Houston may be known as a town with great pho, but suddenly it seems like everyone's talking about ramen. Whether it's Soma taking the people's choice at last month's Go Pig or Go Home chef competition or Goro & Gun attracting a line on its first day of business, the national ramen craze has finally come to the Bayou City. The city isn't known as a ramen hotspot (yet?), but there are no shortage of Japanese and Japanese-inspired restaurants that have tonkotsu (pork), shoyo (soy) and miso offerings on their menu.
As usual, these restaurants aren't ranked, although Soma earns the top spot for both variety and overall quality. Special thanks to Carl Rosa, head of enthusiast group Ramen in Common, for his help compiling data and sharing photos.