Two Bay Area ramen spots rank in Yelp’s top 10 best in California


(KRON) — National Ramen Day is this Thursday, April 4. In honor of the occasion, Yelp released its top 100 ramen spots in California, and the Bay Area was represented well on the list.

Although the top spot went to Susuru Ramen Bar in Los Angeles, Ramen Hajime in Santa Clara ranked third-best out of 100 spots on Yelp’s list. San Francisco’s Taishoken San Francisco ranked seventh on the list as the other Bay Area ramen spot in the top 10.

Yelp: Top 100 Ramen Spots in California*

  • No. 3: Ramen Hajime (Santa Clara)
  • No. 7: Taishoken San Francisco (San Francisco)
  • No. 11: Noodle in a Haystack (San Francisco)
  • No. 21: Ramen Nagi (Palo Alto)
  • No. 23: Marufuku Ramen (Oakland)

San Franciscans love to review ramen spots as the city is second behind Los Angeles with the “most Yelp users (nationwide) who have earned a Recognition badge for their reviews in the ramen category.”

Other Bay Area ramen places to crack the top 100: Berkeley’s Masa Ramen Bistro (No. 26), Oakland’s Mensho (No. 38), Campbell’s Hinodeya Ramen Bar (No. 41), San Mateo’s Kajiken (No. 42), San Jose’s Kensho Social (No. 45), Fairfield’s Totto Ramen & Sushi Bar (No. 58), San Francisco’s Ushi Taro Ramen (No. 60), Healdsburg’s The Taste of Tea (No. 63), San Francisco’s Chome (No. 70), Livermore’s Kiseki (No. 71), Pittsburg’s RamenTeaCa (No. 72), San Leandro’s Aoi Teriyaki & Ramen (No. 74), San Francisco’s Torraku Ramen — Lombard (No. 86), Santa Barbara’s Santa Barbara Craft Ramen (No. 88), San Mateo’s Totoro Ramen (No. 89), Oakland’s Shinmai (No. 93), Martinez’s Kyoto Ramen Hawaiian BBQ (No. 95) and San Francisco’s Nojo Ramen Tavern (No. 99).

All businesses listed are open as of March 1, Yelp said. The full list can be viewed on Yelp’s website.

*Only Bay Area spots listed below


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