Oodles of noodles: 7 ramen shops near BART

Ramen’s history is a bit cloudy — kind of like a steamy bowl of tonkotsu — and while others debate its origin (China or Japan), I think we can all agree that enjoying those chewy noodles in a bowl of savory and satisfying broth has almost become a rite of passage for Bay Area diners. It’s cold out, so consider heading over to one of our BARTable picks and nourish your stomach — and your soul.

Ramen Shop

One of the owners of this popular four-year-old ramen spot is an alum of Chez Panisse so it’s a given that ingredients are hyper fresh. 

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Ramen Shop

Rockridge (Oakland)
Ushio Ramen

The proximity of this new ramen spot to BART makes it super convenient to stop in before heading home from work (or a night out). 

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Ushio Ramen

16th St. Mission (SF)
Shiba Ramen

The ambitious couple behind Shiba Ramen, located steps from Oakland’s City Hall, opened this location in early 2017, not long after it opened its space in the Emeryville Public Market. 

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Shiba Ramen

12th St. Oakland City Center
Ramen Hiroshi

Fairly traditional ramen is served at this small, but busy restaurant, near shops and other downtown activities. 

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Ramen Hiroshi

Walnut Creek
Ippudo Ramen

Global ramen brand Ippudo landed in downtown Berkeley a few months ago and the buzz hasn’t died down yet. 

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Ippudo Ramen

Downtown Berkeley
Nojo Ramen Tavern

Chicken-based ramen is Nojo’s specialty, and broth options include soy, tomato and spicy.

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Nojo Ramen Tavern

Civic Center/UN Plaza (SF)
Mensho Tokyo

Famed Tokyo ramen house, Mensho Tokyo, opened its first ramen restaurant outside of Tokyo in San Francisco in 2016. 

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Mensho Tokyo

Powell St. (SF)

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