ramen Trends

Highlights

Top 4 restaurant dishesSee More Most popular ramen dishes in restaurants
#1 EBAES RAMEN
Ebaes (Los Angeles, California)
#2 RAMEN
High Five Ramen (Chicago, Illinois)
#3 TONKOTSU RAMEN
Kippo Ramen (Baltimore, Maryland)
#4 SPICY TONKOTSU RAMEN
Kame Ramen Nyc (New York, New York)
Top rising variationsSee More The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with ramen
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve ramen

1.01%

1,538 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online ramen recipes

0.11%

1,615 of 1,437,927 Recipes

Overview

ramen Growth Over Time How ramen has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Nov '17Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1800.10.20.30.40.50.60.70.8
Year Over Year RAMEN growth or decline vs one year ago
3.83%
Yearly Eating Frequency Average yearly consumption of ramen per consumer
2.21
Share of Plate The percentage of the average American diet that ramen represents
Eat in vs Eat out The popularity of ramen at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average
  • Eat In
  • Market Avg.
  • Eat Out
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve ramen

1.01%

1,538 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online ramen recipes

0.11%

1,615 of 1,437,927 Recipes

Innovation Analysis

The most popular ingredients, flavors, and variations for ramen, as well as the food and beverage combinations trending and fading over the past year

meat Trends Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with ramen, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top meat Ingredients
#1pork
41.73%
#2chicken
24.57%
#3pork belly
18.25%
#4beef
9.39%
#5steak
2.71%
#6bacon
2.26%
#7brisket
1.08%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1brisket
#2chicken
14.93%
#3pork belly
8.21%
#4steak
1.27%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1bacon
34.06%
#2pork
4.97%
#3beef
0.12%
perishables and prepared Trends Highlights the most popular perishables and prepared ingredients with ramen, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1broth
23.02%
#2eggs
20.81%
#3curry
12.74%
#4tofu
11.96%
#5kimchi
11.18%
#6ice cream
7.02%
#7salad
5.33%
#8fried rice
4.55%
#9bone broth
1.95%
#10hamburger
1.43%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1bone broth
#2hamburger
88.18%
#3ice cream
27.47%
#4broth
8.86%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1curry
30.72%
#2fried rice
22.76%
#3eggs
20.48%
#4salad
18.8%
#5kimchi
3.02%
#6tofu
2.33%
grains Trends Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with ramen, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top grains Ingredients
#1noodles
68.27%
#2rice
13.74%
#3pasta
8.33%
#4soba
6.29%
#5yaki soba
3.36%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1pasta
62.99%
#2yaki soba
17.91%
#3noodles
1.31%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1rice
20.36%
#2soba
7.25%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with ramen, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1miso
61.48%
#2shoyu
24.27%
#3soy sauce
6.07%
#4dashi
5.28%
#5wasabi
2.9%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1wasabi
#2shoyu
13.63%
#3dashi
9.48%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1soy sauce
7.94%
#2miso
0.58%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with ramen, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1seaweed
25.95%
#2corn
14.87%
#3nori
13.29%
#4savory
8.86%
#5spinach
8.23%
#6edamame
7.91%
#7mushrooms
7.59%
#8avocado
6.65%
#9bok choy
6.65%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1avocado
65.71%
#2edamame
29.80%
#3savory
27.83%
#4bok choy
20.51%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1mushrooms
28.72%
#2spinach
19.66%
#3corn
19.3%
#4nori
14.43%
#5seaweed
7.04%
seafood Trends Highlights the most popular seafood ingredients with ramen, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top seafood Ingredients
#1salmon
39.47%
#2fish
34.21%
#3tuna
26.32%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1tuna
#2salmon
#3fish
18.93%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with ramen, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1sake
71.34%
#2wine
23.17%
#3whiskey
3.66%
#4beer
1.83%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1whiskey
#2wine
#3sake
#4beer
70.22%
spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with ramen, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1garlic
45.59%
#2matcha
34.56%
#3ginger
19.85%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1ginger
35.58%
#2matcha
2.24%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1garlic
7.75%
beverages Trends Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with ramen, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top beverages Ingredients
#1tea
36.9%
#2green tea
32.14%
#3coffee
30.95%
Fastest Rising beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
#2tea
15.99%
Fastest Falling beverages Ingredients
#1green tea
44.16%
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with ramen, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1cheese
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1cheese
2.35%
bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with ramen, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1buns
56.52%
#2rolls
43.48%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1rolls
#2buns
62.02%

Diets & Traits

Why people choose this dish, and how it performed in various popular diets over the past year

Top Motivators The leading reasons consumers choose ramen compared to all other dishes
fitness
3.09%
Diets Over Time The dietary references with ramen over time
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  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Clean Eating
  • Gluten Free

Restaurant Analysis

A look at the most popular ramen dishes served in restaurants, their price points, and popularity

Restaurant Penetration Percentage of restaurants that serve ramen

1.01%

Cuisine Penetration The most popular restaurant cuisine to feature ramen

ramen restaurant

55%
ramen Pricing Analysis Average price of ramen across the variously priced restaurants, from cheapest to most expensive
$11.95$9.41$12.67$13.67$14.87AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Most Popular ramen Dishes The most notable variations of ramen served across the country
DISH NAMERESTAURANTCITYSTATE
#1 Ebaes Ramen EbaesLos AngelesCalifornia
#2 Ramen High Five RamenChicagoIllinois
#3 Tonkotsu Ramen Kippo RamenBaltimoreMaryland
#4 Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen Kame Ramen NYCNew YorkNew York
#5 Miso Ramen Cheu Noodle BarPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
#6 Miso Ramen Noodles Cheu FishtownPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
#7 Garlic Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen Noodles Kizuki Ramen & IzakayaChicagoIllinois
#8 Hakata Ramen Rice Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen West L.A.Los AngelesCalifornia
#9 Chicken Shio Ramen Bowl Furious SpoonChicagoIllinois
#10 Furious Ramen Bowl Furious SpoonChicagoIllinois
Menu Items How many total instances of ramen found in restaurants across the country
4,374
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of ramen variations on a restaurant's menu
2.84

Home Cooking

Highlighting the leading online ramen recipes and their penetration

Recipe Count How many online recipes exist for ramen
1,615
Used As Ingredient How many online recipes use ramen as an ingredient
1,248
Top Online Recipes The most notable variations of ramen recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year
1

Easy Miso Mushroom Ramen from Turnip the Oven

2

Coconut Curry Ramen Noodles with Marinated Mushrooms from Lauren Caris Cooks

3

Ramen Vegetable Stir Fry from The Rustic Willow

4

Easy Vegan Ramen from Minimalist Baker

5

Vegan Spicy Thai Peanut Ramen from Rabbit and Wolves

6

20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Ramen Noodle Soup from Baker by Nature

7

Quick Homemade Ramen from Pinch of Yum

8

Instant Pot Ramen Noodles | 21 Day Fix Ramen Noodles from Confessions of a Fit Foodie

9

Homemade Spicy Ramen with Tofu from Pinch of Yum

10

15 Minute Vegetable Ramen Stir Fry from pumpkinandpeanutbutter

11

Homemade Spicy Ramen with Tofu from Pinch of Yum

12

Easy Vegan Ramen from Minimalist Baker