tokyo Ramen - W Colonial
Address: 5076 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32808, United States
Website: Tokyo Ramen - W Colonial
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11am - 9pm (closed on Mon)
3. Jimotti's Restaurant
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Jimotti’s Restaurant is located in Sanford just north of Orlando and is one of the local favorites when it comes to Japanese cuisines. The restaurant boasts authentic dishes prepared by a highly trained crew, which is led by a Japanese chef with a decorated background. This means the kitchen constantly churns out high-quality Japanese fares from a wide array of ramen options to rice dishes.
Other selections include the favorite tuna sashimi platter and different kinds of rice rolls. For the most authentic Japanese cuisine experience, you should enjoy your choice of meal with a Japanese beer or shots of sake.
Address: 2545 S French Ave, Sanford, FL 32773, United States
Website: Jimotti’s Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 9pm; Sat: 5pm - 9pm (closed on Sun)
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First on this list, Domu, a slang translating to “a dream come true,” is the highest-rated ramen joint and restaurant in Orlando. It’s a high-end restaurant set at the East End Market, one of the best food markets in the city. It features a relaxing ambiance, small innovative plates, and a selection of cocktails from their bar. The food here, including the sumptuous, home-made kimchi, noodles, chicken wings, and more, are made with Japanese techniques to give you exceptional tastes. The whitewashed brick walls and 90s hip-hop soundtrack playing in the background adds to the overall ambiance, and their customer service is prompt and friendly. They even offer ice cream with delicious pan-Asian flavors.
Address: East End Market, 3201 Corrine Dr Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32803, United States
Opening hours: Sat: 11am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Mon - Thu: 5:30pm - 10pm; Fri: 5:30pm - 11pm
5. Naroodle Noodle Shop
Naroodle Noodle Shop, set within a strip mall, is a fun place to eat featuring ample seating, heartwarming decor, and a broad menu of Japanese delicacies. On stepping into this place, you will be carried away by the Naruto Manga-inspired decor, the calm music, and the beautiful artwork on display that’s for sale. Order anything from spicy miso ramen, barbecue, Ichiraku ramen, and be transported to a local restaurant in Japan. There is nothing not to love about Naroodle Noodle Shop.
Naroodle Noodle Shop
Address: 10034 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817, United States
Website: Naroodle Noodle Shop
Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 12pm - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 8pm; Mon: 5pm - 9pm
6. The Ramen
Located close to the Orange County Courthouse in the north of downtown, this upscale ramen eatery is dedicated to spoiling your palate. The interior decoration is minimalistic, with calm music playing in the background, and enough seating for your group outing. Although the food is pricier than other restaurants around, the bowls of flavorful ramen and exceptional service are worth it. Some of the top dishes on their menu include Tonkatsu ramen, Shoyu ramen, beef ramen, and gyoza. Also, note that the street parking available is limited.
Address: 486 N Orange Ave #8, Orlando, FL 32801, United States
Website: The Ramen
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 8pm (closed on Sun)
If you find yourself around Disney Springs and you need a quick ramen fix, then be kind to yourself and locate this izakaya-themed spot, sitting within Vista Centre Shops plaza. Susuru, which translates to “slurp” in Japanese, is an excellent, open-concept pub with a spacious bar, sizable seating, and an extensive menu to choose from. Try out their miso hot ramen, Matcha Tiramisu, pork belly, and other great ramen varieties. Also, complement your dining experience with a selection of boba drinks and cocktails from the bar. The staff here is courteous and friendly, and there is ample parking and a restroom for your convenience.
Address: 8548 Palm Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32836, United States
Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 5:30pm - 12am; Sun: 5:30pm - 10pm; Tue - Thu: 5:30pm - 11pm (closed on Mon)
8. JINYA Ramen Bar
Stop by this much-loved ramen eatery, perched on the Thornton Park District in downtown, and savor richly made Japanese delicacies and topping at reasonable prices. The interior has limited seating, but it has a natural touch to it, with the tables and ceiling made with dark wood, and plants growing on the wall. JINYA Ramen Bar has a reputation of putting substantial efforts in their every cuisine, especially their signature bowl. The broth, made with authentic ingredients, vegetables, chicken, and pork bones, is slowly cooked for ten hours, while their noodles are aged for three days to maximize the flavor. And to give you the best dining experience ever, they feature lots of Japanese traditional toppings and tapas. You can also dine at their outdoor seating area.
JINYA Ramen Bar
Address: 8 N Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, United States
Website: JINYA Ramen Bar
Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)
9. Hanamizuki Japanese Restaurant
If you are looking forward to enjoying the best ramen that this city has to offer, in a typical Japanese setting, then Hanamizuki Japanese Restaurant is your go-to place. The interior decoration is simple, with shades of green on the wall, and it has a terraced roof like a Japanese temple. This eatery is set in a shopping center, close to Orlando Eye, a tourist-concentrated region. Try the heavenly taste of the signature “The Hanamizuki Roll,” made with flying fish, egg, eel, salmon, decorated with sesame seeds, or the tasty Shio butter ramen. And with the shamisen music playing in the background, an actual Japanese culinary experience awaits you.
Hanamizuki Japanese Restaurant
Address: 8255 International Dr #136, Orlando, FL 32819, United States
Website: Hanamizuki Japanese Restaurant
Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 10:15pm; Sun & Tue: 5pm - 10:15pm (closed on Mon)
10. Soupa Saiyan
Tired of having the Japanese noodles over again? Why not have other varieties of this Asian delicacy, including Laotian, Chinese, and Vietnamese options in this cute eatery, set in a strip mall close to Universal Studios? Soupa Saiyan reflects the DBZ (a Japanese anime television series), with lots of anime on the walls and Dragon Ball merchandise like Funko Pops in the interior, which add to the tranquil and lovely ambiance. You can customize your bowl of ramen, or try anything from Zucchini Noodles, Vietnamese Pho, Udon Noodles, and Korean Spicy ramen noodles. The spot is small, but the experience is nothing like you’ve had before.
Address: 5689 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32819, United States
Website: Soupa Saiyan
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 8pm
Enjoy an authentic Japanese dining experience
Now you don’t have to worry about enjoying authentic Japanese and other Asian cuisines while living your best life, alone or with family, in this charming city. These ramen restaurants in Orlando, Florida, have got you covered, from their authentic menu, drinks, setting, and welcoming ambiance. For more dining options, check out the best pizza places and sushi restaurants found in Orlando.
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