Steaming bowls of noodles have been a fixture of chef Bill Kim’s menus ever since he opened his first restaurant, and diners have always been eager to slurp his latest creations. Originally launched as a delivery-only concept, Bill Kim Ramen Bar specializes in broths that draw on Korean, Vietnamese and Mexican flavors, garnished with a creative array of toppings. Whether you’re looking for a conventional bowl or ramen or something a bit more adventurous, Kim has something you can enjoy by the spoonful.
When the weather outside is frightful, the only thing we want to do is curl up with a bowl of the best ramen in Chicago. The traditional Japanese soup is the definition of comfort food—rich broth is laden with toothsome noodles and a slew of indulgent toppings. Some of the best restaurants in Chicago have put their own spin on the dish, adding craggy fried chicken, spicy chili peppers and molten eggs to the mix. There are quick, soul-soothing bowls that classify as some of the finest cheap eats Chicago has to offer as well as upscale Japanese masterpieces that are crafted by decorated chefs. No matter the forecast, the best ramen in Chicago is one of the most satisfying dishes to consume. Grab a spoon and some chopsticks and prepare to slurp your way through these top spots.
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