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Furious Spoon

Restaurants, Japanese Wicker Park
5 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
 (Photograph: Nick Murway)
Photograph: Nick MurwayFurious Ramen at Furious Spoon.
 (Photograph: Courtesy Furious Spoon)
Photograph: Courtesy Furious SpoonFurious Spoon is Shin Thompson's new ramen joint.

The new Kickstarter funded ramen spot from chef Shin Thompson has finally opened in the heart of Wicker Park. The sleek and narrow storefront is lined with wood counters and stools, and the speakers blare with thumpy hip-hop. Four different versions of ramen anchor the menu, but it’s the restaurant’s namesake dish, Furious Ramen, that really makes a statement. The miso-based broth has a lip-numbing heat that burns without being overwhelming, and is accompanied by an impeccable cooked egg that splits open with the consistency of velvet custard. Snappy fresh noodles are a treat, made daily in the large machine behind the counter. The soup is packed with meaty toppings—a melty pork belly and beef brisket—but it’s the surprisingly tender and bright marinated mushrooms that really shine.


Venue name: Furious Spoon
Address: 1571 N Milwaukee Ave
Cross street: between Damen Ave and North Ave
Transport: El stop: Blue to Damen-O'Hare. Bus: 50, 56, 72.
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4.6 / 5

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Admittedly, I'm not a Ramen lover unless it's coming from a little orange and yellow packet. That being said, I still love this place for the spring rolls, music and environment. I never turn down joining my friends who frequent the spot. It's one of those trendy places where you don't feel like they're trying too hard to be trendy- they just are. 

Delicious ramen! Everyone I've taken here has fallen in love with it as well!!!!

Delicious ramen! Everyone I've taken here has fallen in love with it as well!!!!


Living up to their motto - where ramen meets hip hop - I walked into this trendy wooden counter ramen shop while they were blasting A$AP Rocky. I was pleasantly surprised with their vegetable ramen jam-packed with roasted garlic, mushrooms, sprouts, firm noodles, and a delicious veggie broth. The perfectly poached egg is definitely worth the extra cost. I tried the furious margarita cocktail but, while it was tasty, it was on the small side and not strong at all - a bit overpriced.


It may not boast rich, thick broths like the ones served at Wasabi, but you'll feel a bit more lively after a bowl of noodles at Furious Spoon. This Wicker Park shop serves some filling (but not heavy) meals, allowing you to customize your toppings. Go ahead and add a poached egg and some Tiger cry sauce—just be prepared for the heat.