Santouka

Row 1

Details
100 E Algonquin Rd (at Mitsuwa Marketplace)
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 357-0286
Noodles, Japanese, Asian
$ $
Hours
Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–7:30 PM
Map

Foursquare Tips

  • The best bowl of ramen in Chicago may be in the food court of this suburban Japanese grocery store. You owe it to yourself to try the Special Toroniku Shio Ramen.
  • Make sure to bring cash cus it's cash only.
  • We're lucky to have this authentic and unpretentious ramen place in our neighborhood. Recommended shio and miso ramen.
  • Still the best Ramen I have come across in Chicagoland.
  • They serve a great bowl here!
  • Best ramen in Chicagoland for the price
  • its cash only
  • really authentic ramen. long lines on weekend. come on weekdays or come early
  • Pretty good ramen. Taste-wise doesnt compare to Ramen Misoya for me. Note: I have no idea what proper ramen should be. Evaluate on taste only.
  • Incredibly authentic. This is a food court sharing space with a supermarket (kinda-thing). But as soon as you walk in, it all makes sense. Santouka only accepts cash, plan ahead! (The food? awesome!)
  • I like the shio and the spicy miso ramens the most.
  • Spicy miso ramen is awesome to the last slurp
  • There was a 30 minute wait after ordering but ramen was really delicious. Sunday lunch time is crazy at Mitsuwa market!
  • "This is an awesome dish on a cold day. Santouka, located inside Mitsuwa Marketplace, is in the Chicago suburbs of Arlington Heights, but it's worth the drive!" Chef Ryan McCaskey
  • Great ramen!
  • This place burend down last year search it on youtube
  • When I explain this place to people, they don't understand how authentic and amazing this place is until I take them. You seriously dream about eating here everyday. Best food you will ever taste.
  • After slurping down a bowl of salt ramen loaded roasted pork, bamboo shoots, fish cake, mushrooms, sour plum, green onions and sesame seeds head over to the marketplace for some shopping.
  • I can vouch for both the spicy miso and shoyu soups. Very very yummy. Pretty good noodles (thin, a little crinkly) and fresh toppings. One warning: the egg is hard boiled, not soft boiled!
  • Full of MSG...yikes.