High Five Ramen

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High Five Ramen
West Loop

When the temperatures drop, it’s hard to not want to escape to somewhere remote and exotic. After one (or four) slushies in this hidden oasis under Green Street Meats in the West Loop, you can almost pretend you’ve been transported to a gritty basement ramen shop in Tokyo. Reminiscent of the cautioning one might find from a buffalo wing-centric sports bar, the menu begins with a stern warning of how spicy the soup can be—and spicy it is, but worth the momentary pain. Balance the flecks of chili in the classic High Five Ramen with one of the milder bowls like the Shoyu or Special Ramen, which are still impressive without the seductively creamy tonkotsu broth. The bracingly chilly bite of the fruity slushy cocktails will help tame the heat, too.

Venue name: High Five Ramen
Address: 112 N Green St
Chicago

Opening hours: Daily, 6pm–2am
Transport: El stop: Green, Pink to Morgan-Lake. Bus: 8, 20.
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Nick Kotecki

Skip most of the ramen spots in Wicker Park for High Five. The soup is spicier, the broth is better and the frozen cocktails are just plain incredible.