We’ve been dying to get our hands on a piping hot bowl of ramen and thankfully, Christchurch has delivered. There's a brand new ramen joint spot in town and it’s quickly becoming everyone’s go-to for hearty goodness.
Ramen Ria has officially opened its doors at 96 Oxford Terrace (in the Riverside Market Laneway) so pull up a stool and get slurpin’. Look out for the sandwich board sign and the glow of purple neon. The interior here is seriously cool and customers are immediately transported to Tokyo with the open kitchen, a raised bar and bar leaners. The decor is minimal, but the epic neon lights more than make up for it.
The team did extensive research, including a few trips to Japan to try the best varieties around. The traditional pork both, the signature three pork and chicken broth are all popular favourites, and vegans and vegetarians are well looked after as well. Their vegan broth is low-key the best in Christchurch. In addition to serving incredible ramen, this rad spot has an epic sides menu with baos and dumplings. Their drinks menu is equally impressive, with local beer, cider and wine.
Open from 10am until 10pm, seven days a week, Ramen Ria will soon become your go-to spot for the very best ramen in the Chur.
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What: Ramen Ria
Where: 3/112 Oxford Terrace, CBD, Christchurch 8011 (Riverside Market Laneway)
When: Sun-Mon: 10am-10pm
Image credit: Vanessa Ortynsky, Ramen Ria