Ramen! My girlfriend had recently treated me out to some ramen at Waraku in San Francisco Japantown. My favorite is the Tonkotsu Ramen and is the dish that decides whether I would like to visit the restaurant a second time. Being in Japantown, there is no shortage of Ramen, but which ramen shop provides the atmosphere, the service, and the best combo of broth and noodles? Waraku!
You'll immediately notice the giant glass walls at the front of the restaurant, giving you an easy look inside to the artistic decoration, the food, and how busy it may be. Reviewing the menu, I was shocked to see how competitive the prices were compared to other ramen shops across the street - completely unexpected from what you would assume from such a fancy restaurant.
I initially wanted to get the Tonkotsu for $12, but for a few extra bucks from just the regular Tonkotsu, you can order a Deluxe Tonkotsu which is just a whole lot of extra fixings and more meat - oh and the broth is made for a solid 16 hours before serving!. I also ordered the Karage (fried chicken), Agedashi (chilled tofu), and Takoyaki (octopus).
Tonkotsu and Karage have always been the winning combo for me, but since it was our first time there, we decided to check out our other two favorites, Hiyayakko and Takoyaki. All of which were beautifully presented and just as delicious as it looks. I would definitely return again.