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Akahoshi Ramen, Chicago, IL

Akahoshi Ramen

4.9
4.9
174 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Akahoshi Ramen is a humble ramen shop in the city of Chicago. Everything is made in the restaurant, including all soups, seasonings, toppings, and noodles.

We are not an authentic ramen shop, though we value the history of ramen, and our ramen is influenced by its past and its future potential. The dish, popularized in Japan after World War 2, is symbolic of both struggle and perseverance. It is both a simple dish, and a fantastically complex one that we treat with reverence and respect.

Roughly translating to “Red Star,” the name “Akahoshi” is a love letter to two cities; Sapporo, Hokkaido, where red stars adorn city monuments, and Chicago, Illinois, where the red star decorates the city flag. Our ramen is influenced by Japanese and American ideals in cooking.

We hope you will join us to enjoy a bowl of ramen, made with the respect and passion it deserves.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Ramen
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Logan Square
  • Cross Street
    California and Fullerton
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    California Blue Line Stop
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Japanese

  • Chicago

    Japanese

174 Reviews
  1. CHI22

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Woooow. This place was worth the 6 week wait! Staff is incredible! Didn’t love the old fashioned but the ramen and soupless was 10/10.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The miso ramen lived up to the hype. The broth was exceptional and the noodles perfectly chewy. I highly recommend adding the soft boiled egg, which is extra, but a stellar add - perhaps one of the best ramen eggs I have ever had. The owner is engaged and endearing, with every detail thought through. The ambiance is remarkably calm despite the open kitchen and bustle of activity. Plus they pay their crew a fair wage. A winner all around.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s my second time coming back with my boyfriend and we love it! Can’t wait to come back. I always get the monthly ramen and he gets the soup less tantanmen

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and attentive service…even at the counter. Efficient and helpful staff with great hospitality. The food was excellent. Noodles were tender but still retained a good chew. Toppings were generous. The broth was the star of the show and you can tell it was made with much care and attention. Can’t wait to come back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If I could give a 4.5 I would. I got the Akahoshi Miso Ramen. It was very good, but they only gave two small pieces of meat for the entire bowl of ramen. The other places I’ve been to give three or four. So the value is slightly lower for what you get

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  6. PalomaR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is quite evident that this ramen was made with a level of dedication and passion. Best noodles I've had in my life. Broth was complex, pork complemented the broth well.

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  7. ChiFoodie

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible quality ramen - everything was superb, definitely worth the wait!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always!! The staff are always so friendly and the food is amazing. Can’t wait to come back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good music. Great service. Even better food. If you’re looking for authentic tasting ramen… this is the spot. That’s it.

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  10. GregD

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food, and atmosphere. Walk in or reservation, a must eat in Logan Square.

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FAQs

Akahoshi Ramen is rated 4.9 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Akahoshi Ramen

2340 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-2906

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    California and Fullerton
  • Neighbourhood
    Logan Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Ramen
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    California Blue Line Stop
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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