The fried hen-of-the-woods mushrooms are crunchy and chewy and one of our favorite appetizers, but that’s only one small reason to head to this ramen shop on Cortland Ave. They also have a solid by-the-glass sake list, and the smokey tonkatsu ramen comes with pork belly that crunches so loud when you eat it that we imagine the families passing by outside can hear us.
More spots in Bernal HeightsSee more
We appreciate the oven engineering at PizzaHacker, but the pizza they turn out is just solid.
More Japanese spotsSee more
OMA San Francisco Station
Oma San Francisco Station in the Japan Center is an affordable entry into omakase.
This kissaten-style cafe in North Beach is one of our go-to spots for an excellent midweek lunch.
Cha-Ya Vegetarian Japanese Restaurant
Stop by Cha-Ya in the Mission for vegetarian Japanese small plates when you’re around Dolores Park.
Suggested by our writers
Nojo is a great example of our favorite type of restaurant: excellent food and easy to get into.
El Rio in Bernal Heights is one of our old reliables - especially with it’s excellent outdoor space.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more