6 places to get ramen in Birmingham, including Bamboo on 2nd

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How good does this bowl of ramen look from Pho Pho in The Pizitz Food Hall?! Photo via The Pizitz on Facebook

Ramen: the ultimate noodle soup, my personal comfort food and the cure to any rainy day blues. Here are 6 places to find a warm bowl of ramen in Birmingham, plus our top menu picks from each.

1. Shu Shop

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  • Address: 1830 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 5PM-2AM | Food until 11PM Mon-Wed | Food until 1AM Thurs-Sat
  • Contact: 205.291.6660 | No Takeout
  • What to order: If you want some heat, their Spicy Miso Ramen is a must-try. They even offer a vegan option! | $13

2. Bamboo on 2nd

  • Address: 2212 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 5-10PM | Fri-Sat 5-11PM
  • Contact: 205.703.0551 | Order Online
  • What to order: You can’t go wrong with their OG Ramen Bowl, and I can’t go here without ordering their Tempura-Fried Green Beans. I’m drooling just thinking about them. | $12 + $6 for the green beans


  • Address: 1909 11th Ave S #2603, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 11AM–10PM | Fri-Sat 11AM–11PM | Sun 11AM–10PM
  • Contact: 205.203.4833 | Order Online
  • What to order: IKKO’s Shoyu Ramen is my personal favorite, but you won’t be disappointed with their many other ramen options and menu offerings including bubble tea! | $9.95

4. Pho Pho

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  • Address: The Pizitz Food Hall | 1821 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 11AM-8PM | Sun 11AM-6PM
  • Contact: 205.703.8929 | Order Online
  • What to order: They only offer one ramen option, the Tonkotsu Ramen, and it’s *chef’s kiss* simple and soul-warming. In the mood for a lighter soup? Their pho is pho-nomenal. (Sorry, I had to.) | $11

5. Abhi

  • Address: 300 Summit Blvd Suite Ste 104, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 5-9PM | Fri-Sat 11AM-10PM | Sun 11AM-9PM
  • Contact: 205.969.6858 | Order Online
  • What to order: With 30+ ramen options, you might have trouble deciding—and you really can’t go wrong with any, but the Pork Ramen Bowl is a safe (and delicious) bet. They also opened a second location in Mountain Brook—Read more on that here. | $16


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Mala Beef Ramen! Omg!

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  • Address: 3076 John Hawkins Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35244
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 11AM-3PM + 5PM-9:30PM | Fri-Sat 11AM-10:30PM | Sun 11AM-9PM
  • Contact: 205.502.7221 | komebirmingham@gmail.com​ | Order Online
  • What to order: If you’re feelin’ bold, try their new spicy MALA Beef Ramen with a side of edamame. | $13.95

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