The first time you have real, fresh ramen from a ramen restaurant can be almost life-changing. Ramen is warm, comforting, filling, and full of so many diverse flavors. However, as you sit down and look at the menu, you may notice that you're not sure what the various ramen dishes are. Typically, they are listed by their traditional Japanese names, which can be a little confusing to newcomers. Here is a look at the most common types of ramen you'll see on menus.