Cheap Eats: Ramen 16
Slurp your noodles or enjoy them in burger bun form.
Why go? Riding the ramen wave, restaurateur Philip Yang reimagined this space’s original upscale sushi concept without doing away with the dining room’s cool aesthetic.
What’s the vibe like? Roomy without pretense, Ramen 16 makes slurping noodles part of the fun—whether for date night or a family outing.
what to order? Yang’s Peking-style crispy pork buns and tender gyoza complement oversized ramen bowls brimming with long-simmered pork broth. (Too rich? Choose the glistening shiitake stock instead.) Or eat your noodles in bun form, with Yang’s riff on the all-American burger. The fearless can add a side of kamikaze fries.
Added bonus: A side of oshinko (pickled root vegetables) provides a perfect counterpart to a menu laced with pork belly.
How much? Small plates $2.50–$6.95; ramen $8.75–$12.75.
Where is it? 3762 Fallon Rd., Dublin, (925) 248-2313, ramen16.com. Lunch and dinner daily.