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

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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