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10 Best Places To Slurp On Saliva-Drooling Japanese Ramen In Penang

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Today, we’re bringing you on a trip to discover and try out the 10 Best Places To Slurp On Saliva-Drooling Japanese Ramen In Penang! Let’s do some warm up first? Before jumping in, let’s get your imagination going.  Come with me, close your eyes, and imagine that there’s a hugeee bowl of ramen in front of you in all of its beauty. As the light hits the noodles, you can see the springy noodles and perfect soft-boiled egg just glistening so brightly, waiting for you to devour it. Feeling hungry? Okay, you’re ready, let’s go!

10 Best Places To Slurp On Saliva-Drooling Japanese Ramen In Penang

1. Ippudo Ramen

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Though the hype for Ippudo has died down a little compared to when it first landed in Penang, but still, do expect a long waiting line for their delicious ramen during the weekends. The texture of the noodles used for their heavenly bowl of ramen is applaudable – you can opt for soft or hard, whatever you name it. Not forgetting their rich and aromatic broth of their signature ramen which is the reason behind the never-ceasing crowds you see in the restaurant. Every ramen you order would be good, no doubt!

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📍 170-G-37, 37A, Persiaran Gurney, Plaza Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

🕒 11AM-11PM (Daily)

📝 Non-Halal eatery

2. Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen

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Menya Miyabi originated from Japan with over 4 branches in the land of the rising sun, they came to Penang to open up another 2 branches. We’re so blessed to be able to have a taste of their Yaki-Miso Ramen that has received the praises of many. Its broth is so yummy to the point of brimming with flavours, and don’t even get me started on the noodles, perfectly al-dente ramen noodles. A perfectly curated bowl of goodness garnished with runny braised egg and juicy sliced meat, we can’t wait to slurp on them so what about you?

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📍1F-152, Queensbay Mall, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

🕒 10.30AM-10.30PM (Daily)

📍 Prima tanjung, Jalan Fettes, Kampung Belachan, 10470 Tanning tokong, Pulau Pinang

🕒11.30AM-3PM; 6PM-10.30PM (Closed on Tuesday)

📝 Non-Halal eatery

3. Aji Noren

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Aji Noren, being one of Penangites’ favourite joint for authentic Japanese cuisine, we’re persuaded that their Japanese ramen is one of the best in the whole Penang! With relaxing ambience going on in the restaurant, enjoy your meal in peace after a whole dreadful day at work. Your heart will surely be full after a hearty bowl of mouth-watering ramen!

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📍 98-G-35, Prima Tanjung, Jalan Fettes, Kampung Belachan, 11200 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang

🕒 12PM-2PM; 6PM-10PM (Closed on Monday)

📝 Non-Halal eatery

4. Japin

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Expect to be blown away by the taste and texture of the perfectly cooked meat. It’ll melt in your mouth leaving a strong aftertaste of the broth. A spoonful of their al-dente noodles together with their runny egg yolk that gushes out when you poke it with your chopsticks, isn’t that just perfect?

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📍 1st Avenue, 182, Jalan Magazine, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

🕒 10AM-10PM (Daily)

📍 147 & 150, Queensbay Mall, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

🕒 10.30AM-10.30PM (Daily)

📝 Non-Halal eatery

5. Zuzudo Ramen Bar

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Instead of using pork, Zuzudo uses chicken to prepare their broth and they categorize their soup into 4 types- namely shiro, kuro, curry and kara. Then, you can pick the side dishes that you want to go together with your ramen. Their Original Toritoro Ramen has a clean broth with only light seasoning, but together with the flavourful side dishes, the combo is dynamic. This ramen spot is a great choice for a quick and hassle-free meal!

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 📍 Lot G-04, G Hotel, 10250, 168A, Gurney Dr, Georgetown, 10250 George Town, Penang

🕒 11AM-11.30PM (Daily)

📝 Muslim-Friendly eatery

6. Rising Ramen Tori

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Rising Ramen is the latest addition to the ramen scene of Penang, you guys are lucky because they’re next level with their chicken-based broth! If you somehow decide to try their Ajitama Kuro Ramen, you’ll be in for a good time. You’d be pleased by the bouncy noodles and also flavourful broth! Not to boot, their chicken slices are rather tender and succulent. Catch you there!

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📍 9-1-01(Unit 2) Moulmein Rise Shoppes, Pulau Tikus, Penang, 10350 Jalan Moulmein, Pulau Pinang

🕒 10AM-9PM (Daily)

📝 Muslim-Friendly eatery

7. Higashi Hanawa Japanese Food

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Nowhere else can you find ramen as cheap as this, from only RM6.50! The broth is cooked with lots of spices, put together with the jiggling noodles and all the must-have ingredients in a bowl of ramen, your stomach and wallet will thank us! We did a video about it, check it down below!

📍 Chang Sern Kopitiam, 304, Jalan Burma, 10250 Georgetown, Penang.

🕒 8AM-3PM (Or until it’s finished)

📝 Non-Halal eatery

8. Wakaba Japanese Noodle Restaurant

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This restaurant right here makes their own noodles which explain the springy texture of the ramen they serve. How do you know it’s the real deal? Take a peek into their kitchen through the glass window to confirm it for yourself. No matter what you order, rest assured that their broth will be brimming with flavours – satisfying to your taste bud!

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📍1-1-31, Elit Avenue, 3, Jalan Mayang Pasir, Bayan Baru, 11950, Pulau Pinang

🕒 12PM-3PM; 6PM-10PM (Closed on Monday)

📝 Non-Halal eatery

9. Michi Michi

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Not to be messed with, this fairly new kid in the block serves ramen noodles that will blow your mind! They really took the ramen game to the next level with their Supreme Seafood Ramen! Find yourself digging into their noodles with super special broth, not forgetting the freshest of seafood like clams and prawns! Bring along a friend to have them order the Tonkotsu Char Siew Ramen so that you get to enjoy both!

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📍 72-1-10 Arena Curve, Jalan Mahsuri, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

🕒 11AM-3PM; 6PM-10PM (Mon-Fri), 11AM-10PM (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)

📝 Non-Halal eatery

10. Raku Ichi Sushi

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To the mainland folks, Raku Ichi is known as one of the decent Japanese restaurants in the vicinity of Butterworth. Being super popular for their fresh and inexpensive sushi on the belt, their ramen is not to be underestimated as well. Order one and taste for yourself!

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📍 Ground floor, 124,Jalan Raja Uda, Pusat Perniagaan, Kampung Baharu, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

🕒 12PM-3PM; 6PM-10PM (Closed on Monday)

📝 Non-Halal Eatery

10 Best Places To Slurp On Saliva-Drooling Japanese Ramen In Penang

Alright, that’s it to our 10 Best Places To Slurp On Saliva-Drooling Japanese Ramen In Penang! Now, who’s hungry? We are for sure, after all that appetizing photos of ramen (I’m famished) so who’s up for ramen date? Maybe it’s possible to schedule one with us (wink wink). Okay, just kidding but do remember to bring a friend with you!

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