Your kids love spaghetti and mac and cheese––so use your noodle to build on their love of these dishes by taking them out for a bowl of Japanese ramen. Despite what you may think, there’s a lot more to ramen than just a dry noodle brick with extra salty seasoning. Considered to be a staple in Japan, ramen comes in a variety of delicious flavors. And unlike the instant stuff, restaurant served ramen is an entirely different soup game. Plus, it just so happens that Chef Andrew Zimmern said one of our top picks has the best ramen in America ––yep, right here in San Diego! Read on to be bowled over.

Nishiki

Fresh noodles make all the difference at Nishiki. Kids can even watch the chefs cook them through the large viewing window at the back of the restaurant. Go for the Smoke Bomb Black Ramen here. This one’s got smoky roasted black garlic sauce, tender pork belly and a slow cooked egg to top it off. And if you or your kiddos are vegetarian, they’ve got you covered with a mushroom broth option. Vegan noodles are also available for a slight upcharge. Don’t miss out on the adorable kid’s meal! It’s a great deal with tricolor ramen (regular noodles are available), chicken tenders, fries and a yogurt drink. And don’t forget to join the text rewards program for discounts off your next order.

Nishiki
8055 Armour St., Ste 201A
San Diego, Ca
Online: www.nishikiramen.com

Photo: Nishiki Ramen

What is your favorite go-to ramen restaurant? Let us know in the comments!

–-Marissa Mullen