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 temperature begins to drop, grabbing a steaming bowl of the best ramen in Chicago is a delicious way to warm up. The traditional Japanese soup is a quintessential comfort food, combining rich broths with chewy noodles and all sorts of decadent toppings. Some of the best restaurants in Chicago serve variations on the dish, adding fried chicken, spicy chili peppers and soft-boiled eggs to the mix. And if you're looking for a meal on a budget, we're happy to report that some bowls rank among the finest cheap eats Chicago—though you can certainly find plenty of pricier, upscale takes on the dish. Want to find a great spot to slurp some noodles? Grab a spoon and some chopsticks and enjoy the best ramen in Chicago with the help of our guide.
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