Over the past decade, ramen has quickly gained in popularity in the U.S., particularly in larger cities. In the South, the idea that not all ramen is the instant kind has been unfortunately much slower to take hold, but in the last two years, the prevalence of the Japanese noodle soup dish has seen a modest push into Nashville. While the city still has only one true ramen-focused restaurant, a handful of places do have it on the menu, providing some options when seeking a piping hot bowl of broth and noodles for slurping.
In this update, we welcome Black Dynasty Secret Ramen House and their new home at Sylvan Supply, global mega-chain Chatime, and also say hello to Shokku Ramen, a Vegas-based crowd favorite that settled into Hillsboro Village earlier this year. Newest on the list is Lauter — the restaurant and Southern Grist’s new taproom on the Eastside.
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