From the light projections of busy city streets, to the clubby playlist, to a giant neon sign of cartoon Godzilla slurping up noodles, Gyuro Ramen seems determined to bring the energy of Japanese nightlife—along with gyukotsu broth—to the West Loop. And because it’s the only place in town serving the creamy, rich beef broth, this casual sit-down spot has become a part of our ramen rotation.
The broth is best enjoyed in The Gyukotsu Prime bowl, which comes with sweet soft boiled egg, thin chewy noodles, menma, and juicy medium-rare filet mignon. There’s also an option called the Gyukatsu Premium, but wagyu slices, beef tongue, and wagyu truffle wontons all taste too similar, and the bowl snowballs into beef overload. If you’re looking for a less bovine-centric option, you can still find comfort in their duck or vegetable ramen during a low-key meal with your friends, or solo under the neon glow of Godzilla.
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