Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top spots selling such fare in Irvine, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list. Read on for a rundown of where to venture when ramen cravings strike.
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1. Hironori Craft Ramen- Irvine
First on the list is HiroNori Craft Ramen- Irvine. Located at 2222 Michelson Drive, Suite 234 in the Business District, the vegan eatery is the most popular ramen spot in Irvine, boasting 4.5 stars out of 2,683 reviews on Yelp.
2. J San Ramen
Next up is J San Ramen, at 13256 Jamboree Road. With four stars out of 1,250 reviews on Yelp, the ramen spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
El Camino Real’s outpost of the Hokkaido Ramen Santouka chain, at 14230 Culver Drive, is another top choice. Yelpers give the spot to score ramen and noodles four stars out of 617 reviews.
4. Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai – Irvine
Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai – Irvine, a spot to score ramen and more that’s also in El Camino Real, is another go-to, with four stars out of 378 Yelp reviews. Head over to 14370 Culver Drive, Suite C, to see for yourself.
5. Mooji Ramen
Last but not least, check out Woodbridge’s Mooji Ramen, which has earned four stars out of 31 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Taiwanese and Chinese spot, which offers ramen and more, at 4250 Barranca Parkway, Suite Q.