It’s cold AF in Austin so I’ll be burying myself in steaming bowls of noodles. Here are my favorite bowls of noodles and ramen in Austin.
RAMEN IN AUSTIN: NI-KOME
Ni-Kome is the same owners of Kome and Daruma Ramen so I won’t be adding them to this list even though I really like the ramen at all locations. The restaurants all serve a chicken broth-based ramen so I personally like it more than a pork-based ramen because it’s lighter. Ni-Kome is located inside the Fareground dining hall.
111 Congress Ave, Austin, TX, ni-kome.com
PAD THAI IN AUSTIN: TITAYA’S
Titaya’s pad thai use to be my go-to meal after landing at the airport. I would literally call-in an order right when landing and then pick it up on my way home.
5501 N Lamar Blvd #C101, titayasthaicuisine.com
RAMEN IN AUSTIN: Ramen Tatsu-ya
I couldn’t not include Ramen Tatsu-ya on a ramen in Austin list because they started the ramen craze in Austin!
Several locations in Austin, ramen-tatsuya.com
PHO IN AUSTIN: PHO DAN
My favorite pho in Austin is Pho Dan because the pho broth is clear and they give you a ton of meat. I’ve been eating there for years!
11220 N Lamar Blvd B-200
NOODLE SOUP IN AUSTIN: 888 Pan Asian Restaurant
The roast duck noodle soup at 888 is the bomb and that’s all you need to know.
2400 E Oltorf St #1A, Austin, TX
PHO IN AUSTIN: PHO SAIGON
I recently tried Pho Saigon again because everyone loves their pho and I do like it because the broth is more flavorful than Pho Dans.
10901 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, phosaigonnoodlehouse.com
BEEF NOODLE SOUP: Julie’s Noodles
To be honest, I’m not a fan of wide noodles (more of a skinny, thin noodle myself) but Julie’s Noodles does cut these noodles by hand. The beef noodle soup comes with a really generous serving of noodles and tender slices of beef in a clear broth. I topped mine with chili oil.
8557 Research Blvd, Austin, TX, juliesnoodles.com
SPICY BEEF NOODLE SOUP: COCO’S CAFE
I use to eat at Coco’s Cafe once a week when I went to school at UT and I went back recently to try their spicy beef noodle soup. I loved the noodles and the broth but it wasn’t very spicy as it promised and the beef wasn’t as tender as I would have liked. Still good!
1910 Guadalupe St + 8557 Research Blvd, cocos-cafe.com
RAMEN IN AUSTIN: JINYA
Yes, Jinya is a chain (locations across the US) but I love that there are 13 different bowls of ramen to choose from. Sometimes a gal just want variety! The spicy chicken ramen is my go-to and you can get extra garlic on the side. Jinya Ramen also has a spicy creamy vegan ramen option.
3210 Esperanza Crossing #130, Austin, TX, jinya-ramenbar.com
DAN DAN NOODLES: THE PEACHED TORTILLA
Dan Dan noodles at Peached Tortilla are another favorite Asian noodle of mine. The five spiced pork with chili peanut sauce is so good!
5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX, thepeachedtortilla.com
BEEF NOODLE SOUP: 101 by Teahaus
The beef noodle soup at 101 is my favorite beef noodle soup in Austin because it’s that authentic Taiwanese deep, savory soy sauce-based broth with thin noodles and tender chunks of beef (the most tender beef out of all the beef noodle soups I’ve tried in Austin). 10 out of 10.
6929 Airport Blvd #132, Austin, TX