Find, Eat and Understand Ramen. Ramen Route was designed to connect users with the ramen lifestyle through culturally enriching content. This restaurant mapping app also offers unique ingredient introductions. Brought to you by SIMMER, a branch of The Tech Incubator at Queens College (TIQC), is a tech and food collaboration uniting students from multidisciplinary fields to create food and health related technologies.

Hungry? Craving ramen? Living in NYC? Well, look no further! 
Slurp noodles from borough to borough. Uncover over 200 restaurants that will satisfy your need to feed.

Access ramen around every corner. Whether you’re looking to fulfil your late night cravings or to flavor up a work lunch, Ramen Route has got your needs covered! Expand your palette and build cultural competence with Ingredient Introductions: a comprised list of ingredients to help you gain a deeper knowledge of Ramen.

With Ramen Route, you can:
Find over 200 ramen locations in NYC
Increase your cultural competence by exploring ramen ingredients
Enjoy educational cultural bites, small sips of food related data

Cultural competence is the skill to interact successfully with people of different backgrounds. Worldwide, approximately 129 million people are of Japanese descent; of these, approximately 125 million are residents of Japan.

While making this app students learned to build a fully functional app, gained a deeper understanding of programming language, and familiarized themselves with code and the integrated development environment (IDE). The team also created and curated the app’s content and finally launched and marketed it to the public!

New York City (Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx) is the first area to experience the restaurant mapping feature but we plan on expanding to places like Seattle, San Francisco, and Philly in the future.

No restaurant mapping near you? You can still enjoy our ingredient introductions with cultural sips from anywhere on the globe!

“I am pleased to be able to unite students from varied international gastronomic backgrounds with a talented tech team all wrapped in a culturally competent bow.” Says International Foods Professor and Creative Director of Tasty Bytes Magazine, Gina Keatley. “This app fills a need for the user as well as its creators. It’s exciting to find new ways to encourage diverse foods in an optimistic, appetizing and tech friendly way.”

What’s New

Version 1.3

Fixed constraints and added scroll view for smaller viewports.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

ScottKeat ,

Must (want to) Love Ramen

This is my go to ramen app. It focuses on ramen and doesn’t have pages of opinion like yelp or review apps.

I can find a location close to where I am in New York City and it has a handy guide for terminology and ingredients. Because, let’s face it, I can’t remember all those Japanese words.

This is a good app to have in the back pocket for finding a new ramen spot.

App Privacy

The developer, Ying Zhou, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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