Long, blond wood bar; small, rectangular menu card; concise booze lineup; pork belly buns; pork-packed ramen crowned with an oozing soft-boiled egg. If this Wicker Park ramen joint were channeling New York’s Momofuku any more, Dave Chang himself might serve a cease and desist. We hope he doesn’t, because while Oiistar might never incite the mania of the hipster ramen spots before it, we appreciate it as an option for a solid bowl of noodles, great garlicky fried chicken slathered with sesame soy and muddled cucumber mojitos so tasty we almost don’t mind that they’re served in stemmed mason jars.
1385 N Milwaukee Ave
|Cross street:||between Wolcott Ave and Wood St|
|Opening hours:||Dinner (closed Mon)|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue to Damen. Bus: 50, 56, 72.|
|Price:||Average main course: $14|
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Average User Rating
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There are SO MANY yummy ramen places, but none as yummy as Oiistar. Their noodles take the prize in my book!
The portions here are massive, and the ramen is a must. Try to grab a seat on the small patio out front for prime Wicker Park people-watching.
You're hungry. You're weighed down with bags after shopping Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park. Oiistar is a great option for awesome food in a pinch, and it won't squeeze your wallet. You're going to want to get the ramen because that's their specialty. I recommend the mussels or the vegetarian option.