BART Station:Rockridge (Oakland)
Walk Time:3 minutes
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. Care and detail are also exemplified in the assortment of California-driven toppings. Noodles are made in-house, and appetizers, rice dishes, and desserts are just as creative as the ramen. We’re talking ramen bowls like Yuzu Duck Shoyu Ramen with smoked breast, braised leg, cardoons, shoyu marinated egg, leeks and mizuna. If you don’t like lines, go during off hours.