Strings Ramen’s flagship Chinatown location celebrates five-years, since introducing its signature bowls of steaming ramen and secret-recipe homemade noodles, helping pioneer what’s become Chicago’s vibrant, explosive ramen scene.
From Tonkotsu Ramen, featuring creamy, 48-hour slow simmered pork bone broth, topped with Berkshire pork belly, to its fiendishly spicy Hell Ramen, available in 5 levels of increasing heat, Strings is consistently ranked among the best ramen shops in Chicago, and most recently named among “The 24 Best Ramen Shops in America” by Thrillist.
Under the direction of executive chef Katie Dong, Strings’ menu has expanded to also include a line-up of appetizers, yakisoba, sashimi and meat rice bowls, maze soba and more. In 2017, Strings opened a second location in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, at 919 West Belmont Avenue, and in 2018, a Madison, Wisconsin outpost, at 311 North Frances Street.
To celebrate the 5-year milestone, Strings Ramen’s Chinatown location is offering traditional Japanese Fukubukuro, a $5.99 “Lucky Bag,” featuring a reusable tote grab bag, filled with swag, including LED light-up chopsticks, secret coupons and chance to score gift cards and prizes, available though February 28, or while supplies last.
Strings Ramen — 2141 South Archer Avenue, Chicago.