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The 9 Best Ramen Places in Japantown, San Francisco

Updated: March 5, 2021

Figuring out which ones are Japantown’s best restaurants has never been easier. To get you the definitive list of the top restaurants, we reviewed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours in one place, and make your decision easier than ever.

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Marufuku Ramen SF

Japanese
San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Nojo Ramen Tavern

Japanese · $18 avg. price for 1 bowl ramen
San Francisco, Van Ness - Civic Center
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Iza Ramen Lower Haight

Asian
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Hinodeya Ramen Bar

Japanese · $15 avg. price for 1 bowl ramen
San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Ramen Yamadaya

Asian
San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Namu Stonepot

Korean · $12 avg. price for 1 bowl ramen
San Francisco, North Panhandle
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Mangrove Kitchen

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

Umai Ramen House

Japanese
San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Jika Ramen

Asian
San Francisco, Pacific Heights
Google: 3.7
Yelp: 3.0

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 31320 San Francisco restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 San Francisco restaurant reviews, and 1904 lists and articles – looking closely at what SFist, Zagat and TimeOut had to say – and applied our Feastfox magic. For example, we considered SFist - The 9 Best Ramen Shops In San Francisco (And One In Oakland), Zagat - 8 Must-Try Ramen Spots in the Bay Area and TimeOut - The best ramen shops in San Francisco 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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