Red Light Ramen was founded in 2016 and is owned by local father daughter duo Joseph and Korina Langevin. Korina travelled to Japan, where she began to grasp the culture of soul food as ramen. She also lived in San Francisco where she sampled some of the best west coast ramen cuisine available outside of Japan. Korina is currently a student of herbal medicine where she applies these skills through her apothecary and medicinally influenced cocktail menu. 

Joseph entered the industry decades ago, Red Light Ramen being his fifth restaurant. “We both felt the need for a ramen restaurant in Nelson. We saw a community of gastronome connoisseurs, athletes, draft dodgers and farmers craving sustenance. We were right.” Between Josephs experience in the industry and Korina’s yearning to create a unique intimate dining experience, Red Light has become a staple for our local and international clientele. 


Plant Based:

Sourced from local organic farms;
Earth Temple Gardens, Argenta BC
& Chuckleberry Farms, Nelson BC

Free Roaming Egg’s

Golden Valley Eggs sourced through Two Rivers. Free- roaming hens pasture fed a premium, all vegetarian diet. Fraser Valley, BC.

Oils and vinegar’s:

Locally procured and certified organic when possible. 90% sourced from Organic Matters in Nelson, BC.

Ethical Animal Products:

Sourced through Two Rivers.



Do you accept reservations?

Yes, please reserve a table via our “reservations” tab on our website.. Reservations are recommended due to limited seating.

Do you book large parties?

Yes, we are able to accommodate large groups, by reserving our large communal tables. We book office parties, birthday parties, wedding functions and all around any type of private event! Buyouts are available for private functions. Please inquire for availability.

Is there a place for us to wait for a table?

Yes, you are welcome to wait for your table outside on our covered heated patio.

Are you peanut allergy friendly?

Yes, we do not use peanuts in our kitchen. We do use cashews, almonds, sesame seeds and pecans. Please specify to your server if you have a nut or seed allergy.

Are you gluten free?

Yes, we use gluten free tamari, we also have gluten free rice noodles and zucchini noodles to substitute instead of wheat noodles. We are able to accommodate celiac's, however the meal may take 5 minutes longer as we boil separate water. Please specify to your server before ordering if you are gluten free and if it is a sensitivity or allergy. Thank you!

Do you use msg?

No! Never! We use the highest quality ingredients available, everything is made from scratch in house, daily.

Can I have a good conscience eating your food?

Yes, absolutely! We use organic oils and vinegars, our meat is hormone free, antibiotic free and ethically raised. Our eggs are free range. We prepare our food fresh daily and our ingredients are sourced from the most reputable suppliers.