Strings Ramen Shop
Using a Japanese noodle-making machine, Strings churns out some of the best bowls of ramen in town. Thick, flavorful pork broth and perfectly textured noodles bring this place to the next level of slurpy goodness.
Strings remains one of Chicago’s most popular ramen shops, not only because of their satisfying bowls, but also for their dedication to educating folks about the dish’s fascinating background. Menus, available online as PDFs, showcase a fun map of Japan dotted with ramen-specific locations plus historical notes, terminology, and pro tips on how to optimize your dining experience. And if you live for spice, opt for the infamous Hell Ramen, flavored with a fiery combination of spicy pickles, spicy ground pork, baby clams, and, according to the menu, “hot pepper and chili made from hell.”
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating or order take-out and delivery online.