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This lauded Vanderbilt Ave ramen staple opened up in Prospect Heights in 2011, and has since been a longstanding neighborhood favorite for its warming bowls of noodles including the Hakata-style Sesame Garlic Ramen; Miso Ramen, and even Kimchi Ramen. Just note: There’s no reservations at Chuko and the cozy space gets filled up quickly so show up early if you don’t want to wait.
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The top order at this long established Prospect Heights neighborhood favorite is Chuko’s Hakata-style sesame garlic ramen (that’s been on the menu for a full decade for good reason). This rich, cloudy pork and chicken broth is deeply flavored with a sesame-garlic umami and black garlic oil, and comes with thin noodles, spicy pickled mustard greens, wood ear mushrooms and scallion.