The Big List has kind of become popular which seems odd to me, but it has. People have found the list useful for learning about interpreting data in different ways. Academic institutions have used it in curriculum (I mean come on – college and ramen kind of go hand in hand). All I ask is that you credit The Ramen Rater if you use this dataset and if you plan to use it in curriculum, send a letter asking for permission. I really would like to have information on who is using it and where – mainly for personal curiosity.
Some background: these reviews are based on my personal preferences, not on sales of popularity. Scores are in .25 increments – rounding is NOT recommended. Think of letter grading; a 3.5 score out of 5 stars – (3.5 * 2) * 10 = 70 = C. So, rounding a 3.5 to a 4.0 doesn’t reflect it correctly.
I started reviewing in 2002. I’m a stay at home dad and have very poor vision – typos may be in there here and there, but the whole set is pretty cleaned up as to such idiosyncrasies. Feel free to ask any questions and please let me know if you use the set at firstname.lastname@example.org – thanks, enjoy – this is my baby.
Updated as of September 22nd, 2021. Current as of review #3950.