Ramen has had a relatively short history, dating back to the early 20th century, but its status as a culinary icon in Japan is nonetheless solid, with multiple regional varieties and even a museum in the dish’s honor. The recent U.S. trend of high-end ramen has brought with it some innovations, like ramen with chili cheese or ramen in the shape of a burger, and some classic odes to the dish that strive to replicate the experience of slurping noodles in a Japanese stall. Of all these new restaurants, who has the best broths, the best proportions, and the best add-ins? These ten spots do.
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