If there’s one things that’s consistently lacking through the winter season, it’s warmth. As we grow tired of the falling snow and freezing temperatures, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to make you feel comfort—ramen. So as the chilling weather stands strong, here are five ramen restaurants to help keep you warm and toasty through the cold.
Edgy graffiti and hip decorations cover the walls at the Center City ramen noodle bar, CHeU. Cocktails accompany the many innovative noodle dishes that line this carefully crafted menu, but it’s their brisket ramen with matzo ball, kimchi, and sesame red chili broth that truly sets this restaurant apart. 255 S.10th St., 267.639.4136, cheunoodlebar.com
This ramen and sushi hotspot is an excellent choice for a warming bowl of this stylized noodle dish. With options ranging from Pork Belly Tonkotsu to Kyoto Chicken Chintan and Yasai Ramen, their menu not only includes a total of 18 different ramen orders, but a wide variety of sushi rolls as well. 1210 Walnut St., 215.985.1838, akinomnom.com
The traditional presentation of this heartwarming dish found at Terakawa Ramen is nothing short of perfection. With a broth recipe from the Kumamoto region of Japan that’s simmered over two days and handmade noodles cooked to exemplary al dente texture, a bowl of ramen ordered at this restaurant is never a disappointment. Order the Tan Tan Ramen for a spicy spin on the traditional soup. Multiple locations, terakawaramen.com
Two floors of Japanese decor help to distinguish CoZara as a mandatory stop on your list of ramen dining opportunities. While their menu includes much more than just ramen, the four contemporary ramen options offered at CoZara are bound to be satisfyingly delicious. 3200 Chestnut Street, 267.233.7488, cozaraphilly.com
This decidedly modern restaurant includes two variations of this delectable dish. On one hand, the Chicken Dumpling Ramen offers diners a more distinctive, unconventional bowl including both dumplings and noodles. On the other hand, the Pork Belly Shoyu Ramen is an unbelievably tasty, more orthodox option filled with all the noodles, meat, and vegetables that typically help flavor this plate. 3636 Sansom St. 215.387.1803, podrestaurant.com
Photography by: Photo from CHeU noodle bar. Photo courtesy of Lexy Pierce