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Ken Ken Ramen

Ken Ken Ramen

Ramen Restaurant$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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  • SFist
    SFistDecember 5, 2014
    The steaming vegan miso ramen served in generous bowls is the ultimate comfort food: it’s salty, rich, and comes loaded with perfectly seasoned vegetables. Make sure to give that a shot! Read more
  • Irina I.
    Irina Issakova3 weeks ago
    Black garlic is not as good as it sounds. I got the Miso ramen and it was very good. The pork was delicious and rich. The soft boiled egg was also delicious. The broth was too salty.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BiegaAugust 2, 2013
    They serve curry at lunch and ramen for dinner. I had the vegetable curry today because they had run out of pork by 1:30. They use ramen broth as the base for the curry. Amazing food and service!
  • Lisa D.
    Lisa DinoMay 28
    Best ramen in SF so far! The broth is rich and full of flavour. They use the correct noodles!!! (In my opinion only thinner noodles is how ramen should be made) and go to the restroom ;)
  • Chloe L.
    Chloe Lucas-WalshNovember 8, 2015
    This place is so good. The Tonkotsu ramen served on Tuesday is the best I have ever had. Really great vibe. Servers and really friendly! Fried tofu and the karrage is SO good too!
  • Sarah O.
    Sarah OSeptember 30, 2014
    I especially love coming here because they have karaage. Ask for the "ramen of the day". I like to get an extra egg when I am feeling dangerous.
  • jonathan g.
    jonathan gettingerMay 28, 2014
    The steaming vegan miso ramen served in generous bowls at Ken Ken Ramen is the ultimate comfort food: it’s salty, rich, and comes loaded with perfectly seasoned vegetables.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CApril 22, 2014
    Get a bottle of sake and the spicy ramen, be sure your ramen comes with an egg. They cook their eggs to perfection, with melt in your mouth toke but solid outside.
  • Tim H.
    Tim HainesDecember 17, 2015
    The shoyu tonkatsu ramen changed my life. Beware, the special pork bone broth is only available Tuesday's and Wednesday's.
  • Kevin ⚡.
    Kevin ⚡ LiuAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Add extra veggies to your ramen to get greens, bean sprouts, and a nice slice of roasted kabocha squash. You can eat the skin on the squash!
  • Taka T.
    Taka TAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Shoyu-Tonkotsu ramen on Tuesday and Wednesday are totally legit. One of the best in the Bay. The Flavors on the other days can improve.
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The special tan tan men ramen (chili pork mince & miso broth) is worth coming very early for on Wed-Sun. Usually sells out by 7:30pm.
  • Holger L.
    Holger LuedorfApril 5, 2013
    Miso Ramen is rich. Double eggs is a must. The homage pickles are awesome, too.
  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy HookerAugust 7, 2014
    The first restaurant quality ramen I had was from here, and their soft boiled eggs blew my mind. The eggs, good god, so great.
  • timoni w.
    timoni westApril 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Freaking amazing jaja men. If it's available as a special, grab it. The tonkotsu is best for those who prefer milder flavors.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰April 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the karaage! Miso soup base! Pork is charred on top with a torch before placed on your homemade noodles with flour from Hokkaido!
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    Try the Kaedama (Extra Noodles) - So glad they offer this! I love having the noodles on the side for a #tsukemen type experience!
  • m d.
    m dNovember 20, 2015
    Try Yuzu-shio! Which is kind of popular flavor in Japan. It is nice that I can have it here in sf.
  • Kris C.
    Kris ConcepcionMarch 20, 2015
    Get here on tonkatsu ramen Tuesday's and Wednesday's. You will not regret it.
  • Maja P.
    Maja PetkovicNovember 28, 2014
    Ramen, ramen, ramen..my favourite is classical sushi ramen. There is usually a waiting list, but is it worth it.
  • Pranay S.
    Pranay SethiSeptember 6, 2015
    This place is beautiful and cozy, with friendly staff. If only the Ramen was as good. I have had better miso broth in the city. The pork is stewed and not braised. Disappointed.
