Food & Drink

Get Your Slurp On At The Sunshine Coast’s Best Ramen Spots

By Penny Shipway
22nd Jun 2020

A black bowl of Japanese ramen, topped with pork and a boiled egg.

With the chilly weather upon us it’s time to pull off your beanies, roll up your sleeves and get some deliciously warming ramen into you.

If you are still a bit unsure about ramen, let us explain. It’s oodles of noodles in a pork based broth which is often flavoured with soy or miso and topped with delicious eats like pork and dried seaweed. It’s basically a warm hug in a bowl and will hit you right in them hearty feels

So without further ado, here's where to find the best ramen on the Sunshine Coast.

A bowl of red-coloured Japanese ramen, topped with pork.

Umami Ramen

Maroochydore 

Without fail, Umami is the king of the Sunshine Coast’s ramen trap when it comes to this famous feel good dish. Hands down the best, the piping hot bowls here will not disappoint. With seven options to choose from, along with extra toppings, you'll even find a special ramen here for your vegan friend—now that's accommodating. For a nibble while you wait, order their infamous wok-charred soy beans. 

Rice Boi

Mooloolaba

This Mooloolaba favourite is definitely worth a look in when hunting down the best ramen on the Sunshine Coast. There’s no sign of sad instant noodles at Rice Boi, only superior gourmet bowls which pack a punch. Try the My Ramen, packed with chicken karaage, roast chicken broth, baby corn, egg, nori, spring onion, bambo and naruto. This is street food at its best.

Ikko Japanese Kitchen

Cotton Tree 

Calling all ramen lovers. So Ikko Japanese Kitchen is known as one of the best sushi spots on the Sunshine Coast, but never fear the ramen here is just as good. The chashu pork ramen is a must-try. Or why not just devour the entire menu? Trust us, at one bite you won’t be able to stop. We couldn't have done a round up of the best ramen on the Sunshine Coast and left out these guys. 

A white bowl of Japanese ramen, topped with pork.Junk

Maroochydore

There’s no signs of too-salty broths on Ocean Street’s vibrant, fuss-free Asian-infused restaurant, Junk. Grab a steaming hot bowl of finely sliced pork, noodles, bamboo, nori and soy egg here all for $12.50. Heading out for a big night on the famous strip? Fill up your bellies here first. 

Sushi Yah Man

Noosa Junction

When we heard that Noosa's Sushi Yah Man had introduced ramen to their bulging menu, we couldn't help but get excited. Already one of the best Japanese restaurants on the Sunshine Coast, there’s a stack of hot winter food here, including the ramen which features egg noodles with karaage and pork belly, topped with boiled egg. 

Nobozu

Mooloolaba

Known for dishing up fresh, delicious and authentic Japanese fare from its Mooloolaba location, Nobuzo is a favourite among the best Japanese restaurants on the Sunshine Coast. While there’s many dishes you should never say no to when dining here, the Osaka Ramen on a red miso base is at the top of the list. If you’ve already given that a go, there’s more steaming bowls of alternative ramen flavours, including spicy miso, white miso, soy and yuzu pepper, that will warm you up big time. 

Looking for more belly warmers? Hunt down the Sunshine Coast's best dumplings.

Image credit: Hayley Williamson, Federica Portentoso and Elle Borgward for Urban List

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