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The 6 Best Ramen Places Near Japantown, San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Raving about Ramen? Us too! and these are the best Ramen bars in Japantown for your next tonkatsu fix. We scoured top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best ramen in Japantown. Take in the broth filled with noodles and the most delicious Japanese toppings at the restaurants below.

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Marufuku Ramen SF

Asian, $$, Lower Pacific HeightsAsian, $$San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

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Nojo Ramen Tavern

Japanese, $$, Van Ness - Civic CenterJapanese, $$San Francisco, Van Ness - Civic Center
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

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Iza Ramen Lower Haight

Asian, $$, Hayes ValleyAsian, $$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

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Hinodeya Ramen Bar

Japanese, $$, Lower Pacific HeightsJapanese, $$San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

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Ramen Yamadaya

Asian, $$, Lower Pacific HeightsAsian, $$San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • SFist

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Mangrove Kitchen

Thai, $$, Hayes ValleyThai, $$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We analyzed 28808 San Francisco restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 San Francisco restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what SFist, Eater and Thrillist had to say – and applied our boam magic. For example, we considered SFist - The 9 Best Ramen Shops In San Francisco (And One In Oakland), Eater - The Essential Ramen of San Francisco and Thrillist - The Definitive Guide To San Francisco's Best Ramen as we sourced this ultimate list. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

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