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Michelle and Chris Gerard

10 Spots for Steaming Bowls of Ramen in Metro Detroit

Where to find the area's best Japanese noodles for takeout and delivery

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Urban Ramen.
| Michelle and Chris Gerard

While it’s still not as prevalent as other regions of the U.S., metro Detroit restaurants finally seem to be catching the ramen bug. In recent years, several new hot spots have entered the field with warm, rich broth and flavorful noodles. For ramen with a Detroit twist, Japanese noodle seekers can head to Johnny Noodle King in Southwest. For a ramen shop experience in tight quarters with Japanese fried chicken, there’s Los Angeles-based noodle bar Urban Ramen in Midtown. Japanese-influenced noodle bar Ima has also lately entered the ramen leagues at its outpost in Madison Heights and downtown Royal Oak City Ramen, a spot serving rye noodles.

Simply put, there's no need to settle for college dorm-style instant ramen anymore. Here are 10 great spots order noodles in metro Detroit for carryout or delivery.

A number of metro Detroit restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the state of Michigan’s coronavirus tracker. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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1. Matsuchan

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5990 N Sheldon Rd
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 459-1770

This cozy mom and pop shop has made Canton a destination for something other than Ikea furniture. The restaurant serves traditional ramen in flavors like miso and pork as well as options like corn butter and curry. The restaurant is only accepting takeout orders for now.

A brown bowl of ramen with a bright red broth, boiled eggs, and nori. Brenna Houck

2. Aji Ten Japanese Restaurant

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42087 Ford Rd
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 979-0988
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This Japanese restaurant in Canton serves an extensive sushi menu, but it’s the ramen that stands out. Ramen here is prepared with a variety of broths including shoyu, curry, and pork. Customers may choose to dine-in, but the Aji Ten also takes carryout orders.

3. Nagomi Japanese Restaurant

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25750 Novi Rd
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 305-8568

A trademark of this Novi noodle spot is its low-tech ordering system entailing photos and corresponding pieces of paper, but people keep making the ramen pilgrimage for the flavorful bowls of nagoya spicy ramen, tan tan, and katsu curry. In recent months, though, the restaurant has embraced some modern ordering methods including delivery orders through Uber Eats.

4. City Ramen

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321 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 629-9495
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This Royal Oak newcomer features a menu that was developed by a world-class Tokyo chef. Customers can dine in or place orders online for pickup, selecting from ramen bowls made with either thick or thin rye noodles. There’s even a “dorm room” build-your own ramen option.

5. Edamame Sushi

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31632 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 597-4500
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Many Asian and Filipino dishes are well represented at this Madison Heights restaurant, but regulars keep returning to this John R Road spot for the ramen. The basic bowl of ramen features with a choice of shoyu, miso, tonkatsu, or mushroom broth with noodles, egg, sliced pork, and various veggies. However, there’s also a seafood-filled Super Ramen option with tonkatsu broth, fishballs, shrimp, scallops, and corn. Customers who aren’t dining in can choose from two styles of ramen for delivery via Uber Eats.

6. Ima Madison Heights

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32203 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 781-0131
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The Madison Heights and Midtown locations of hit noodle bar Ima each feature a set of outstanding ramen recipes on their menus. Savor noodles swimming in miso, roasted chicken-shoyu, tori paitan, miso, porcini-vegetable, spicy kimchi, or spicy tori broth with slices of sesame chicken, smoked pork loin, or seafood. Customers can choose to dine-in or order online from the to-go menu.

7. Tomo Sushi & Karaoke

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2959 E Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48083

The mic may be switched off for now at this karaoke spot in Troy, but the restaurant is still serving steaming bowls of ramen, okonomiyaki, and sushi to-go. Tomo features several different kinds of ramen including staples such as miso, shoyu, and tonkotsu as well as sankai (seafood). Place orders by phone or online through Seamless, Grubhub, Uber Eats, or Doordash.

8. Urban Ramen

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4206 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 285-9869
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This pint-sized Los Angeles ramen bar import had a habit of attracting lines before the pandemic thanks to its flavorful broths and noodles made fresh on site. Now customers can place their orders online for a to-go bowl from Urban Ramen featuring one of three styles of broth: chicken paitan, tonkotsu, and vegan shoyu ramen. The restaurant also offers a small list of dishes such as Japanese fried chicken and matcha mochi.

9. Bash Original Izakaya

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5069 Trumbull
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 788-7208
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A Japanese restaurant newcomer from the folks behind a popular Canton mainstay serves a variety of Japanese pub dishes and sushi as well as ramen. Choose from chashu ramen with barbecued pork and shoyu broth or the tonkotsu ramen prepared with pork bone broth. The restaurant offers dine-in service and also accepts carryout orders by phone.

