It’s the perfect season for some savory steaming ramen, and we’re not talking about those sad, store-bought ones you had on broke and hungry college nights. We’re talking the real deal.

Here are the top 12 best ramen shops to seek shelter in for Chicago’s brutal winter.

Ramen-San

59 West Hubbard Street

This well-known, funky River North hotspot is all about noodles, beer, and hip hop beats. Aside from ramen bowls, choose from raw dishes, dumplings, buns, and sake bombs.

Our Pick: Kimchi & Fried Chicken Ramen