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Each State’s Top Ramen Joint, Mapped

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by Eben Diskin May 22, 2019

Once upon a time, ramen noodles were considered a food for poor college kids and nothing more. Now, ramen restaurants are a staple of the trendiest neighborhoods in America. And no, it’s not just in Portland and San Francisco. Ramen joints have popped up all over the country, from coast to coast — even in Alaska. And like any other cuisine that inspires an intense passion, everyone has their favorite ramen eatery. To aid you in your search for great ramen on your next cross-country road trip, has compiled this map showing the most popular ramen restaurant in each state.

To do so, they used Yelp to gather data on the top three most reviewed ramen restaurants in each state’s most populous cities. The results are pretty interesting, especially for ramen aficionados.

The most reviewed ramen bar in the country is Totto’s Ramen Bar in New York, with over 5,600 reviews. And if you live in LA and haven’t checked out Slurpin’ Ramen Bar, you probably should. The place has over 3,600 reviews — the second highest in the nation — and has managed to maintain an impressive 4.5 rating.

For a full list of the top-rated ramen restaurants, and to see what people are saying, check out’s complete list.

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