10. Johnny Noodle King

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2601 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 309-7946
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Johnny Noodle King is a laid-back ramen shop from the folks behind Green Dot Stables that pays tribute to traditional Japanese ramen shops while also incorporating local flavors. Bowls range from traditional shoyu to Viet Cajun with Cajun-spiced chicken broth, andouille sausage, and shrimp. Diners can further customize bowls with toppings such as seaweed, egg, or chicken for an additional charge. Pair the meal with pork buns or dumplings. Place orders by phone or online for takeout. This spot now features patio-only seating.

1. Matsuchan

5990 N Sheldon Rd, Canton, MI 48187
A brown bowl of ramen with a bright red broth, boiled eggs, and nori. Brenna Houck

This cozy mom and pop shop has made Canton a destination for something other than Ikea furniture. The restaurant serves traditional ramen in flavors like miso and pork as well as options like corn butter and curry. The restaurant is only accepting takeout orders for now.

5990 N Sheldon Rd
Canton, MI 48187

2. Aji Ten Japanese Restaurant

42087 Ford Rd, Canton, MI 48187

This Japanese restaurant in Canton serves an extensive sushi menu, but it’s the ramen that stands out. Ramen here is prepared with a variety of broths including shoyu, curry, and pork. Customers may choose to dine-in, but the Aji Ten also takes carryout orders.

42087 Ford Rd
Canton, MI 48187

3. Nagomi Japanese Restaurant

25750 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48375

A trademark of this Novi noodle spot is its low-tech ordering system entailing photos and corresponding pieces of paper, but people keep making the ramen pilgrimage for the flavorful bowls of nagoya spicy ramen, tan tan, and katsu curry. In recent months, though, the restaurant has embraced some modern ordering methods including delivery orders through Uber Eats.

25750 Novi Rd
Novi, MI 48375

4. City Ramen

321 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

This Royal Oak newcomer features a menu that was developed by a world-class Tokyo chef. Customers can dine in or place orders online for pickup, selecting from ramen bowls made with either thick or thin rye noodles. There’s even a “dorm room” build-your own ramen option.

321 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

5. Edamame Sushi

31632 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

Many Asian and Filipino dishes are well represented at this Madison Heights restaurant, but regulars keep returning to this John R Road spot for the ramen. The basic bowl of ramen features with a choice of shoyu, miso, tonkatsu, or mushroom broth with noodles, egg, sliced pork, and various veggies. However, there’s also a seafood-filled Super Ramen option with tonkatsu broth, fishballs, shrimp, scallops, and corn. Customers who aren’t dining in can choose from two styles of ramen for delivery via Uber Eats.

31632 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071

6. Ima Madison Heights

32203 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

The Madison Heights and Midtown locations of hit noodle bar Ima each feature a set of outstanding ramen recipes on their menus. Savor noodles swimming in miso, roasted chicken-shoyu, tori paitan, miso, porcini-vegetable, spicy kimchi, or spicy tori broth with slices of sesame chicken, smoked pork loin, or seafood. Customers can choose to dine-in or order online from the to-go menu.

32203 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071

7. Tomo Sushi & Karaoke

2959 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48083

The mic may be switched off for now at this karaoke spot in Troy, but the restaurant is still serving steaming bowls of ramen, okonomiyaki, and sushi to-go. Tomo features several different kinds of ramen including staples such as miso, shoyu, and tonkotsu as well as sankai (seafood). Place orders by phone or online through Seamless, Grubhub, Uber Eats, or Doordash.

2959 E Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48083

8. Urban Ramen

4206 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

This pint-sized Los Angeles ramen bar import had a habit of attracting lines before the pandemic thanks to its flavorful broths and noodles made fresh on site. Now customers can place their orders online for a to-go bowl from Urban Ramen featuring one of three styles of broth: chicken paitan, tonkotsu, and vegan shoyu ramen. The restaurant also offers a small list of dishes such as Japanese fried chicken and matcha mochi.

4206 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

9. Bash Original Izakaya

5069 Trumbull, Detroit, MI 48208

A Japanese restaurant newcomer from the folks behind a popular Canton mainstay serves a variety of Japanese pub dishes and sushi as well as ramen. Choose from chashu ramen with barbecued pork and shoyu broth or the tonkotsu ramen prepared with pork bone broth. The restaurant offers dine-in service and also accepts carryout orders by phone.

5069 Trumbull
Detroit, MI 48208

10. Johnny Noodle King

2601 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48216

Johnny Noodle King is a laid-back ramen shop from the folks behind Green Dot Stables that pays tribute to traditional Japanese ramen shops while also incorporating local flavors. Bowls range from traditional shoyu to Viet Cajun with Cajun-spiced chicken broth, andouille sausage, and shrimp. Diners can further customize bowls with toppings such as seaweed, egg, or chicken for an additional charge. Pair the meal with pork buns or dumplings. Place orders by phone or online for takeout. This spot now features patio-only seating.

2601 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48216

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