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Nom Nom Ramen

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20 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3720
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

At 9:30pm on a Friday, I stumbled across this place looking for somewhere to eat that was still open and was instantly grateful that this place opens until 10pm. Hearty ramen, a nice variety of flavours and lovely staff. If I'm in the area again I will definitely make a return trip.

2 Thank Jomes83
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

It's an OK place. Definitely not survive in Japan (and maybe not in NY), but OK for Philly, especially near Rittenhouse. This is basically the only decent noodle option in the Rittenhouse area, which is a plus. The soup and the noodle are both so-so, nothing exciting but nothing to complain too much about but nothing to get excited about... More 

Thank makoto n
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I have been eating lunches here for several years. The ramen is fantastic and has historically been among the best in the city. However, recently they have gone in the wrong direction on prices and quality: First, they raised prices, both in dollar terms AND they decided to add on tax (8%) instead of building it into the prices as... More 

2 Thank OneGForce
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Tried Karai ramen with egg. Soup was bit too salty and was not as hot as I expected. Noodle was nothing extra ordinary. One thing to take note will be the pork. It was good

Thank Toooooooomo
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here since this place opened. Nom N is the best ramen place in Philadelphia. I've tried a few and still end up back here. I suggest the Karai which is a spicy miso broth, extra spicy. YES. Order it with extra spice. Great for winter. Cash only or level up.

2 Thank travelnovice84
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Very good, I had never had ramen and really enjoyed this. The broth, flavorful, fresh ingredients, hot, delicious. Generous portions. Cash only.

2 Thank Jennifer S
Richmond, Virginia
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233 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

I have a medium bowl of shoyu noodles. Taste great, soft whole eggs, 2 slices of melt in your mouth pork meat and lots of noodles. The taste is very close to the one in Japan. The reason I gave 4 star is because they only take cash.

1 Thank deb-5584
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

If you like ramen this is the best place to go in the downtown core. Lots if different ramen flavors. Great for a cold day. If you go for lunch and want to eat in get there a bit early as the tables fill up fast. This is cash only so don't forget to bring some bills.

2 Thank Bonnie B
Mold, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The place was clean, the food was brilliant, the price was low. Choice is very limited but that is the nature of a Ramen bar. Also, be warned, cash only. Recommended for a no nonsense good value lunch.

3 Thank Tim L
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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166 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

While working in the area I ended up eating here three time within a week. The Karai miso broth is great, not too spiced but will bring out some sweat. Not only do I recommend the pork, it is so tasty and tender or double pork and past in the flavor.

2 Thank Steve A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3720
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia

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