Since 2017 I have been exploring the ramen scene in The Netherlands (mainly near Rotterdam). Below are restaurants which I often go to if I need to get my ramen fix. This list is based on my personal preference.
My requirements are:
- El dente and chewy noodles
- Soup with a lingering feeling on the back of your tongue, rich in umami
- Soft and flavourful meat
- Toppings that match well with the soup
Yokohama Ramen Saito | Schiedam
The first ramen place that gave me the ‘oh, ramen-can-be-this-good’- experience. Favourite ramen: deep thick Tonkotsu broth with broad chewy noodles, soy version, topped with extra menma.
Tensai Ramen | Rotterdam
Tensai taught me a new Tonkotsu flavour. Favourite ramen: Black Tonkotsu, a tad lighter than Saitou’s Tonkotsu. Creamy, floaty and an addicting broth. Very thin and straight noodles, hakata style.
Ramen Nikkou | Delft
Favorite ramen: Toripaitan shio (chicken rich soup noodles). Light, flavourful, and good quality broth. Very soft meat topping. You can take out using your own 1L container. Very sustainable.
I haven’t eaten a lot of ramen in Amsterdam yet, but I got some recommendations. Susam from bySam.nl suggested:
- Men Impossible for freshy homemade noodles and it’s vegan.
- SORA Sapporo Ramen for a nice bowl of tonkotsu.
Mr. Saitou recommended a new branch of Fou Fow Ramen, specialized in udon.
Ramen-Kingdom | near Amsterdam train station
They even have capsule toy machines!
If you know any good ramen places, please let me know. Have a good day!
7 thoughts on “The best ramen in the Netherlands”
try fujiyama 55 in leiden
Thanks for the tip!
Fujiyama55 in Leiden is ok, but I prefer Ramen Ohashi in Den Haag.
You’ll need to pop over and visit Pig&Rye, our place in Tilburg.
We serve ramen on Thursday & Friday – check @pigandrye on Insta or Facebook to see which variants we’re offering.
You won’t be disappointed.
I have high expectations now! I have put your restaurant on my to-visit list.
I’m 2 years late, but if you ever find yourself in the North of the country you should consider Yanagi in Groningen. One of my favourite ramen places to date.
Cool! I will check it out when I am in the neighborhood 😀 Thanks~