Top 10 Ramen Restaurants In Nashville, Tennessee

ramen restaurants in nashville

Any fan of Japanese food will tell you that you don’t need to travel all the way to Japan to have some of the best Japanese food. All over the world people are now eating some of the finest Japanese delicacies from fanciest sushi to simple yakitori and okonomiyaki. One dish that has permeated just about every major city’s cuisine is the ubiquitous ramen bowl. Filled with veggies, meat, noodles, and savory broth, ramen has been popularized all throughout the world. Nashville is a foodie city with a ton of options that are not only part of their delicious barbecue scene but of a large international food scene as well. If you’re in the area here are some of the top ramen restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee.

1. Two Ten Jack

Two Ten Jack has a couple of locations around the Tennessee area and the one in Nashville is home to some of their best and tastiest dishes. Inspired by Japanese-style neighborhood pubs or izakayas, Two Ten Jack is not only a great place for ramen but it also serves some quintessential Japanese pub food and of course, plenty of fresh and cold Japanese beer on tap.

Two Ten Jack

Address: 1900 Eastland Ave #105, Nashville, TN 37206, United States

Website: Two Ten Jack

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)

2. Otaku Ramen

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With a few locations in the Nashville area, Otaku Ramen is a great yet simple ramen restaurant serving bowls of delicious broth and meat daily. Whats sets Otaku Ramen apart from some other restaurants is that they offer both classic Japanese flavors as well as some Tennessee-inspired twists to their ramen dishes like the Tennessee Tonkatsu which has a piece of barbecue pork in it.

Otaku Ramen

Address: 1104 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203, United States

Website: Otaku Ramen

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 10pm

3. Brothers Ramen

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Using only the best and most authentic flavors for their dishes, Brothers Ramen makes sure that every dish served here would make guests feel like they’re eating a piece of Japan. Serving not only some delicious ramen but a myriad of other Japanese side dishes, Brothers Ramen will have you coming back for more whether you’re dining in or having take-out.

Brothers Ramen

Address: Brothers Noodle Bar 1970 Medical Center PKWY Nashville TN 37129

Website: Brothers Ramen

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 3pm, 4:30pm - 9:30pm; Sat: 11:30am - 10pm; Sun 11:30am - 9pm

4. The Green Pheasant

The Green Pheasant is owned by the same folks who run Two Ten Jack but this restaurant brings a little something different to the table. Although they also specialize in ramen and Japanese cuisine, The Green Pheasant brings the food culture of Tennessee to blend with the tastes of Japan. Japanese and Southern fusion food is what you’ll find here along with a really cool and hip environment. Everything from the furniture, art, and lighting is made by some of Nashville’s finest artists and builders while the cocktails and drinks and made by professional mixologists.

The Green Pheasant

Address: 215 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201, United States

Website: The Green Pheasant

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)

5. Umami

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Umami not only serves up some amazing Japanese food but it is also a live music venue with a modern setting, a full bar, and even outdoor patio dining. The two owners of the restaurant are Korean and Chinese and after traveling through Europe, settled back in the US to open a Japanese-style bistro. All their spices are flown-in from Asia for that real authentic flavor and just about every beverage here is from Asia as well. Try some of their other Asian-inspired dishes like their Korean fried chicken, sushi, or kimchi fries.


Address: 6900 Lenox Village Dr Ste 28, Nashville, TN 37211, United States

Website: Umami

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 2pm, 4pm - 10pm; Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 4pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm

6. Bar Otaku Izakaya

Bar Otaku Izakaya will have you coming back more and more because they have so many things on their menu you’ll want to try you’ll have no choice but to keep coming back. Inspired by Japanese izakayas, this restaurant is a lively space with amazing ambiance, delicious dishes, and plenty of choices for drinks. Stop by after work and have a tall, frosty beer while you indulge in some delicious appetizers and scrumptious ramen.

Bar Otaku Izakaya

Address: 505 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, United States

Website: Bar Otaku Izakaya

Opening hours: Sun - Thur: 5pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 1am

7. Sushi Circle

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Sushi Circle delivers some amazing food in a little space. Reminiscent of some smaller restaurants and stalls found in Japan, Sushi Circle offers up some pretty incredible sushi as well as a variety of Japanese classics for a pretty low price. Naturally, ramen is on the menu as well and for those who are big fans of this little establishment, you’re in luck because they deliver!

Sushi Circle

Address: 914 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206, United States

Website: Sushi Circle

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 9pm (closed on Sun)

8. Otaku To-Go

From the Otaku chain of restaurants comes their signature dishes for people on the go. Otaku To-Go offers just about everything their in-house restaurants offer with the added bonus of not having to wait around for a table. Otaku To-Go is essentially just a pick-up window where guests can choose between seven different options of ramen as well as some sides and drinks–the perfect spot for ramen lovers on the move!

Otaku To-Go

Address: 604 Gallatin Ave #203, Nashville, TN 37206, United States

Website: Otaku To-Go

Opening hours: 5pm - 10pm (daily)

9. Goten

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Although most ramen eateries tend to be a casual environment, Goten is there for the upscale diners looking for a little something extra in their Japanese dining experience. Goten is located in the Aloft Nashville West End and is primarily a Japanese-style steakhouse and sushi bar. While they do serve dishes like ramen and gyoza, if you plan on coming here for dinner it might help to make a reservation beforehand. For people looking for a little flair in their dining experience, they also have hibachi grills on site that really put the restaurant on the map.


Address: 1719 West End Ave #101, Nashville, TN 37203, United States

Website: Goten

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 2pm, 4:30pm - 9:30pm; Fri: 11am - 2pm, 4:30pm - 10:30pm; Sat: 4pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 4:30pm - 9:30pm

10. Wild Wasabi

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Wild Wasabi offers a large dining area with some casual flair for those who are just looking to eat their ramen without all the fuss. Wild Wasabi offers some quintessential Japanese dishes like sushi and ramen while also having a pretty popular lunch buffet with all the sushi you can eat. If you’re into the freshest cooked food, check out their hibachi grill or enjoy their stellar ramen made entirely fresh on site.

Wild Wasabi

Address: 209 10th Ave S # 215, Nashville, TN 37203, United States

Website: Wild Wasabi

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 9pm; Sat: 12pm - 9pm (closed on Sun)

Nashville's best Japanese food

There’s no doubt that Nashville is home to some amazing dishes and local specialties like barbecue and the ubiquitous Nashville hot chicken sandwich. But Nashville is also home to some amazing international cuisine and there’s nothing more loved around the world like a delicious bowl of ramen. Luckily, Nashville has some pretty great spots around town serving these bowls of happiness from the fast to the casual to even the upscale, your choices or ramen here are nearly endless. Whether it is hot or cold outside, nothing quite hits the spots like a satisfying bowl of ramen.

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