If you’ve been to the tiny Santouka outpost in Back Bay, you know that the ramen’s worth waiting out on the sidewalk and then stuffing yourself into a communal table next to a stranger to eat. If you’ve been to the one in Harvard Square you know that, oh hey, you don’t have to do that here. This place still gets plenty busy, but the space is big and futuristic in a kinda-feels-like-a-cafeteria-on-a-spaceship way. All of their ramen bowls fall on the light side without sacrificing real flavor, and while you can’t go wrong with their house shio ramen, the spicy miso might be the best.
More spots in CambridgeSee more
Little Donkey is a small plates restaurant in Central Square that’s great for drinks and few bites.
Oleana is a very good Mediterranean restaurant from the same people behind Sarma and Sofra.
The Red House Restaurant
The Red House is a farm-to-table-ish restaurant inside of a 200-year-old house.
More Ramen spotsSee more
Totto is a tiny ramen spot in Allston, and it should be on your ramen radar (which is totally a thing you should be able to get at Best Buy).
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more