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6 Slurp-Worthy Ramen Stops in Charleston

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Charleston isn't exactly a hot spot of ramen activity, but when a craving for noodles hits, it must be filled. With colder weather on the way (maybe), seek out these options for shoyu, tonkotsu, and other non-conventional noodle dishes. From pop-ups to gas station shops, ramen lovers can find a few around town, if they look hard enough.

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1. Ko Cha

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3515 Mary Ader Ave
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 766-0301
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Korean restaurant Ko Cha sits in a gas station with about seven tables and a very extensive menu of bulgogi and bibimbap, but if you're looking for noodles, the kitchen can satisfy those cravings. The presentation is unfussy with chicken broth and instant noodles, but you can dress it up with extra cucumber and cabbage kimchi.

2. Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails

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1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 766-0223
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Tuesdays are ramen nights at West Ashley's Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails. The kitchen serves toasted rye ramen with shoyu broth, and guests can opt to add chicken feet, pork belly, brisket, shrimp, mushrooms, kimchi, or a poached egg.

3. Chico Feo

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122 Ashley Ave.
Folly Beach, SC

Funky Folly shack Chico Feo serves up noodle bowls in the evenings. It's a porky broth with slices of meat, bok choy, an egg, and other glorious accoutrements. Look for the Wu-Tang bowl once the weather gets cold.

4. 2 Nixons at Proof

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437 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 793-1422
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Ramen pop-up 2 Nixons finally has a set location at Upper King bar Proof. Find chef Jeffrey Stoneberger and his bowls while sipping a cocktail from bartender Craig Nelson. The ramen combinations are always changing, so once week you might get Benton’s bacon and local shrimp shio ramen and the next week it will be blue crab ramen.

340 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 720-3631
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One of the last holdouts for noodle bowls downtown, CO offers a Vietnamese ramen with pork belly, shredded pork, poached egg, bok choy, and egg noodles in a pork broth. Cozy up to the counter, order a bowl, and watch the crowds on Lower King go by.

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6. Kanpai

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1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Ste B9
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-4227
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Most patrons go to Kanpai for the sushi, but the Mount Pleasant restaurant also offers a variety of ramens. Choose from soy, chashu, tonkotsu, and miso bowls from chef Sean Park.

1. Ko Cha

3515 Mary Ader Ave, Charleston, SC 29414

Korean restaurant Ko Cha sits in a gas station with about seven tables and a very extensive menu of bulgogi and bibimbap, but if you're looking for noodles, the kitchen can satisfy those cravings. The presentation is unfussy with chicken broth and instant noodles, but you can dress it up with extra cucumber and cabbage kimchi.

3515 Mary Ader Ave
Charleston, SC 29414

2. Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails

1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407

Tuesdays are ramen nights at West Ashley's Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails. The kitchen serves toasted rye ramen with shoyu broth, and guests can opt to add chicken feet, pork belly, brisket, shrimp, mushrooms, kimchi, or a poached egg.

1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407

3. Chico Feo

122 Ashley Ave., Folly Beach, SC

Funky Folly shack Chico Feo serves up noodle bowls in the evenings. It's a porky broth with slices of meat, bok choy, an egg, and other glorious accoutrements. Look for the Wu-Tang bowl once the weather gets cold.

122 Ashley Ave.
Folly Beach, SC

4. 2 Nixons at Proof

437 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Ramen pop-up 2 Nixons finally has a set location at Upper King bar Proof. Find chef Jeffrey Stoneberger and his bowls while sipping a cocktail from bartender Craig Nelson. The ramen combinations are always changing, so once week you might get Benton’s bacon and local shrimp shio ramen and the next week it will be blue crab ramen.

437 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. CO

340 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
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One of the last holdouts for noodle bowls downtown, CO offers a Vietnamese ramen with pork belly, shredded pork, poached egg, bok choy, and egg noodles in a pork broth. Cozy up to the counter, order a bowl, and watch the crowds on Lower King go by.

340 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

6. Kanpai

1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Ste B9, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Most patrons go to Kanpai for the sushi, but the Mount Pleasant restaurant also offers a variety of ramens. Choose from soy, chashu, tonkotsu, and miso bowls from chef Sean Park.

1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Ste B9
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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