High Five Ramen
Brought to you by Brendan Sodikoff, this West Loop resto is a cozy, dimly-lit space offering a concise menu featuring both traditional and modern ramen offerings, eye-popping “canzillas” of Asahi beer, and boozy slushies to temper the heat of the noodles.
Swing by just before opening, and you’d be hard-pressed *not* to find ramen fiends lining up around the block to score a table at this subterranean Fulton Market noodle den. This is ramen worth waiting for—even on a sub-zero Chicago winter evening. Your choices might be limited to just four bowls here, but the customizable heat level, which ranges from no spice to the face-melting Kanabo, plus a host of top-shelf add-ons, keeps you on your toes.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.