It’s hard to imagine ramen to be more popular than it already is in the San Francisco Bay Area, but after dining at the new white hot Mensho Tokyo in the Tenderloin neighborhood last night, you’d think ramen has finally arrived in San Francisco.
This may be a reflection of the fact that many ramen lovers […]Read the full post →
The story: Seems like most of the new ramen shops opening up in San Francisco lately have been second locations of established winners instead of newcomers. And the latest example is Orenchi Beyond, the cleverly named, sophisticated city version of the extremely popular Santa Clara Orenchi. The original Santa Clara location has notorious lines (sometimes […]Read the full post →
The story: The owners of Fork Cafe in the Castro suddenly closed earlier this year and did a quick-change to reopen as Slurp Noodle Bar, thinking that the neighborhood needed an all-noodle eatery to complement the various Asian, Italian, California, and diner concepts firmly established in the hood.
Why I went: I love noodles, and […]Read the full post →
The story: San Francisco’s Japantown has seen an influx of ramen imports coming from far and wide after years of being bypassed by ramen diehards for the Peninsula and South Bay. The latest addition came last month in the form of Shalala Ramen, which is the second location of the three-year-old Shalala in Mountain View.
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The ramen scene has been growing in San Francisco but still not as exciting as San Mateo or San Jose. Now things might be changing with the arrival of L.A.-based Ramen Yamadaya.
The ramen restaurant group, with five locations in the Los Angeles area, opened its first Northern California spot earlier this year right in […]Read the full post →
SANTA CLARA, Calif.
One of the highly anticipated restaurant openings for 2014 is the San Francisco outpost of the popular Orenchi Ramen. But having two Orenchi’s in the Bay Area probably won’t reduce the crowds.
I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and instead of waiting for Orenchi to open in […]Read the full post →
Whenever I visit my family in Hawaii, I always complain about how there are so few new restaurants compared to the flurry of restaurant openings in the San Francisco Bay Area.
So when I was visiting this week, my brother suggested I try a new ramen shop that was only two weeks old.
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Sawtelle Boulevard in West Los Angeles is like the second Japantown in Southern California with all the Japanese restaurants in a three-block span.
While visiting my sister with my nephew and Mom last weekend, I suggested going to Tsujita LA Artisan Noodles for some ramen. But at dinnertime, Tsujita only sells ramen […]Read the full post →
SAN MATEO, Calif.
Since I don’t own a car, I basically focus my eating adventures around San Francisco and the East Bay. But recently I caught a ride with my friend Sandy of Foodhoe’s Foraging as we met up with another foodie friend Edda in San Mateo.
Edda of A Housewive’s Tale blog […]Read the full post →
The packed front bar nearly every night at the new Ramen Shop shows just how hungry the East Bay is for a good bowl of soup noodles on this side of the bay.
It helps that the owners are among the growing Chez Panisse alumni striking out on their own and apparently the whole world […]Read the full post →
Ken Ken Ramen started off as a pop-up in the Mission and it stayed in the neighborhood when it finally opened its permanent home late last year.
Finding good ramen in the Mission – and in the entire city of San Francisco, as a matter of fact – is a challenge. But I’m always willing […]Read the full post →
Like really good dim sum, it always seems like I have to travel outside of San Francisco – specifically down the Peninsula and San Jose – for a good bowl of ramen.
So when the buzz was that a good bowl of noodles could be found in the Sunset at Saiwaii Ramen, I thought I’d […]Read the full post →
It’s the end of 2011, and I’m cleaning out my files to make room for the new. And that’s when I discovered I had one more post from my trip to Honolulu back in September. So here’s my look at Tenkaippin Ramen in the Kapahulu neighborhood.
I ended up at Tenkaippin after an […]Read the full post →
I’ve never been to Japan, but in my imagination I picture ramen stands to be every where, squeezed into nooks and crannies of tiny alleys or in train stations ready to feed the wary commuter.
If ramen can replenish the beaten soul of the business class, then the new Ramen Underground restaurant in San Francisco’s […]Read the full post →
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