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Kirimachi Ramen, Now Bowling Over the FiDi

The North Beach ramen smash has been resurrected at Three Embarcadero Center.

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After shutting down its North Beach outpost last September, Kirimachi Ramen has risen from the ashes with the debut of a new home at Three Embarcadero Center, in the former Pho Hoa space. It's the third in a spate of ramen shops to debut this month, alongside the Mission's Orenchi Beyond and Hapa Ramen; the FiDi also has another newish noodle spot in Michael Mina's Ramen Bar, which debuted back in the summer.

Owned by a husband-and-wife team, Leo Gondoputro and Febry Arnold, the shop revolves around a trio of classics: tonkotsu, shoyu, and miso ramen, the latter of which is also available in a vegetarian version. Their popular tsukemen, or dipping ramen, has also made the jump to the new home. Gondoputro has even ordered a noodle machine, and hopes to begin making his own noodles early next year, once he tweaks the recipe.

The new Kirimachi also features a number of non-ramen specials, including rice bowls, uni risotto, chicken karaage, and tuna poke. Happy hour (2:30-5 pm) features edamame, seaweed salad, and a discounted $10 ramen. The space is simple but cute, with communal tables and murals of pigs eating ramen against an SF-themed background. Hours are weekdays, 10:30 am-9 pm.