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Shinya Restaurant House 深夜食堂
Shinya Ramen House is the only ramen shop in Chicago open until 1:30am. Because it's open late, this cozy place in Bridgeport is usually packed all night with people grabbing food after hanging out at the bar, and IIT students who decided to come here instead of microwaving some cup noodles. Though their standard bowls are good, Shinya's specialty options are worth trying as well, like vegan tomato, curry, and—though purists might cringe at the sight of it—miso ramen with udon noodles. Aside from table seating, they also have a small area where you can slurp noodles while sitting on floor cushions.