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1385 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622


Sunny Yim operates his $65,000 Yamato noodle-making machine like a Maserati, producing some of the best noodles in town to bathe in his superb 18-hour pork broth for classic tonkotsu ramen with pork belly, egg, and all the trimmings. The slim dining room also attracts hipsters for other ramens, such as a surprisingly deep-flavored vegetarian one and an Indian-spiced version. Split buns with toppings such as duck breast with raisin jalapeño chutney also demand attention, as does the kicky fried sambal-garlic chicken. The Oiistar Sangría makes an unexpected treat.

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Dishes We Liked

Spicy barbecue chicken bun with kochujang sauce ($3.50); Chadolmen ramen with beef brisket, ground pork, kimchi, and egg ($13.90); kimchi chow with barbecue beef, rice, spinach, egg, roasted nori, and Cotija cheese ($10); togarashi mussels with andouille sausage, sake, serranos, and thyme tempura baguette ($12); bao doughnut with cinnamon sugar and crème anglaise ($3)

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Additional Information:

Price: $10-$19
Cuisine: Pan-Asian
Neighborhood: Bucktown/Wicker Park
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: L & D Tue-Sun.
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