The Best Ramen in San Francisco

As one of the most scenic places in the country, San Francisco blends culture, charm, art, and music with world-class restaurants. San Francisco has one of the best culinary scenes in the country and, while they offer everything from sushi and tacos to amazing ethnic cuisine, sometimes you just crave a simmering bowl of ramen. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out for ramen in San Francisco? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. When in the mood for a hot bowl of noodles, book a table from this list of the best ramen in San Francisco.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:State Bird Provisions, Pabu Izakaya San Francisco, ANZU
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Californian, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Western Addition, Financial District / Embarcadero, Downtown / Union Square
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

State Bird Provisions

$$$$·Californian·
Western Addition
1,926 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

State Bird Provisions is an adventurous, inventive, delicious restaurant which started out as a recipe for serving quail, the California state bird. They specialize in fine dining dim-sum style, where...

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Californian in San Francisco Bay Area
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Pabu Izakaya San Francisco

$$$$·Japanese·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,213 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries

PABU is a casual elegant Japanese restaurant located in San Francisco’s Financial District / Embarcadero neighborhood. Chef Ken Tominaga heads up the kitchen here and offers a modern take on the tradi...

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Special Occasion in San Francisco

ANZU

$$$$·Californian·
Downtown / Union Square
2,381 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date

ANZU is a vibrant dining spot serving contemporary Japanese cuisine in the Downtown / Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco. They are open for breakfast, lunch, brunch, happy hour and dinner and ...

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Ozumo - San Francisco

$$$$·Japanese·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,998 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating

Ozumo Santana Row is a Japanese restaurant located in the Financial District / Embarcadero neighborhood. It has a serene, elegant, Zen-garden feeling to it, inspired by traditional Japanese aesthetics...

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Japanese in San Francisco

Morimoto - Napa

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
6,904 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Morimoto never fails to put together an elegant atmosphere, amazing service, and a fantastic menu. This Napa Valley restaurant is no exception. He infuses traditional dishes with Western ingredients a...

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Most Booked in Wine Country
312 people mentioned the Omakase
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Benihana - San Francisco, CA

$$$$·Japanese·
Japantown
2,289 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Group Bookings
  • Child-Friendly

Benihana is a casual Japanese restaurant that has been a beloved dining spot all over American for years. They offer a dining experience unlike any other where guests sit at communal tables with a per...

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Child-Friendly in San Francisco
29 people mentioned the Fried Rice

Hana Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Rohnert Park
1,020 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

Hana is an elegant Japanese restaurant located in Sonoma County, perfect for folks on the wine trail who want to stop for a delicious meal. The restaurant prides itself in offering a vast selection of...

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Best Overall in San Francisco Bay Area
27 people mentioned the Fresh Fish
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I Privé - Sushi Sake Spirits

$$$$·Sushi·
Burlingame
155 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

Executive Chef and Owner Stanley Chen has been working in the restaurant business since 1982. After perfecting his techniques for so long, he has created an amazing omakase menu here with the greatest...

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4 people mentioned the Edamame
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Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal

$$$$·Japanese·
Burlingame
682 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion

Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal is in Burlingame, on the Peninsula and is an awesome place for foodies to stop for dinner. They have a cheerful staff, delicious menu and a welcoming environment. It is a s...

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Late-Night Find in San Francisco Bay Area
71 people mentioned the Ramen

Bushido

$$$$·Japanese·
Mountain View
501 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • People Watching
  • Vegan

Bushido Izakaya is often called the best Japanese restaurant in Silicon Valley and also has some of the best ramen in San Francisco! The ambiance is lively and festive, modeled after the traditional J...

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Hot Spot in San Francisco Bay Area
34 people mentioned the Okonomiyaki

Akemi Berkeley

$$$$·Japanese·
Berkeley
369 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for Birthdays

Akemi is the latest incarnation of the restaurant Miyuki in North Berkeley and features a revamped interior and exterior. The new vibe is chic and modern feeling and it’s a lovely atmosphere with an u...

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20 people mentioned the Ramen

Gyu-Kaku - San Mateo, CA

$$$$·Japanese·
San Mateo
609 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Birthdays

Gyu-Kaku is a Japanese BBQ restaurant concept brought to you from Japan. The literal translation of the work means grilled meat, and here they serve a variety of meats and vegetables including beef, c...

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13 people mentioned the Gyu Kaku

Sushi Kosho

$$$$·Sushi·
Sebastopol
229 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch

Sushi Kosho, located in Sebastopol in wine country, is a modern Japanese and sushi restaurant with a progressive focus on food, local ingredients and sustainability. They use local purveyors for fresh...

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9 people mentioned the Miso Soup