Summer is in full swing, where the Chicago weather is hot and the new Ramen-San Whisky Bar in Fulton Market is even hotter. While a bowl of ramen may not sound refreshing in the heat, studies show it actually cools you down!

bowl of yuzu ramen

Our pick for the perfect summer ramen is Fulton Market’s Spicy Yuzu Ramen: a light and bright broth infused with yuzu and topped with smoked chicken, enoki mushrooms and a perfectly molten egg.

chukka ramen from ramen-san

Prefer something cold? The Chukka Ramen at the River North location is made with chilled dashi broth, soy-marinated tuna tataki, cucumbers, wakame and more.

ramen san's salmon with cucumber and raw tuna crisps

If ramen isn’t doing it for you this summer, keep it light with Smoked Salmon Nigiri topped with wasabi caviar. Trust us, these cucumber-wrapped bites are light, fresh and perfect for the summer months. Looking for something cool and crunchy? The Raw Tuna tuna atop sesame crisps and finished with poblano pepper and avocado is the jam.

Looking for something green? The crisp Kale & Cashew Chicken Salad combines chopped kale and Napa cabbage with ginger-poached chicken, crushed cashews, sesame seeds and a sweet onion vinaigrette. The drizzle of the spicy rayu chili on top adds just the right amount of heat to the dish.

sake bombs at Ramen-san

Hot days also call for cold drinks — and everything’s better with blast-chilled Asahi. Also sip on the Cilantro-Lime Margarita or go all in with a round of sake bombs.

3 ramen soft serves

Make sure to save room for dessert! Finish your meal with one of Ramen-san’s rotating soft serves Cinnamon Toast Crunch Soft Serve with miso caramel, chocolate ganache and pieces of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Pineapple Soft Serve with miso caramel and lime.

Don’t let the warm weather keep you down! Book a table at the Fulton Market or River North locations.