The Best Ramen in San Francisco

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:August (1) Five, State Bird Provisions, PABU - San Francisco
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Indian, Californian, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, Western Addition, Financial District / Embarcadero
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August (1) Five

$$$$·Indian·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
1,263 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
August (1) Five is a modern Indian restaurant named after the date India gained independence from Britain. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood, it is Read more
88% recommended
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State Bird Provisions

$$$$·Californian·
Western Addition
1,586 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
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 Read more
93% recommended
Californian in San Francisco Bay Area
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PABU - San Francisco

$$$$·Japanese·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,091 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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 modeRead more
94% recommended
Japanese in San Francisco
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Miminashi

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
366 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
Miminashi is a Japanese restaurant located in a distinctive and minimalist space in downtown Napa. The menu puts a Californian spin on traditional izakaya fare and locals fill up tRead more
88% recommended
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3rd Cousin

$$$$·Californian·
Bernal Heights
539 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Cozy, intimate and romantic, 3rd Cousin is a perfect restaurant for a date or small gathering with friends. Chef Greg Lutes has created a unique, innovative dining spot in the BernRead more
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ANZU

$$$$·Californian·
Downtown / Union Square
2,317 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
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 Read more
84% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in San Francisco Bay Area
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Ozumo - San Francisco

$$$$·Japanese·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,635 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
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 traditionalRead more
81% recommended
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Salt House

$$$$·Contemporary American·
SOMA
2,621 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Salt House is a local favorite in the city and the prime South of Market location caters to a boisterous lunchtime crowd and a fun and friendly crowd after work. The restaurant sitRead more
86% recommended
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Roadhouse 29

$$$$·American·
St. Helena
150 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
Roadhouse 29 is a family-friendly, casual American restaurant located in St. Helena. It’s a perfect place to stop for those out touring wine country and in need of a delicious mealRead more
100% recommended
Kid Friendly in Wine Country
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Morimoto - Napa

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
6,034 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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 WRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in Wine Country
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Benihana - San Francisco

$$$$·Japanese·
Japantown
2,077 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
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 communRead more
Kid Friendly in San Francisco
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Hana Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Rohnert Park
946 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
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 offeringRead more
95% recommended
Japanese in San Francisco Bay Area
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I Privé - Sushi Sake Spirits

$$$$·Sushi·
Burlingame
155 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
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 heRead more
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Zen Sushi Bistro

$$$$·Japanese·
California
304 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
Zen Sushi Bistro in Millbrae is a refreshingly cool restaurant that provides a casual dining experience in a hip and friendly environment. Sano, the head chef, offers a varied menuRead more
88% recommended
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Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal

$$$$·Japanese·
Burlingame
595 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Late-night Find
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 enRead more
95% recommended
Late Night Find in Peninsula
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Bushido

$$$$·Japanese·
Mountain View
460 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Authentic
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 aftRead more
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Akemi

$$$$·Japanese·
Berkeley
329 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
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 Read more
92% recommended
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Ozumo - San Jose

$$$$·Japanese·
San Jose
161 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
Ozumo Santana Row is a Japanese restaurant located in Silicon Valley, right in the heart of San Jose. It’s a more casual spot with a different menu than it’s sister restaurant in SRead more
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Gyu-Kaku - San Mateo, CA

$$$$·Japanese·
San Mateo
550 reviews
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
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 vegetablRead more
95% recommended
Good for Groups in Peninsula
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Sushi Kosho

$$$$·Sushi·
Sebastopol
146 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
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 localRead more
83% recommended
Sushi in San Francisco Bay Area
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