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10 Must-Order Bowls of Ramen in Corpus Christi

From mild miso to spicy curry, here are ten deeply savory ramen dishes in Corpus Christi to try.

photo of ramen at Ninja Ramen in Corpus Christi

Ninja Ramen | Photo by Rachel Benavides

Ramen is a traditional Japanese noodle dish that has made its way around the world, becoming increasingly popular over recent years, especially during the chilly winter months. Combining the comfort of the piping hot broth with hearty protein-packed additions, the meal can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Corpus Christi is home to a selection of ramen options, with delicious variations found throughout the city. Here are 10 bowls of ramen in Corpus Christi to try:

Ninja Ramen’s Specialty Ramen

Made with Ninja Ramen’s signature ramen broth and noodles, topped with pork cutlet, corn, bamboo shoots, soft-boiled egg, and scallions, this bowl of ramen is a delicious traditional option with a few local changes. 2033 Airline Rd., Suite E5

Mikoto’s Black Garlic Ramen

One of the most popular spots in town to get Ramen is surely Mikoto, and their bowl of Black Garlic Ramen is a fan favorite. Made with signature pork broth, black garlic oil, pork char siu, seasoned egg, scallion, bean sprout, nori seaweed, bamboo, kikurage, ginger, and straight noodles, this ramen dish is full of flavor. 6113 Saratoga Blvd. #108

Ramen Legend’s Spicy Curry Ramen

For a kick, Ramen Legend’s Spicy Curry Ramen is the perfect dish. Made with spicy sesame curry broth, pulled pork char siu, seasoned egg, scallion, bean sprout, bamboo, kikurage, corn, and wavy noodles, this bowl comes in medium and extra spicy heat levels for anyone really looking for a punch. 4938 S. Staples St. #C16

Hangout Ramen & Bar’s Miso Ramen

If you prefer a mild broth with a crunchy addition, this ramen from Hangout Ramen on the Island is for you. The dish comes served with homestyle miso broth, noodles and scallions and is topped with sliced chicken katsu. 13919 SPID

Bamboo Garden’s Vegetable Ramen

For anyone looking for a meatless option, Bamboo Garden’s vegetable ramen is an excellent choice. Made with ramen noodles, a meatless broth, and a selection of fresh vegetables, this delicious dish is the perfect option. 1220 Airline Rd. #115

Aka Downtown’s Aka Ramen

Made with ramen noodles, a house-made spicy broth, poached egg, and your choice of chicken, beef or shrimp, Aka’s Aka Ramen is packed with next-level flavor and is calling your name. 415 N. Water St.

Hawaii Poke & Ramen’s Tonkatsu Ramen

Known for their poke bowls, Hawaii Poke also offers delicious ramen options. Their tonkatsu ramen is an excellent choice, made with homemade pork broth, ramen noodles, pork cutlet, fish cake, scallion and poached egg. 4002 S. Padre Island Dr. #108

Dokyo Dauntaun’s Shin Ramen

This Korean take on ramen combines spicy broth, chicken, dumplings, poached egg, and green onions. Dokyo’s ramen is the perfect cozy option for an intimate dinner with friends. Non-spicy broth is available upon request, but the spicy version reigns supreme. 424 N. Chaparral St.

Z Counter’s Ramen Stir-Fry

Z Counter is easily one of the most popular spots in town to get noodle dishes and the grilled pork stir-fry ramen is a top pick. In a deviation from the rest of the broth-based dishes on this list, the noodles are stir-fried with cabbage, mushroom, carrot and its signature flavorful grilled pork. Order with a side of deluxe pancake and there you have the perfect meal for two.  1220 Airline Rd. #155

Pho Life’s Ramen Noodle Soup

Pho Life’s bowl of ramen is served with egg and rice noodles, simmered in a savory broth, topped with baked pork, fried egg, bean sprouts, lime, and jalapeño. Their dish combines the traditional elements of a ramen bowl with a Korean touch, with flavors that work harmoniously. 5865 Weber Rd.