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Red Light Ramen, Nelson, BC

Red Light Ramen

4.5
4.5
43 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese Speciality
Red Light Ramen is a unique restaurant and cocktail bar that cultivates casual intimate dining experiences. A modern sustainable approach to traditional Japanese cuisine. We source our our produce locally and seasonally when possible. Our meats are hormone and antibiotic free. Our oils and vinegar's are organic.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese Speciality, Contemporary Asian, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 352-0966
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Our dining room is available for private events for a buyout price. We LOVE hosting holiday staff parties and birthday parties. Please email info@redlightramenbar.ca for more information.
  • Neighbourhood
    Nelson
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 43 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kootenays

    Most Booked

43 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phoenix was great. She was managing the bar as well as serving and we came in with a party of 20. A few in our party had to go to a soccer game and she rush their orders and packed them to go so they could make it on time. Really exceptional drinks and food all around!

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  2. CarlA

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and staff at this restaurant is outstanding. The only negative component of our experience was a rude patron having a loud FaceTime conversation that dominated the sound scape of the restaurant for over half an hour. Obviously not their fault but annoying nonetheless.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have a very restricted diet currently and I was so happy they could customize my meal so I could dine out. They did a great job as I had no side effects the next day! Yay, thank you so much!

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  4. AllisonH

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love everything about this place! Delicious food, great service, fun cocktail and wine list. Make it a point to come every time we are in Nelson.

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  5. ML82

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We usually have a great experience here. I’m not sure if they are short-staffed, but we barely got served after our food was brought out. We were on the patio and it was a birthday celebration (which I noted when I booked it) and everyone felt like we were inconveniencing our server. Our drinks were empty for a very long time. Not sure if any one of us will return…. On another note, the food is SO good. Great cocktails and beer selection too. I’m hoping this was just a one-off and no one else has the same unfortunate experience.

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  6. IggyC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chewy noodles, excellent broth, good value too! Loved the service

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was very friendly and food was delicious, will be back.

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  8. EmmaK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Portions were way too big. And our server rarely came to check on us. But the food was really good!

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  9. SydneyB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Red light ramen is always delicious. Great ambiance, fantastic food and yummy drinks!

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  10. ML82

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best ramen and kale Caesar salad!! Had the Tantan Chicken. Yum!!

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  11. GertB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good ramen. Great drinks and cocktail selections.This place is always busy. Best to make reservations.

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  12. LilyA

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Red Light Ramen did not disappoint! Their Butternut Miso Chicken ramen is my fave but you don’t want to miss the Gyoza which is delicious also! We had our staff lunch there and it was so much fun. The drinks are unique and yummy too. This is a place you don’t want to miss if you’re visiting Nelson!

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  13. HelenB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cozy warm nice ambiance delicious food and moderately priced. Would definitely return.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. The butternut tofu ramen is outstanding. I order it every time and keep going back. Cool venue and atmosphere too.

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  15. ChefJonnyH

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and creative food! Tasty cocktails with an amazing vibe!

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  16. KristaSloth

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate on the patio around 9pm under the glorious heat lamps on a cool October evening, and we were exceptionally warm. The ramen was the best I’ve had yet, and drinks were on par. The service was friendly and 5 star. Would take the queen here if I could. Favorite place in Nelson. <3 we love you red light ramen. I’m a hopeless Ramen-tic. Never a noodull moment here.

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  17. BethD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favourites. We eat there all the time- always get dumplings to start. Weekly music is a treat!

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  18. Berna

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely supper to support the Community Food Bank. Proficiency in Use of chopsticks 🥢 highly recommended

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  19. EricT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious ramen, awesome service and a memorably cozy environment. Highly recommended restaurant for your Nelson trip. :)

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  20. LisaB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Red Light's vibe is super cool, but gracious, with really wonderful food and teas.

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  21. KatieB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, our server was cooler than I can ever hope to be, the prices were reasonable, the portion sizes were perfect! Great restaurant!!

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  22. KeithV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all enjoyed the time spent with the meal and great serving staff.

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  23. WallyG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding ramen. Server was knowledgeable and helped us with our selections.

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  24. OpenTable

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    For the cost, the dishes lacked value - a lot of ramen with few vegetables and not enough protein. However, not over salted which is appreciated. Noise level high, difficult to hear one's companions. With some improvements to the quality of the dishes, this restaurant could be quite good.

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  25. StephanieL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have to stop here everytime I'm in the area! So delicious

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  26. AmyC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The gyoza was great, good flavors, but the ramen and Dan Dan noodles both had very sour flavors. We couldnt really pinpoint what it was, but maybe relied too much on pickled ginger for a back ground flavor. The pork was well cooked, but very sweet and did not pair well with the other flavors in the meal

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  27. SteF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious ramen and beautifully presented. Many nice additions in there…nori, mushrooms, ginger, sweet potato. Yum. And so healthy. Highly recommend

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  28. Thom

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a wholesome and delicious bowl of ramen!

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  29. Nelson

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good take on ramen in a cute little restaurant. The only downside was the wait for our food and drinks which is typical in a restaurant but not in a ramen house. Non-traditional ramen in a restaurant atmosphere. Worth it to take a ramen newbie!

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  30. XandraH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very yummy food and a good vibe. The butternut gyoza was amazing.

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  31. JanetM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress couldn’t have been less interested in serving us . People arrived after us - they were given water and their orders were taken before ours . We had to ask for water, and finally put order was taken . Our ramen arrived - it was ok - when we had finished, we both realized that we didn’t have the standard egg in our soup -

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time here. Amazing Gyoza. Very flavourful and complex ramen broth. Hard pressed to find one better.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very cold inside only thing

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  34. Phoenix

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Whether you're a local or just visiting Nelson.. This is the place to go! Great ambiance and good vibes. If you want a filling bowl of deliciousness, dine here! It is a culinary experience! Bonus dj's/good music Saturday nights.

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  35. Ziggy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The butternut squash with tofu was so delicious. Our server was very attentive.

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  36. JRee

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A package of noodles from 7/11 would have tasted better

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  37. KootenayFoodie

    Vancouver

    176 reviews

    5.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoy coming here! The staff is friendly and caring. Cocktail menu is creative and always changing and the food is very good, every time!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! Had 11 people including several kids. Service was amazingly quick and food was outstanding. Highly recommend

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  39. HungryEats

    Vancouver

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A different flavour profile than from what we recall from our time spent in Japan, years ago. Loved the hot edge to the Tantan Chicken Ramen from the Korean oil. And the gyoza were delicate with many differ flavors coming through. Very good service and a wide selection of drinks. Great to see local and healthy sourcing of the ingredients.

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  40. Paulette

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the evening,Rease a great performer. Food fabulous. Bench seating on patio hard on the butt!!!

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FAQs

Red Light Ramen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 352-0966.

Red Light Ramen is rated 4.5 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Red Light Ramen

308 Herridge Ln, Nelson, BC V1L 4H5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Nelson
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese Speciality, Contemporary Asian, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (250) 352-0966
  • Private party facilities
    Our dining room is available for private events for a buyout price. We LOVE hosting holiday staff parties and birthday parties. Please email info@redlightramenbar.ca for more information.
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