From modern, seasonally-inspired flavours to traditional tastes, San Francisco has so much to offer with its wide range of fantastic noodle shops all over the city, where you can fulfill almost any craving.
KEVIN’S NOODLE HOUSE – A TASTE OF AUTHENTIC VIETNAMESE CUISINE
Located in the hubbub of the Outer Sunset’s Irving Street, Kevin’s Noodle House, also known as Pho Huynh Hiep is a staple for any pho aficionado. You will be spoilt for choice with a vast array of quality dishes such as beef rice noodle soup, fresh spring rolls… The aroma of rich spice-infused broths and speedy service will truly win over your heart. Take a seat and enjoy a delectable bow of egg noodle soup with fish cake and hearty slabs of pork belly.
|Address: 1833 Irving Street, Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA|
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm daily
THE YAMO NOODLE SHOP – EXPLORE THE BURMESE FOOD
For newcomers to Burmese cuisine, there is hardly a better introduction than Yamo, a cosy, cash-only kitchen in the middle of the vibrant Mission neighbourhood. After walking all day or drinking all night in the Mission, there is nothing better than eating a delicious bowl of noodle soup. The chewy and savoury noodles are perfectly spiced with crispy fried garlic chips and sweet soy sauce. The restaurant only fits around 10 at a time on classic diner stools, so make sure to arrive before the dinner rush at around 7 o’clock.
|Address: 3406 18th Street, Mission District, CA 94100, USA|
Opening hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm daily
To find a bowl of authentic Tokyo-style ramen, venture to the Fillmore Street to sample the incredible Iza Ramen. Tsukemen is a dipping ramen where springy noodles and juicy barbecued pork are dipped into a thicker, mouth-watering broth. A soy-marinated soft egg and seasonal vegetables on top also add a taste of uniqueness and deliciousness to this noodle dish. Additionally, an array of vegan ramen options, rice bowls, takoyaki ( fried octopus balls) and tuna poké salad are pretty great.
|Address: 237 Fillmore Street, San Francisco CA 94117|
Monday – Thursday: 5.30–10pm
Friday – Sunday: 11.30am–2pm, 5.30–10pm
If you are looking to explore the new noodle spots in San Francisco, where you do not have to wait in a long line for a piping hot and oh-so comforting bowl of noodles in a rich and layered broth, it is time to hit up Kaiju Cooks. There are many great menu options, for instance, a signature spicy Kobe beef, a tom-yum inspired seafood with a coconut-lime broth. If you are not in the mood for noodle soup, start off with an appetizer like Teriyaki Tofu, karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken), skewers, seaweed salad and sushi options.
|Address: 1650 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA|
Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 4.30 – 9.30pm
HINODEYA RAMEN BAR
If you want to get away from the bustle and hustle of Japantown’s Buchanan Street , grab a piping-hot bowl of ramen at Hinodeya Ramen Bar. Hinodeya’s ramen is packed with whole wheat noodles, chashu pork (Japanese braised pork belly), egg and red peppers in an aromatic broth made with bonito, kombu (seaweed) and scallops. Enjoy alongside appetizers such as fried yams and shishito peppers. This ramen spot is popular with the downtown lunch crowd, so snag a table in the mid-afternoon and chow down on a delicious bowl of noodle soup.
|Address: 1737 Buchanan Street, San Francisco CA 94115, USA|
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm daily