Best Of 2019

Best Proof that Fries Go Well with Everything: Quan Hapa

Subtitled episodes of One Piece backdrop your dinner as the bustle of OTR foot traffic surrounds your outdoor table for two. Quan Hapa isn’t just one of the most fun places to eat ramen in the city — it’s also the unlikely home of Cincinnati’s spiciest basket of waffle fries. Coated with sesame seeds and loaded with heat, the fries are just the crunchy, tangy side to go with a warm, hearty bowl of broth. Or the perfect starch to soak up booze, like the hard-to-find-at-restaurants Tiger beer and Japanese Chuhai, which Hapa carries. Quan Hapa, 1331 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, quanhapa.com.