33 Allergy-Friendly Ramen Restaurants

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A steaming bowl of ramen is perfect to warm up these freezing January days! Grab a spoon and some chopsticks—our Allergy-Friendly Ramen Restaurant Guide features 33 spots and includes reviews from Spokin users allergic to nuts, gluten, sesame, and soy! If you’ve found an allergy-friendly ramen restaurant, please share a review on the Spokin App!

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ARIZONA


Clever Koi

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

“So delicious and excellent with nut allergies! They made sure to check which oils were safe and the chef substituted out the oil just to be safe for our daughter. The only peanuts are on the pork belly steam buns, which can be omitted. We had a variety of ramen bowls, dumplings and other starters—all great!”

@lbedwell, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

CALIFORNIA

KINARI ABURI SUSHI & Noodles

Location: Los Angeles, California

“A delicious spot with GLUTEN FREE RAMEN. Most restaurants that offer gluten free ramen have a disclaimer about possible contamination, but this restaurant has a dedicated prep area. In fact, if they receive a gluten free order they always make sure to do it before any other order to ensure it was not contaminated. They also told me they have a completely separate prep area. The noodles are tasty and my grandma could not tell the difference between my gluten free noodles and her regular noodles. Super flavorful and be sure to add a hard boiled egg because that’s my favorite part!”

@gluttenous, who manages egg, wheat, celiac-gluten, barley, and rye allergies

Suzu

Location: San Francisco, California

“This is entirely a noodle/curry place, and when I asked if there was any concern about shellfish the waitress was confused as to why that would be a concern and reassured me that there wasn’t (I’ve run into shellfish broth in other places). Anyway, I was safe and the food was really fast! Not the highest quality ramen ever, but such a convenient (and safe!) spot. I don’t remember seeing nuts on the menu at all (but still avoided the curry per my usual precautions).”

@samsafeeats, who manages peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and pea allergies

Nojo Ramen Tavern

Location: San Francisco, California

“No peanuts or peanut oil used at all. Seriously tasty food and the servers knew all the allergens in the food already. My fav ramen place in the city!”

@ankita, who manages peanut and pine nut allergies

Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen

Location: San Diego, California

“This is the best ramen I have ever had in my life! At first I gotta as hesitant to try a ramen restaurant because of my peanut allergy, but the staff went through ever detail of how they make the ramen and other items in the menu. They took special precautions and told me they had no nuts in their restaurant or in their sauces! It’s a must if you’re in San Diego. Actually, where ever you are you should fly to this special ramen restaurant.”

@theallergictab, who manages peanut, tree nut, and legume allergies

Ramen Seas

Location: Sunnyvale, California

“Vegetarian and pork ramen. They triple checked for allergens. Got it without egg.”

@adjcool, who manages peanut, tree nut, and egg allergies

RICE Sake & Real Food

Location: Manhattan Beach, California

“What’s better than finding out a sushi restaurant carries gluten-free soy sauce? The answer is Rice, a dedicated gluten-free sushi restaurant in Manhattan Beach. This menu has everything you’ve always dreamed of ordering from a Japanese restaurant, from tempura to crunch sushi rolls to ramen. I always order the crispy rice, kabocha pumpkin, and the rising sun sushi roll. There are also lots of vegetarian options available if you’re skipping fish. Grab a slice of green tea or chocolate cake to finish off an amazing meal here.”

@andglutenfree, who manages oyster and celiac-gluten allergies

Ramen Hood

Location: Los Angeles, California

“After seeing their soft boiled vegan egg that has a runny yolk, I knew I had to try it! Ramen Hood is such a cute and unique stall. Would highly recommend. Last I checked, they do not use any peanuts or tree nuts in their kitchen.”

@nutfreefun, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Harumama Noodles + Buns — Little Italy

Location: San Diego, California

“This place has the best vegan ramen in San Diego, and it’s thankfully tree nut-free! I’m not allergic to peanuts or sesame, but as for tree nuts, their vegan bowl is perfect!”

