The 15 Best Ramen Place in San Francisco

Ramen has taken over the West! And if you’re up for some meaty and savory soup, ramen is the best way to go. San Francisco is littered with ramen places, usually with a line waiting. Who can’t blame them though? Ramen, especially made by an authentic ramen chef, is a meal you just can’t pass on.

If you’re looking for a tinge of Japan while you’re in San Francisco, here are the top 15 best ramen places you can visit!

1. Ippudo

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining
Address: 19540 Vallco Pkwy Ste 130 Cupertino, CA
Phone: (408) 721-6789

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One of the most famous ramen chains in the world, Ippudo has won award after award in New York City and Japan. The chasu (pork) is juicy and the ramen rich and flavorful. They make one of the best Tonkatsu ramen in the city. Besides ramen, they also serve pork and chicken buns.

2. Marafuku Ramen

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 1581 Webster St Ste 235 San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 872-9786

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Hakata Tonkotsu
$12.99
Located in the San Francisco Japan Center, Marafuku’s specialty is Hakata-style Tonkatsu ramen. The broth is rich and creamy, and it comes from boiling pork bones for long hours. The food comes out quickly once you order. Vegans can bookmark Marafuku too as they offer vegan noodle dishes too.

3. Iza Ramen

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 237 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 926-8173

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Some patrons have said that Iza Ramen makes the best marinated egg of any ramen shop. This ramen shop offers truly authentic ramen at a reasonable price. You can also customize the soup however you want, and Iza Ramen also offers vegetarian options.

4. Kaiju Eats Ramen and Izakaya

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 3409 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 742-4309

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Spicy Miso Ramen
$12.00
Karaage Ramen
$14.00
Kaiju Eats Ramen & Izakaya on Geary Street is known for its large variety of ramen combinations. It’s not very big, but for groups of 4 or smaller it’s a great place to eat. If you’re a meat lover, Kaiju is known for giving generous portions of meat and seafood. People don’t walk away from Kaiju still hungry, but rather full and satisfied.

5. Jijime

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: Mon-Thurs: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri-Sun: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 5524 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94121 Phone: (415) 221-5353

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A Korean Asian fusion spot on Geary St, Jijime specializes in snack food as well as full entrees. Korean dishes such as Bibimbamp and Korean BBQ are offered, though many folks continue to order the ramen in particular. Prices are reasonable and reviews on their service are notably positive.

6. Ramenwell

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 8:15 PM (Closed: Mon-Tues)
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Delivery, Takeout
Address: 3378 18th St San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 589-7680

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The ramen spot in the Mission district, Ramenwell is known for its service, great atmosphere, and tasty broth. In addition to their standard ramen, Ramenwell gets rave reviews for its mushroom and vegetable ramen. Their chicken katsu is also a local favorite.

7. Coco’s Ramen

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Closed: Tues)
Open During COVID for: Takeout, Delivery
Address: 3319 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 648-7722

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Tonkotsu Ramen
$4.50
Curry Ramen
$18.00
When you visit Coco’s, you’ll find big portions and good quality at a reasonable price. Where some ramen places skimp on meat, Coco’s routinely adds generously-sized slices of pork belly or pork shoulder in their ramen. Their shoyu with black garlic and pork belly is a local favorite.

8. Izakaya Sozai

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: Tues-Thurs: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Fri-Sun: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Closed: Mon)
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 1500 Irving St San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: (415) 742-5122

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Just a few blocks from Golden Gate Park, Izakaya Sozai is the spot for ramen in the Inner Sunset. They serve lots of small plate grilled dishes, as well as bacon-wrapped mochi. Be prepared for a longer wait, but patrons agree that it is worth the wait.

9. Orenchi Beyond

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Open During COVID for: Sit-down dining, Indoor dining
Address: 174 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 431-3971

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Orenchi Ramen
$15.30
Spicy Miso Ramen
$15.00
Orenchi Beyond is a solid spot for ramen just off Market St and Valencia. Their tonkotsu ramen features a wonderfully creamy broth and tender chashu. They also have popular vegan options too.

10. Nojo Ramen Tavern

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: Tues: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Wed-Sun: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Closed: Mon)
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining
Address: 231 Franklin St San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 896-4587

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What makes Nojo Ramen Tavern unique is its emphasis on chicken broth. Their broth is flavorful and popular, and the chicken meat slides off the bone. Be prepared to wait, but once seated, their service is fast and responsive.

11. Hinodeya Ramen Bar

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 1737 Buchanan St San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 216-5011

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Jt Hinodeya Ramen
$14.00
Jt Creamy Ramen
$15.00
Hinodeya Ramen Bar is a favorite of vegetarians and those who visit Japantown. Their service is fast, and the ramen is delicious and filling. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu, including their vegan dumplings.

12. Ramen Yamadaya

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: Wed-Sun: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Closed: Mon-Tues)
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining
Address: 1728 Buchanan St San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 795-4164

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Spicy Ramen
$15.50
Yamadaya Ramen
$15.50
Portions are generous and broths are flavorful at Ramen Yamadaya in Japantown. Their pork is cooked for over 20 hours, and they serve large slices. They also have a great Japanese beer selection and a very friendly staff.

13. Waraku

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Closed: Tues)
Open During COVID for:
Address: 1638 Post St San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 292-3388

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When eating at Waraku in Japantown, you should try the Chef’s Special Black Garlic Ramen. Otherwise, the ramen is excellent and the broth is tasty and flavorful. They also offer gluten free noodles, and they are open all day (not just lunch and dinner).

14. Mensho Tokyo

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Closed: Mon)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 672 Geary St San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 800-8345

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Tori Paitan Ramen
$18.50
Vegan Tantanmen
$18.00
The ramen at Mensho Tokyo is so rich and flavorful that people complain about food coma after eating here. The broth is thicker than other places, the noodles are great, and always remember to add an egg. However, it is one of the pricier options in the city with a very long line.

15. 21 Taste House

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery,
Address: 1109 Ocean Ave San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone: (415) 205-7984

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21 Taste House is located on Ocean Ave and offers big portions at an affordable price. They have a huge menu, but be sure to try their black garlic ramen. Their beef melts in your mouth, and their vegetable ramen also receives high praise.

11. Hinodeya Ramen Bar