Best Takeaway Ramen in Sydney

Updated July 6th, 2021


Winter can get pretty lousy sometimes. Throw in a pandemic – and the lockdowns, cancelled plans and half-hearted Zoom calls that come with it – and you’re practically guaranteed a rough time.

Good food can help and thankfully, most of the city’s restaurants are open for takeaway. But if you and lasagne are on a break, and you’ve stopped seeing eye-to-eye with pad thai, consider a big, hearty bowl of ramen on your next takeaway night.

Ramen’s the ideal winter soup: rich, protein-packed broth; carb-y noodles that are heavy on slurp; garnishes galore. Plus, it reheats better than many other takeaway options and is highly customisable to your own taste. Ramen houses across town are still open, and many of them deliver. Here are the best of the bunch.

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  • The huge, tasty soups at Chaco Ramen are unlike anything else in Sydney. And it's staying open for takeaway during this lockdown. There are two ways to get your ramen fix. You can stop by for takeaway (or send an Instagram message to order ahead) – or, consider ordering a frozen DIY ramen pack for home delivery. Make sure to add a bottle of sake and some gyoza to your order, too.

  • Order some lunchtime ramen or a cosy hotpot set for a wintery dinner option (order early though – Gaku Robata sells only 30 hotpots sets a day). Ramen options here range from the classic, such as pork tonkotsu or Wagyu, to the more adventurous – including a tart yuzu-spiced duck broth ramen with duck meatballs. Email to order. And remember to add the sake sorbet for dessert.

  • This Redfern ramen shop is renowned for its in-house noodle making, flame-grilled chashu (pork belly) and natural wines. Ra Ra is serving its whole menu for takeaway over lockdown. Skip the weekend queues and have your ramen delivered to your doorstep via Uber Eats or order online for in-store pick-up.

  • Gumshara has some of the best tonkotsu ramen in town, consisting of thick pork bone stock and slippery slurpy noodles, topped with slices of braised pork. And, because it’s offering a full home delivery service across Sydney during this lockdown, now’s the perfect time to try it. The ramen packs come frozen and ready for you to reheat and combine (you can also go for microwavable bowls for something more pre-assembled). Make sure to add plenty of extra toppings.

  • Ryo’s is one of Sydney’s most important ramen shops, so it’s nice to know that it’s staying open seven days a week during this lockdown. If you’re in the area call (02) 9955 0225 to order for pick-up. Otherwise, it’s available on Uber Eats.

  • Rising Sun has once again become a lockdown general store. Coffee beans, groceries, wines, beers and – most importantly – DIY ramen packs are back. There are three ramen options on the online menu and you can order here. Otherwise, call and arrange to pick up your ramen packs in-store and grab a bottle of wine and some Japanese groceries while you're there.

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  • This was one of the first ramen restaurants in Sydney, and it’s still one of the most affordable ones in town. It’s offering both delivery and in-store pick-up during this lockdown. The full menu is available to order online for pick-up, otherwise order via Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Menulog or Easi for home delivery.

  • Yasaka is a close rival to Gumshara for the title of thickest tonkotsu in town. And it’s open throughout lockdown 2.0. You can order by calling (02) 9261 3720 if you’re picking up, but it’s also available on most major delivery apps. There’s also range of set-menu options to try, and some smaller bites, such as the soft-shell crab bao.