Partake in the Ramen Craze at Oakland's Ramen Shop
The ramen baby of three Chez Panisse alums, Ramen Shop in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood is not your average hole-in-the-wall noodle place; here, the liquor selection is from Japan, the lines snakes around the block, and each of the three selections of ramen on the menu at any time is colorful, tasty, and probably the best you’ve ever had outside of Asia.
Get anything with pork belly (and a house-made ice cream sandwich for dessert) and you won’t be disappointed.
Ramen Shop is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5 to 10:30 pm; Fridays from 5 pm to midnight; Saturdays from 4 pm to midnight; and Sundays from 4 pm to 10:30. No reservations.