Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
Popular Canadian import, Kinton Ramen, had a successful launch in Fulton Market and witnesses a steady flow of noodlers. The chain debuted a second Chicago location in Wicker Park in December 2019.... Read More
Popular Canadian import, Kinton Ramen, had a successful launch in Fulton Market and witnesses a steady flow of noodlers. The chain debuted a second Chicago location in Wicker Park in December 2019. Dubbing itself the "Ultimate Japanese Ramen Experience," Kinton Ramen aims for an authentic culinary trip to Japan via executive chef Aki Urata's commitment to serving the highest quality broth and noodles. The rich broth is made from scratch simmering pork and chicken bones for over 20 hours: pork has a nice char and the fried chicken in karaage ramen stands up to the shoyu or spicy broth and noodles. Choose thin or thick noodles and any of 18 add-ins. Cold apps include marinated octopus and torched sushi-grade salmon over daikon. Dumplings, rice dishes, vegetarian items, mochi, sake, and cocktails round out the menu.
- Lunch: "There are often deals like a 32 oz Sapporo with spicy or original karaage chicken for $15, big enough for two!"
- Best for Lunch Because: Casual with a a modern, Kyoto-style minimalist design, Kinton Ramen warms up lunchtime with monthly specials and quick service in WIcker Park and Fulton Market.