You don't have to head all the way to Santa Clara anymore to slurp on tonkotsu master Yoshiyuki Maruyama's beloved noodle soups like the pork-heavy, almost buttery tonkotsu ramen, from Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture. Regulars also fill up on chicken karaage, soba noodles and vegan miso ramen. The line can get long, so reservations are recommended.
One of the few upsides to San Francisco's year-round fog is that, even at the height of Indian summer, it rarely gets too hot for ramen. Ramen joints in San Francisco and all across the Bay area are turning out delectable, carefully-constructed bowls, flavored by slow-simmered broth, piled with house-made noodles and topped by a perfect, runny egg. From modern, seasonally-inspired flavors to authentic Japanese izakayas, here are the top ramen spots around.
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