Food & Drink

Where To Find The Sunshine Coast’s Best Ramen In 2022

By Penny Shipway
15th Jun 2022

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

As the temperature drops, our desire for ramen exponentially increases. Nothing quite hits the same as slurping up some noods out of a bowl of steaming hot ramen, packed to the max with delicious toppings, like barbequed pork, soft-boiled eggs and nori. Luckily the Sunshine Coast has some seriously slurp-worthy ramen spots to fuel your winter cravings;  places where chopsticks are your new BFF and cheat day is a whole lot more tasty.

Use your noodle and satisfy your next craving with the best ramen joints  on the Sunshine Coast in 2022.

Umami Ramen


Without a doubt, Umami is the king of Sunshine Coast ramen 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. We're suckers for the spicy red ramen with chilli oil and char-siu pork shoulder and the tonkotsu ramen with a creamy pork broth and flavoured egg.  Order their infamous wok-charred soy beans for a snack while you wait. 

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



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. Among some of the best ramen we've slurped down is the Osaka Ramen on a red miso base and the Hokaido ona white miso base. If you’ve already given those two a go, there’s many more steaming bowls of delicious ramen flavours, including spicy miso, soy and yuzu pepper that will warm you up big time. 

Rice Boi


This Mooloolaba izakya-style dive bar is definitely up there 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. Slurp down 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


Calling all ramen lovers. 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 cha shu pork ramen is a must-try and vegetarian friends are well-catered for with the tempura vegetable soup. Or why not just devour the entire menu? Trust us, at one bite you won’t be able to stop. A round up of the best ramen on the Sunshine Coast wouldn't be complete without Ikko Japanese Kitchen.

A white bowl of Japanese ramen, topped with pork.

Bamboo House


If you're one of those people who likes being spoiled for choice when looking at a menu, then you'll find your happy place at Bamboo House. This BYO restaurant offers almost every type of Japanese dish you can think of and it won't break the bank. The ramen is absolutely slurp-worthy and comes in three flavours; shoyu ramen, classic miso ramen and spicy miso ramen. It's time to start practising your chopstick skills.

Sushi Yah Man

Noosa Junction

When we heard that Noosa's Sushi Yah Man had introduced noods to their bulging Japanese 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 noodles in a Japanese fish broth base with a tempura basket, prawns and vegetables.  

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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