The first thing you’ll see at the St. Paul Ichiddo Ramen is a wall covered in white spoons. The effect—repetitive and orderly—is calming. That wall is a demarcation from the worries of the world outside. As you settle in, the only question with any urgency rattling in your brain is about which bowl of ramen to order. How good is the Niku Soba Ramen? (Very.) Should I add another soft-boiled egg? (Yes.) What about the steamed pork buns? (Go for it.) Slurp your noodles, drink the broth down to its dregs, and sit back in contentment.
Readers’ Choice: Ramen Kazama