Ramen Bankara: Epic Japanese Noodles in Bangkok

By Mark Wiens 2 Comments
Japanese Food in Bangkok
Ramen Bankara, Bangkok, Thailand

If you are in the mood for epic outstanding Japanese style Ramen noodles, head on over to Phrom Phong’s Ramen Bankara restaurant.

Ramen Bankara is actually a franchise noodle operation from Japan that serves truly authentic Japanese noodles right in the center of Bangkok, Thailand.

You won’t go wrong!

Ramen Bankara
Japanese Bamboo Shoot Salad

Before the ramen ever made an appearance at the table we had already devoured a few bowls of this wonderful bamboo shoot and leek salad marinated in sesame oil.

It was so fragrant and well dressed that each bite just sorted melted with flavor into my mouth., and without even realizing it, it was gone…

Japanese Noodles in Bangkok
Noodles at Ramen Bankara

The signature bowl of Japanese ramen arrived in pure splendor at my table.

It was a large sized bowl, 3 times the amount of ingredients used in any normal bowl of Thai street food.

I ordered the house special, noodles in creamy soup. It came with a few slices of roasted pork, some ginger pickles and a few pieces of seaweed on the side.

Ramen Bankara, Bangkok, Thailand
Squeezing Garlic into my Japanese Noodles

Another amazing thing about Ramen Bankara in Bangkok is that they don’t limit your garlic consumption – and they include a garlic press on your table.

Needless to say, when there are free things (especially pungent free things), I go a little overboard. I must have added 10 cloves of pureed garlic to my bowl of ramen and it wasn’t a clove too much!

Thick Ramen Noodles
Thick Ramen Noodles

Once my massive bowl of ramen was dressed to my personal liking I began to ferociously devour it. The noodles were similar to the hand pulled wheat noodles in China – they were thick, hearty and delicious.

I can assure you that I have never tasted such a flavor packed and rich bowl of noodles in my life – they took my breath away in culinary disbelief.

Ramen Bankara, Bangkok, Thailand
Ramen Bankara, Bangkok, Thailand

The Bottom Line

There are lots of Japanese restaurants and lots of Japanese style Ramen restaurants in Bangkok, but this one is the “Crème de la Crème” of authentic Japanese Ramen noodles in Bangkok.

Come here looking for pure Japanese ramen and leave a happy person!

Ramen Bankara – Bangkok, Thailand

Address: 32/1 Sukhumvit 39, Sukhumvit, Bangkok 10110, The Manor Shopping Complex
Open: 11:00 – 23:00
Phone: 02-662-5162-3
Price: It’s not cheap to eat Japanese noodles in Bangkok, about 200 – 300 THB per bowl of noodles

How To Get There

It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the Phrom Phong BTS station. Ramen Bankara is located within The Manor tiny shopping complex.


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  • B.C.Lee

    6 years ago

    I so agree with you Mark re the garlic. When my friend and I ate there, I couldn’t stop myself from squeezing that garlic press several times! Perhaps garlic, which is known to lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels, is there to counter the effect of the meaty (and fatty) goodness of the hearty pork bone soup? :) But I agree, that bowl of ramen is probably the best I’ve had here in Bangkok.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      Good to hear that B.C., glad this restaurant is still good, I haven’t been here in years. And yes, that raw garlic is what makes it for me.