Ken Ken Ramen

Yes We Ken

Ramen and Sake in the Mission


In light of the festivities this week and next—and for the next five weeks after that—you’re going to
need a little help.

Or, at the very least, a time-honored, secret Japanese hangover remedy.

Okay, it’s just ramen.

Still, steady access is key.

Welcome Ken Ken Ramen, your new permanent ramen outpost for steaming bowls of Japan’s national
cure-all, opening Sunday on 18th Street.

You may have seen these guys popping up around the Mission and building up a little cult following (you have
the slow-cooked egg in the double cha-shu miso ramen to thank for that). But now, you’ll be able to duck
into this rustic den on the regular and order up sake-fueled hair of the dog.

As with their former pop-up, you’ll look out for the hanging red lantern out front and head inside. Make
your way toward the main bar marked by a big sake barrel under a thatched roof awning—and keep

Instead, you’ll want to take over two spots at the ramen bar overlooking the kitchen, where you’ll sit
sushi-bar-style and watch them prepare your soup. The menu covers both sides of the spectrum—from the
slow-cooked Holy Grail of ramen, the tonkotsu, made with pork super-broth, to a completely vegan option made
with Japanese yams.

We’ll take a wild guess as to your side.


Ken Ken Ramen
3378 18th St
(at Mission)
San Francisco, CA 94110


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