5 Favorite Ramenya’s In The Bay Area

Ronnie's Awesome List presents a guest article by Amy Kimoto-Kahnauthor of "Simply Ramen", a compilation of 70 traditional and non-traditional ramen recipes for the noodle lover, which is now available for pre-sale at AmazonBarnes & Noble and Indie Bound

Want to try ramen created by the masters? Here’s a list of my five favorite Ramenya’s to go to in the Bay Area.

Ramen Dojo, (650) 401-6568

Probably my favorite in the Bay Area. Expect lines. Specializes in spicier ramen but it is not overbearing. Tonkotsu Ramen is what I would order but they are all great. 

805 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401

Ramen Shop, (510) 788-6370

Veggie Shoyu Meyer Lemon Ramen was the best of what I’ve had. Pickle Plate was also very good.

Located: 5812 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618 

Orenchi, (408) 246-2955 

One of the best places in the Bay Area. Also expect lines.

3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Waraku, (415) 292-3388

Great for more than just ramen. Excellent karaage and potstickers.

1638 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Mensho, (415) 800-8345

This is the best ramen in the Bay Area. It just opened February 6th this year to amazing great reviews. Master Tomoharusan is a friend of mine and owns many ramenya’s in Japan. I’ve eaten his ramen in Tokyo and I know that this place will be the new go-to for ramen enthusiasts. I’d get there soon before he earns a Michelin star.

676 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Amy Kimoto-Kahn just published her first book, Simply Ramen, A Complete Course in Preparing Ramen Meals at Home now available at AmazonBarnes & Noble and Indie Bound. Amy lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is Yonsei or fourth-generation Japanese-American and a mom of three. She is a graduate of the Miyajima Ramen School in Osaka, Japan and has taught a popular series of Asian-inspired cooking classes for Williams-Sonoma. She shares her Japanese-American homestyle, kids-will-like-it-too recipes on her blog, EASY PEASY JAPANESEY. When she is not cooking, she runs a mom-focused marketing firm, Fat Duck Consulting that she founded in 2008.