Best of Boston

2021 Best Ramen

Ganko Ittetsu

Tucked inside a historical arcade-style mini mall in Brookline, you’d never know this pint-size restaurant is the place to go shopping for the area’s best bowls of savory ramen. Ganko Ittetsu nonetheless stands out for serving its eminently slurpable noodle soup Sapporo-style, meaning everything is painstakingly prepared in a wok. The result? Especially deep, soul-warming flavors with undertones of caramelization that evoke only one word: sold!

318 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-730-8100,