Say what you want about Sylvan Thirty, but it got at least one thing right. Ten Ramen is like nothing else in Dallas. The concept from Tei An chef/owner Teiichi Sakurai offers a simple menu of excellent ramen. Diners order from iPads — soup, extras, drinks — and then pay via iPad or with the server in cash. There are no tables in Ten Ramen, and there are no chairs or stools. Diners stand and slurp their noodles at the bar right in front of the kitchen. Beautiful dishes come out of that kitchen window, served in handmade pottery bowls. Chances are, they’ll be too busy to chat, but you can watch head chef Matt Hoa and sous chef Christian Koelling do their thing.

Ten Ramen
1818 Sylvan

Ramen bar

Price range:

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-10:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, closed Monday