@vanedgado, who manages a tree nut allergy

Ramen Yamadaya

Location: San Francisco, California

“When I asked if the food had nuts/shellfish the waiter immediately asked if they were allergies, and was knowledgeable about the menu in terms of what was and wasn’t safe. He then went to the kitchen to confirm, and came back immediately with more information. Helped me figure out an allergen-free meal!”

@samsafeeats, who manages peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and pea allergies

Shiba Ramen

Location: Emeryville, California

“My daughter is allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and corn and we order the ramen with clear broth and no egg from Shiba Ramen. Traditional ramen noodles surprisingly don’t contain egg!”

@sophiachang, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and corn allergies

FLORIDA

DOMU

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

“Even though this restaurant is known for ramen, my favorite dish is their cheezus! Its corn baked with TONS of gooey mozzarella with a side of bread for dipping. If you’re gluten free, the corn is good on its own! With ramen, egg is normally added so when my brother goes we just ask them not to put it in. Their ramen menu even has a vegan option.”

@alyssaarria14, who manages peanut, tree nut, fish, and shellfish allergies

HAWAII

Goma Tei Ramen Ala Moana

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

“I haven’t been to Goma Tei since going vegan but I used to go there when I was younger! I would substitute the ramen noodles for udon noodles so that it’d be egg-free. You can also get rice noodles so it’s gluten-free and egg-free.”

@amandayoung03, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, and shellfish allergies

IOWA

Hana Ramen Sushi

Location: West Des Moines, Iowa

“My daughter had sushi and ramen here safely! They have a gluten free menu that you can ask for. There were only peanuts on the menu in one sushi roll. I called ahead to ask about allergens beforehand. The person I spoke to said they list out ingredients on their menu and if we had any questions we could ask, but felt confident they could handle our allergies. Our server noted her allergens when taking our order. Everything was delicious and we will definitely be back!”

@vkotz, who manages peanut, tree nut, and wheat allergies

ILLINOIS

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Completely nut-free! The service was great and the food was pretty good! My favorite thing I ate was the wings. They were absolutely FANTASTIC!”

@natalie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Torino Ramen

Location: Wilmette, Illinois

“Amazing gluten free ramen! I have never even had gluten free ramen before picking this up! They have two different gluten free noodle options—shirataki noodles or cabbage—and both are so good!”

@scohn98, who manages a celiac-gluten allergy

Chopsticks

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“They do not have any nuts in house and were able to assure me my food would be safe. I had the ramen. Unfortunately, I did not realize it would come with sesame seeds. Next time I will ask for no sesame seeds.”

@isabel48, who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, chickpea, and mango allergies

Oozu Ramen

Location: Champaign, Illinois

“I have a severe peanut and tree nut allergy. Staff told me over the phone and in person that they only have sesame seeds which I’m not allergic to. I had the Pork buns and spicy miso ramen with no issue, and they were amazing to boot!”

@ruffisf, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

RAMEN-SAN Deluxe

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“The server asked about food allergies as we ordered. I was told that all Lettuce Entertain You restaurants require food allergy tickets to be reviewed by a manager or chef to be sure their safety protocol is followed. Very friendly staff and food was good.”

@laroko, who manages a tree nut allergy

KINTON RAMEN

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“They were very educated about allergies. My server confirmed that they did not have any nuts on site and asked thoughtful follow up questions to make sure that everything would be okay for me to eat. I did not like the food (ham ramen) but I appreciated the staff’s efforts to keep me safe.”

@isabel48, who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, chickpea, and mango allergies

Ronin’s Spoon Ramen (浪人麵屋)

Location: Northbrook, Illinois

“I asked about nuts and our server stated that there were no nuts in the bowl I selected. Although, when my gluten free friend asked if there was anything breaded, she did not understand what we meant.”

@ellakaplan12, who manages peanut, tree nut, and seed allergies

MARYLAND

Ramen Utsuke

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

“The waitstaff was very patient and helpful, both when I called ahead of time and when I finally got to the restaurant. We had some of the best ramen I’ve ever had, without any need to ask them to substitute or remove ingredients. We were also able to enjoy sushi here for the first time! The waitstaff told us with confidence that they’d be able to clean their kitchen tools to avoid cross contamination with shellfish.I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. The food is sooo good and allergy-friendly, and an absolute steal for the price.”

