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Ramen Belly


1010 Martin Street, Iowa City

P: (319) 569-1057





Fast friendly service with a relaxing atmosphere. Had the ramen with short rib and tonkotsu broth. Broth was very flavorful and they didn't skimp on the ribs. Meat had a great smoky flavor and the accoutrements we're excellent

Lance Sheldon


First impressions - when you walk in you’re told by the staff to order from the QR code on the table or walk to the counter to order from a tablet. The restaurant itself is small so not sure why the two employees just standing and talking at the counter can’t take orders? And if I’m doing the ordering myself, why would anyone tip? The restaurant itself looks clean, modern, and well kept. Food wise, delicious appetizer of pot stickers. Followed by tonkotsu ramen with pork belly. Broth was tasty, noodles were great, pork belly was flavorful and tender. Food wise - best ramen in Iowa city. Food came out fast as well, always a plus. Now, back to the service itself. We received our food but after that, zero interaction from the staff to us. No follow up if the food was good, if we needed anything additional, if the order was correct, nothing. We had to flag down a staff member walking around for a bit of chili oil. We finished our meal and when checking out from the QR code app it asks what percent tip would you like to give. Again I am perplexed at this point because you are told to order yourself when you walk in. What am I tipping for? I’ve lived in the US, Asia, and Europe and this was by far the weirdest ‘service’ situation in a restaurant I’ve seen. In other restaurants with QR codes on the tables, I’ve been told by the server that I can order with the QR code or the server can take the order. I always have the server take the order because I like to give generous tips to those working service jobs like I have done. In this restaurant - I was pointed to QR codes and a tablet on the counter and told to order myself - so again not sure why anyone would tip? The restaurant itself looks like a sit down restaurant so you think as soon as you walk in you will get table service, not order yourself at the counter like to go type restaurants. I think this restaurant needs to decide which it wants to be. I suggest the option of having the servers actually provide table service if the table opts for it, so that they can earn tips for, well you guessed it, actually serving. Overall, food was great - please give the restaurant a try.



Fast friendly service with a relaxing atmosphere. Had the ramen with short rib and tonkotsu broth. Broth was very flavorful and they didn't skimp on the ribs. Meat had a great smoky flavor and the accoutrements we're excellent

Derek Henscheid


Love this place! Best ramen you can find in town!!! It is our luck to find it before leaving Iowa. Life-long memory!

Jian Zheng


Awesome local restaurant with delicious, affordable, authentic food. The staff are nice and knowledgeable. The patio has umbrellas for shade, and ordering options that let you order from your seat without going inside. My favorite items so far: potstickers, abura ramen with creamy garlic sauce and pork belly, and the poke bowl with Sriracha. I like their rotating menu of craft beers as well.

Kiana Johnson



Monday: 4:30 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 4:30 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 4:30 – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 4:30 – 9:00 PM
Friday: 4:30 – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 4:30 – 9:00 PM
Sunday: Closed



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