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59 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654-4603
+1 312-377-9950
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ramen” (156 reviews)
“fried chicken” (28 reviews)
“mantou” (7 reviews)
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59 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654-4603
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would say one of the best Ramen I ate lately! In a short visit to Chicago, I checked some restaurants close by my hotel. Luckily I found Ramen-San. I went to try out. It seemed busy though, but without any reservation I got seated...More

Thank FariasD
Reviewed 1 week ago

It looked for Japanese restaurants online and I found this place close to my place .. I didn't like here .. It is one of the very few restaurants that i wouldn't even think of going back .. The meal wasn't tasty for me. The...More

Thank Sheilla23
Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Sheilla, we are so sorry to hear that your experience with us wasn't as great as we know it could have been. We apologize that you were not asked by your server if you had any dietary needs. That is typically how we handle...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love ramen San!!! It has my favorite ramen in the Chicagoland area and it is open pretty late. The pork belly ramen is delicious

Thank Hungrygypsy92_
Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! We are pumped to hear you are such a fan! Our pork belly ramen is pretty hard to beat. Hope to see you in soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Ramen-San on a Sunday afternoon. Enjoyed the old school hip-hop playing while we ate. Thought the Express Lunch Boxes was a novel idea, ordered one and had a great well rounded meal. I brought my dad with me, he had his first restaurant...More

Thank noxiousburrito
Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for checking us out! Our Express Lunch is the way to go. You get some of everything that you are craving. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since opening their doors, Ramen San has been a mandatory stop for dinner when visiting Chicago. Having lived in Asia (and kids in college) Ramen has been a staple in our lives for years. The menu ranges fro items for the happy carnivore to the...More

Thank East_TN_Travelers
Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear that we can serve up some ramen that brings you back to your time in Asia. Thank you so much for being one of our loyal customers. We are looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ll keep it simple. The food is very good. Ordered take out on a slow Monday night and they got the order wrong. I ordered and paid for two pork belly buns and received one fried chicken bun. The container even had the correct info...More

Thank leroyc22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited based on past reviews and it was great. I love the variety and the small plates because there are lots of options to share. We had ramen, dumplings and Mantou buns. We loved and ate EVERYTHING.

Thank magpiered
Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sharing is always the best way to go, so you can have a little taste of everything on our menu. We are so happy that you stopped by and enjoyed your meal! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very urban atmosphere down to the true hip-hop music selection as the speakers boomed an eclectic palate; from KRS-One to Kanye West. Not quite what I was expecting at all for a ramen joint. But for my personal taste it was a plus. Well laid...More

Thank Angela R
Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad to hear you vibed with our not-your-typical ramen atmosphere. Thanks for checking us out. We are pumped to hear you enjoyed your meal and all our swine! Can't wait for you to try out our patio next.

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Spicy miso ramen was great, I added bok choy and fried garlic and it was sooo good. The waiter was very helpful in making suggestions on items to add to our ramen selections. Our group also had the sesame tuna with avocado appetizer - highly...More

Thank Trisha H
Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by during your Chicago trip. We are pumped to hear that our staff could help you build the perfect ramen bowl! Can't wait to have you back the next time you are in town.

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Any meal that begins with a Kimchi Bomb and ends with a Spicy Yuzu ramen bowl is going to be memorable! Get plenty of pork buns, because sharing can get ugly if there is an uneven number; they are fantastic! Bring a credit card, they...More

Thank Robert E
Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at Ramen-San, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Next time you need to end your meal with our ice cream cones to cool down from all that spiciness. Sounds like you have your trip down to a tee. We are looking forward to the next time you are around.

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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.
Maddi P
18 May 2016|
Response from Deb H | Reviewed this property |
I was hoping I could answer that for you, but as a customer, I cannot. TripAdvisor is generally a ratings by customers for customers application and it's uncommon that a business would answer questions here. I would suggest... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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