@sombies, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and shellfish allergies

Kangnam BBQ

Location: College Park, Maryland

“One of my favorite restaurants! They have zero tree nuts or peanuts in their kitchen. Some of their menu items do contain shellfish but the server was very understanding. He was very frank and upfront about what we would and would not be able to eat. We really appreciated his ability to answer our questions confidently. Also their Mandu are some of the best dumplings we’ve ever had.”

@sombies, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and shellfish allergies

NORTH CAROLINA

Miso Ramen Bar

Location: Cary, North Carolina

“This is probably some of the best ramen I’ve ever had. And it’s allergy-friendly! I ordered a kids size shoyu ramen with just nori and chashu (pork) as my toppings. The person taking my order was really nice and helpful when it came to my food allergies. She told me that there were no nuts used in the restaurant or on the menu, and she also had a peanut and tree nut allergy!”

@nallergy, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

NEW JERSEY

Matsuyama

Location: Englewood, New Jersey

“I went here for lunch. I got ramen and sushi. The waitress said there are no peanuts in the restaurant. The place is small but quaint and just off a main shopping street. The food tasted good.”

@leslieevans, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

NEW YORK

Ippudo Westside

Location: New York, New York

“This is a fabulous ramen spot in NYC. I went with friends a few years ago and while the safe gluten free options are limited it’s amazing to have a safe option so everyone can enjoy their amazing food! Great atmosphere and service as well!”

@mwinsten, who manages wheat and celiac-gluten allergies

Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen

Location: New York, New York

“If you say you’re allergic to nuts, they’ll tell you that they’ll take care of it. I never go to Asian restaurants with my but allergies, but I feel safe there!”

@apalin, who manages peanut and soy allergies

wagamama

Location: New York, New York

“We had a very helpful server. They can modify their menu to accommodate allergies and they have a separate vegan menu. Our son has milk and egg allergies but was able to safely enjoy an appetizer, entree and dessert, which is so rare! You can substitute the soba/ramen noodles for either udon or rice noodles which don’t contain egg and they will also make sure there is no egg cooked in sauce with those noodles. For appetizer, our son had the vegetable tempura which is vegan (menu item #111). For entree, our son had a teppanyaki dish and he selected the teriyaki sirloin steak option with udon noodles instead of soba noodles (menu item #45).”

@ssd, who manages milk and egg allergies

RHODE ISLAND

Blackie’s

Location: Smithfield, Rhode Island

“My go-to for the best gluten free food in the area! Pizza, burgers, fried food, ramen, desserts…you name it, Chef Angie can (safely) make it gluten free!”

@gfreality, who manages a celiac-gluten allergy

TEXAS

koKo Ramen

Location: Waco, Texas

“Cashier called higher up to find out all ingredients for me. The fryer had canola oil in it but the rest of the kitchen was safe!”

@adrianapalucci, who manages peanut, tree nut, sunflower, canola, and rapeseed allergies

WASHINGTON, DC

Chaplin’s Restaurant

Location: Washington, DC

“Chaplin’s is a Charlie Chaplin themed ramen bar with great cocktails. They have no peanuts or tree nuts in any of their food. The food is great and I’m comfortable eating there as none of their food has my allergens, but don’t believe they take any specific allergy precautions so I may be wary if I had different allergies.”

@lechillton, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Daikaya Ramen and Izakaya

Location: Washington, DC

“WOW. This was the best experience at a restaurant in Washington D.C. I’ve had yet! Our waiter, Lucas, was amazing. He was thorough, considerate, cautious, and followed through when making sure we had the safest and best dinner possible. One of the chefs has a peanut allergy, and so he had changed the pickle recipe so it had not nuts in it. Lucas also came back to our table with a list of allergens and the dishes that contained them. Incredibly helpful and kind. Lucas even came back with a menu that he had personally crossed out the dishes I could not have. As a bonus, the food was delicious! ”

@natalie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

WISCONSIN

Momo Mee

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“This is a 100% nut-free Asian restaurant! They said they have been nut-free since they opened to keep nut-allergic customers safe! We had wings, dumplings, ramen and moo shoo. Note: they did not have gluten-free soy.”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

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