The cold weather is (unfortunately) very much here, and ramen is the warm blanket of the food world, providing solace through the changing of the seasons. The Boston area is a treasure trove for this comforting Japanese dish, and plenty of restaurants serve a variety of bowls that should not be overlooked.
These are 18 of the best around — some at restaurants that exclusively serve ramen, some in spots that serve a wider Japanese menu, and some hiding among dishes from other cuisines at non-Japanese restaurants.
Please note that a number of Boston restaurants have resumed dine-in service, and the level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit the Massachusetts coronavirus website.
Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.
This map was originally published February 22, 2017; it is updated periodically, and the date of the most recent update appears above.Read More