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Kirimachi Ramen, Now Bowling Over the FiDi

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


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.