  • Tom C.
    Tom CardenOctober 5, 2012
    Tonkatsu Wednesday is not veggie friendly and it's very rich! Delicious too, but other days may be better for delicate palettes.
  • jeremie g.
    Good beer while waiting at the bar, delicious ramen and felt in love with all the waitresses. Can't complain.
  • annie l.
    annie linOctober 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the classic. Don't mess with the spicy ramen -- it's spicier than enjoyable and not quite as special
  • Christine W.
    Christine WuNovember 27, 2014
    Got their Yuzu ramen! Fresh and light--would definitely go back!
  • Kidhack
    KidhackApril 16
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a side of extra veggies for your ramen to split with a friend cause they give you tons.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰November 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Wednesdays are special ton katsu days. No karaage appetizer and only the ton katsu and veggie ramen options
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren ShermanAugust 24, 2015
    The fried chicken and miso ramen are incredible. Black garlic tasted like a garlic gummy bear.
  • Derek .
    Derek 🐐🐙February 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent noodles and toppings. Super nice staff and atmosphere. I'll be back for tonkotsu!
  • James T.
    James TAugust 20, 2014
    You have to try the two-week slow roasted black garlic appetizer. It can be a little polarizing.
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SyMarch 11, 2013
    Try the salmon shioyaki brunch ! And dont forget boba guys and their fantastic horchata boba
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GoodmanJune 6, 2013
    The best bathroom in SF. I know this sounds weird... But don't knock it til you try it.
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaJuly 29, 2015
    Try the miso veggie ramen with thick slices of kabocha. Check out the bathroom before you leave.
  • Kendal C.
    Had the pork curry for lunch. Tasty and hearty. Place was small,crowded but service was steady.
  • Asha J.
    Asha JSeptember 17, 2014
    Such a tasty place to eat. The eggs are so good. Would definitely recommend this place.
  • Sarah
    SarahApril 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best ramen places in SF. The special ramen is delicious.
  • Will C.
    Will CharczukMarch 8, 2015
    Had the "Tantan" spicey pork ramen and it was awesome. Bathroom is a trip.
  • Mortiche W.
    Mortiche WongAugust 13, 2014
    Miso ramen with extra pork (for the baby!), arranged like a flower in my bowl.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyAugust 7, 2014
    Eat all the Ramen. Stand in line 5 minutes before they open for the quickest and best service.
  • Bodil Jane
    Bodil JaneJuly 30
    Delicious miso ramen and cool jungle toilet! Loved the elderflower+cucumber cocktail.
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuMarch 14, 2014
    Great ramen! The decor is also very fun esp the "jungle" bathroom.
  • Debbie
    DebbieSeptember 13, 2012
    Tonkotsu was tasty. Ramen noodles were interesting. LOVED the egg- it was perfectly cooked.
  • Nancy W.
    Nancy WuDecember 2, 2011
    Get the shio ramen, def worth it, though I like my broth a bit less salty. homemade gyoza was okay, but a bit overrated. Boba consistency was good but too sweet, ask them to make it less sweet:)
  • Tiffany H.
    Tiffany HoSeptember 2, 2013
    Best chicken karage in town. But skip on the ramen here- it's waaaay too salty. Apparently it was better when they were just a pop up restaurant.
  • annie l.
    annie linFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Strategy for busy nights: put your name on list, check to see if gracias madre has a wait, and if so, come back just in time for dinner
  • annie l.
    annie linJune 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Put your name on the list. Put your name on the gracias madre list. Let the chips fall where they may
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinJanuary 2, 2014
    Kirin, ramen (double egg!), and fried chicken. Check out the bathroom.
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AptekarAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Their veggie ramen is wonderful, but the egg is spectacular!
  • Rodrigo D.
    Rodrigo DaviesAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place - Asahi black and shoyu ramen are the best
  • Kidhack
    KidhackApril 16
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want spicy, rich, and damn tasty, get the tan tan noodles.
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