The folks behind Chinatown’s Shojo and BLR by Shojo have struck again with Ruckus, a bright, hip-hop-thumping space in which chef Mike Stark puts out sensibly-sized bowls of ramen with consistently great components, notably some utterly fabulous housemade noodles. Of the half-dozen styles of ramen, the highlight here might be the Miso Lit Ramen!!!, featuring a not-overly-fatty, Sapporo-style miso broth garnished with ground pork, grilled corn, beans sprouts, nori and Ruckus paste, a housemade chili condiment that packs a wallop.
5 Tyler St., Boston, MA • (857) 305-3129
2015 Winner: Yume Wo Katare
Boston’s quality ramen options have expanded admirably in the past few years, but this tiny Porter Square storefront, with only 18 seats between its counter and two tables, has an inimitable charm…...
- 1923 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
- (617) 714-4008
2016 Winner: Ganko Ittetsu Ramen
Boston went from widespread ramen indifference to underserved ramen mania to a plethora of ramen options in a few years...
- 318 Harvard St., Brookline
- (617) 730-8100