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Map & Directions 1740 Buchanan
San Francisco, CA 94115
  • Japanese
  • Sun, Sat 11:30am-10:30pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Mon-Fri 5:30pm-10pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, cash
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


SF Weekly's Description

If the movie Tampopo made you hungry, the bowl of ramen that whetted your appetite in an early scene is re-created at this similarly named eatery that arrived three months after the film's local debut. Although the noodles here aren't house-made, the visual arrangement (and juxtaposition of flavors) is purely gorgeous, the pork in the chashu ramen is moist and delicious, and the broth is so tasty, you may end up slurping the last drops from the bottom of the bowl. (Choose the shiu ramen if you prefer a minimum of soy sauce.) Several side dishes are offered; resist them.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Ola A. on 03/24/10

    Try the karamiso chasu ramen.

  • Lily on 10/26/09

    Go to Tanpopo for their spicy ramen. Be prepared for sweaty goodness.

  • James Y. on 03/28/09

    Get the pork chasu ramen, very satisfying and filling.

  • Ron G. on 10/09/10

    Come before karaoke. Be loud. Order confusedly. They will understand.

  • Jane J. on 08/03/11

    Notched spoons that don't fall into the bowl. Brilliant!

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