During the past few years, San Francisco has undergone a ramen renaissance, as high-profile international chains have joined local favorites to raise the bar for what the city’s dedicated noodle slurpers can expect — in terms broth flavor, noodle texture, and the jiggliness of the classic pork chashu topping. And while the creamy pork tonkotsu style still reigns supreme, connoisseurs are now getting familiar with other styles: lighter, seafood-based broths and even the soupless tsukemen dipping noodles.
During the pandemic, ramen even adapted for takeout and delivery, so in addition to sitting at a counter or in a parklet, you can even get some bowls to go these days, noodles and broth separated to preserve their integrity. Here, then, are more than a dozen satisfying options for when you’re craving ramen in San Francisco.
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