Bentonville’s Arts & Market District—just a short walk or bike ride from the town square—includes 8th Street Market, a community-focused food hub, the Momentary, a platform for today’s art, food, and music, and more!
Within 8th Street Market lies local shops and amazing food and drink options, including my favorite ramen house, CO-OP. Comfort food at its finest, CO-OP serves indulgent, creamy broth with wavy noodles and protein of your choice. What I love most about the ramen here is the option to customize as you please while keeping certain baselines of the dish.
Open for lunch and dinner, you can look forward to experiencing authentic Japanese flavors in a modern atmosphere at an approachable price. While known for the ramen, CO-OP also serves delicious bao-buns, pork egg rolls, fried dumplings, and the classic side dish of edamame with the twist of being tossed with lime and scallion ginger oil. Plus, there’s a kid-friendly menu and several vegan and vegetarian options.
My ramen of choice at CO-OP is the Spicy Tori Paitan with creamy chicken broth, Japanese fried chicken, bean sprouts, green onion, marinated egg, chili oil, sesame seeds, and wavy noodles. I like to add additional toppings of pickled onions and corn. Yum! And my favorite place to eat it? In one of their stylish booths with a friend.
Photos by Emily Neuman for Visit Bentonville
Do yourself a favor, and go get yourself a bowl of comfort at CO-OP. But before you make your way over, here are some important details to keep in mind:
Location: Located at 8th Street Market (near the intersection of 8th & J Street) next to Yeyo’s.
Parking: Free and located in front of the main entrance (see map here). Biking? There’s plenty of bike racks and parking options for bikes as well.
Reservations: Reservations are not needed at CO-OP. It’s first come, first served with a self-serve ordering system.
Hours: Open daily from 11 am–8 pm. Instagram is a good source for updated hours and closures as well.
Dining Area: Includes an array of seating options, from booths to a community table and bar seating. Outdoor seating is available as well pending weather conditions.
Online Ordering & Delivery Options: Looking to order in? CO-OP offers delivery through partners like Uber Eats, Bite Squad, DoorDash, and Postmates. You can also order online here and pick up to go!
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