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59 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654-4603
+1 312-377-9950
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ramen” (166 reviews)
“fried chicken” (28 reviews)
“mantou” (7 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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59 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654-4603
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling alone so I sat at the bar. Was very popular and the place was packed -a good sign in my eyes. Bar tender made great recommendations for cocktails and food! Started with a chicken bun which was amazing. Went to the pork Ramen for...More

Thank Kadz2020
AnthonyC5440, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad that we could help you spice things up! Thanks for checking us out during your Chicago stay. Our Tonkotsu is a real crowd pleaser. We hope you'll stop by the next time you are in town.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was delightful. Food was delicious. Everyone loved the ramen dishes that they ordered with the spices and sides. This will become a staple in our Chicago visit.

Thank susief18
AnthonyC5440, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad to hear you dig our ramen, Susie! Thanks for coming in and taking the time to leave us with your feedback. Looking forward to your next Chicago trip.

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Starters, Main and Desert were totally delicious. Fresh, health and tasty! Loved the decor and friendly service!

Thank robyn7015
AnthonyC5440, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

We are so glad to hear that we could help you prepare for the big race, Robyn. Congrats on running the marathon! We hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

My group ordered a variety of sides and different ramens. The pork belly and chicken bao buns were good, we enjoyed the meat, but the buns didn't rise to the level of "great". The ramen were all very good, the noodles were cooked well and...More

Thank Maniac42
AnthonyC5440, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

We wanted to reach out to apologize for your service the other night. This is certainly not how we want our guests to feel after visiting us. Thank you for providing us with this insight. We will use this information to continue to make improvements...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Everything we ordered was delicious and would definitely go back next time I'm in Chicago! Great ramen!

Thank Mariela H
AnthonyC5440, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for making us a part of your Chicago trip, Mariela! we are pumped to hear that you enjoyed our ramen. Looking forward to your next visit! Safe travels.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Enjoyed the Pork Ramen and appetizers, Chicken Ramen was served cold and bland. Host was very abrupt, but the waiter was very good.More

Thank stpats17
AnthonyC5440, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for checking us out, but we are sorry to hear that your experience was not as good as we know it can be. We appreciate you taking the time to inform us about your food and service, so we can continue to make...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We’ve been making tonkatsu at home for years but every time we tried eating ramen out we were disappointed. It always felt like an afterthought or like the restaurant was trying to twist it into something it wasn’t. Not Ramen-san. We had the tonkatsu and...More

Thank AlanaMike
AnthonyC5440, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Wow, we are so pumped to hear that you are such a fan! We are so happy to hear that you finally found a ramen shop that you enjoy! Thanks so much for checking us out and taking the time to leave such kind feedback....More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I don't know just can't a good Ramen place in the US, last year I found one in Chinatown Chicago but since most use ground pork or beef for Miso Raman, out side the US you get slicked pork and an egg, not in the...More

Thank wayugo
AnthonyC5440, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thanks for checking us out. We are sorry to hear about your experiences with Chicago ramen. We do use ground beef in one of our bowls, while others are served with sliced pork and a molten egg. We hope you would be willing to give...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

No one at our table was less than THRILLED with their experience at Ramen-San. We shared Wagyu Gyoza and the Raw Tuna Appetizer for starters, and each had a Ramen. So so good! Knowledgeable and accommodating service. Great drinks and atmosphere - definitely would recommend!

Thank JillyMacCanada
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I love ramen but it’s not always easy to satisfy a ramen craving during the workday. That’a why when I discovered Ramen-San’s express lunch it changed my life! The deal includes a smaller sized ramen (not too small, the perfect size actually), a rice and...More

Thank Carybear21
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Response from robyn7015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. Give them a call. Its really nice.
5 May 2017|
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
No Reservations required, but on a Friday or Saturday Night or large parties, I would call ahead and make reservations as they get busy. We had a large party of 20, so we had to make reservations.
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18 May 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654-4603
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-377-9950
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Ramen-san is an upbeat den of Japanese noodles and beer nestled in the Chicago River North dining district. We abide by three age-old principles: *Noodles Make Everything Better *Cold Beer Makes Life More Fun *No One Gets a Room Pumped Up Like Eric B. and Rakim
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