To think we might have snoozed in Ramen Show if it wasn’t for social media and a message from a friend letting us know about this new ramen joint. It’s pretty safe to say Las Vegas is in the middle of a ramen boom and it’s getting harder to keep track of the ramen restaurants in Las Vegas that are vegan-friendly because, well, there are a lot of them now. We’ve got Jinya, Ramen Arashi, Moko Ramen, Sojo Ramen and now this spot. Opened in summer 2019, Ramen Show is a vegan-friendly ramen restaurant in Las Vegas, and we totally dig their offerings.
Created by restaurateur Go Hoashi, who also owns Chinatown’s Izakaya Go, Takopa and Pokemanm this is the first spot to open outside of the area in the southwest part of the city.
Staff here are knowledgeable about their vegan offerings and what can be made vegan, so rest-assured, they know what they’re talking about.
Start your meal off with some shishito peppers (ask them to hold the bonito flakes) or try a veggie hand roll that you actually roll up at the table.
If you’re craving some greens, Ramen Show’s spring mixed green Show Salad is vegan and features grapes, tomatoes, baby corn, radishes and radish sprouts, along with flower petals (so pretty), all tossed in their homemade Yuzu dressing.
But, let’s be real. You’re here for the vegan ramen, right?
Their Vegan Ramen is a show-stopper. Built with a soy milk base, this vegan ramen is filled with the necessary noodles, plus potato, green onion, leeks, grape tomatoes, spinach, Oyster mushrooms, baby corn, lemon, shredded red pepper and fried lotus root. They also toss in an orchid to make it even more attractive. If that’s not enough in your bowl, you can add in extras like tofu, black garlic oil, and ‘shrooms.
Unlike other ramen restaurants in Las Vegas, Ramen Show has a vegan dessert, the Mitarashi dango skewer. The dango (similar to mochi and made with rice flower) is covered in a sweet soy glaze and it’s light and a perfect way to end your meal.
7835 S. Rainbow Blvd., 89139, 702-462-6723, Monday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism, being a positive activist and entrepreneur at events including TBEX, SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more. Diana is a proud partner with the James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinner series at the famous James Beard House, as well as the vegan activation, The Farm Stand, at Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful festival.