Soups, ramen and noodle bowls of any kind are enjoyed as a way to comfort and warm the body. If you prefer soups with an international heritage that are full of flavor, ancient spice and a bit of heat, then KC has you covered.

Columbus Park Ramen Shop

Choose from four different kinds of ramen—tonkotsu, shoyu, kimchi and mushroom—at Columbus Park Ramen Shop, a 450-square-foot garage space located behind breakfast-and-lunch spot Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout.

Vietnam Café




Vietnam Café is family-run, friendly, inexpensive and delicious. Located in Columbus Park, this is a fantastic pit stop to hit after shopping at The City Market.

The pho is a stand-out here. An incredibly rich and flavorful broth is cooked with your choice of meat and served over noodles with fresh bean sprouts, sweet basil, cilantro, sliced jalapeno, and lime wedges on the side.

Sama Zama

Looking for comfort in a bowl? Get Sama Zama's Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen (dine-in only) to savor a light, pork-based broth topped with tender slices of pork over ramen noodles. 

Big Bowl Pho

Make Big Bowl Pho your spot to grab a bite coming from or going to Kansas City International Airport. Get the Deluxe Pho, which features rice noodles floating in a umami-rich, earthy broth filled with thin slices of beef shank, brisket and tendon with fresh herbs. 

BŌRU Ramen

Quickly becoming one of the hottest ramen spots south of Downtown, BŌRU brings a delicious Japanese culinary experience to the Waldo neighborhood. Six different styles of ramen anchor a menu that also features steamed steamed baos, poke and other must-try bites.

iPho Tower Vietnamese-French Bistro

Made with pork broth and featuring slices of beef brisket and beef meatballs over vermicelli rice noodles, the Spicy Bun Bo Hue soup at iPho Tower has a fantastic depth and spice to it, with aromas of anise or five spice in the broth.

Nguyen Pho & Grill

Nguyen Pho & Grill is a City Market hotspot that serves up the family recipes featuring pho, vermicelli and bahn mi. Try the Combo Charbroiled Lemongrass Pork Vermicelli with shrimp and a crispy egg roll—it’s a sweet and sour take on the traditional noodle bowl. 

Shio Ramen Shop

Simple, gourmet flavors reside at Shio Ramen Shop, where the noodles are homemade and a seasonal menu keeps guests coming back for a traditional dining experience in the heart of Midtown. 

Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop

A local favorite embedded in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District, Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop features a menu chock-full of delicious Thai noodle dishes.

Blue Koi Noodles & Dumplings

Handmade noodles and crave-worthy dumplings shine at Blue Koi, a Chinese comfort food restaurant located on West 39th Street and in Leawood.

Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill

Build your own noodle dish at Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill, where diners can watch as chefs cook their personalized meals on a huge, round grill in the middle of the restaurant. 

Koko Thai

Native to the Crossroads Arts District, Koko Thai melds Thai street food with family recipes, resulting in a satisfying fusion of flavor that’s sure to keep you full through no matter what you’re up to.

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