10 Noodle Nights: Asheville Ramen Round Up

These days, Asheville is literally swimming in Ramen. The hard part is deciding which ramen eatery to try. Well, we have a suggestion. We’ve curated a list of old and new ramen noodle stops all over the Asheville map so that you can create 10 noodle date nights. Some may be familiar, others may not but, we know that you will certainly discover which ‘slurpery’ you love the best. We’ve got your noodle date nights lined up:


Heiwa Shokudo
Cozy bistro serving sushi, stir-fries and other Japanese fare (plus beer/wine) with an organic focus.

Flamin’ Hot Ramen at Heiwa is phenomenal! Photo credit via Instagram: @heiwashokudo

The Noodle Shop 
Noodle dishes, spring rolls & other Chinese staples in simple surroundings with a patio. 

Photo credit via IG: @burrito_love22

Ben’s Tune-Up 
Trendy brewery & sake garden offering house sakes, craft beers & Japanese-American fusion eats with stellar outdoor seating.

Don’t forget the sake at Ben’s! Photo credit via IG @benstuneup

Futo Buta
The newest noodle spot to pop up in Asheville across from the famous Orange Peel is Futo Buta. Original location in Charlotte, Futo Buta is quickly becoming a locals favorite for flavorful ramen.

Photo: @clt.remedy via IG

Gan Shan Station – CLOSING January 31st for new ventures but West Asheville will remain.

Photo credit via IG: @foodshinobi


Itto Ramen Bar & Tapas 
Japanese ramen bar and tapas restaurant with signature cocktails. 

Those colors though. Photo via IG: @ittoramenbar

Broth Lab 
Build your own broth and noodle bowl. Think ramen but outside the box. A clean, modern and comfortable vibe, family-friendly. Great for a casual lunch, family dinner, date night, girls night and lots of other occasions. 

‘Build your own Ramen!’ Photo credit via IG: @brothlabavl

Gan Shan West 
Asian flavors meet Appalachian ingredients at this relaxed haunt with outdoor seating. Go on Tuesday for $10 Ramen then head next door to Archetype for a trivia date night starting at 7 pm.

Every Tuesday.


Typhoon Noodle
Authentic Szechuan style noddles, homemade curry, wok-fried rice and over 14 flavors of boba tea. 

Photo via IG: @typhoonnoodle


WakuWaku Eatery
WAKUWAKU means excitement! At WAKUWAKU Eatery, you will enjoy the Japanese home-style comfort food inspired by the wisdom of ‘Washoku’ in a casual setting. Washoku’s value lies in the elegant simplicity of balanced nutrients, flavors, portions, and presentation. Japanese culture places great importance on harmony and deep respect for nature and the bounty it provides to sustain us.

Photo via IG: @waku2eatery


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