Yume Wo Katare
Yume Wo Katare serves ramen, and nothing but ramen. Each bowl is filled with rich and silky broth, a mountain of long noodles, and thick-cut slices of tender pork. The portions are huge, and once you've slurped your last noodle, a waiter will give you a piece of paper to write your life goals, which will then be hung on the wall. The tiny Cambridge spot racks up quite a crowd, so be prepared to wait at peak lunch and dinner hours.
Recently celebrating their ninth anniversary, Yume Wo Katare in Porter Square is not your average restaurant. Rather, manager Jake Vo calls it a “dream workshop,” as diners are encouraged to share their hopes and aspirations during their visit. There’s also only one thing on the menu—Jiro-style pork ramen with the option to add garlic. To make this place even more special, it’s currently dine-in only, and if someone finishes their entire meal, the staff has been known to shout, “we have a perfect!”
One of the most renowned ramen locations in New England, Yume Wo Katare is laid out like a classroom with communal tables facing the chefs, hard at work churning out bowl after bowl of Jiro-style ramen. You’ll only find one style served here, so you know it has to be good. After all these years, customers still only have to make two choices when it comes to ordering— whether or not you want a mound of fresh garlic and whether you want two or five slices of pork. This decadent broth is made from slowly simmering pork bones for more than 24 hours, and the super thick noodles are made in-house.