Many ramen places in the city usually only have one vegetarian ramen on the menu. And while it does prevent indecision, it’s nice to have options. Luckily, every single bowl at Rakkan Ramen in Uptown has a vegetable-based broth, and toppings like eggs and pork belly can be substituted with tofu and mushrooms. Their broth is light yet savory, and pairs well with their thin, chewy noodles. For a richer bowl, we like the Quartz, which has some miso added for extra depth and a little bit of sweetness. There’s plenty of group seating in the softly lit, narrow dining space, so it’s a good place to grab a bite with friends—just make sure to also split some crispy gyoza as an appetizer.
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