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Jikasei Mensho

$$$$

1355 Market St, San Francisco
Earn 3X Points

You can now get your hands on Mensho Tokyo’s top-notch ramen without waiting in the infamous lines at the Tenderloin location. The new counter-service outpost in the Twitter building is designed for takeout. Everything arrives in separate to-go containers unless you eat at one the few seats at the bar, or you can find a table inside The Market. What makes this casual ramen place a destination worth seeking out is the miso and chicken based broth and housemade noodles. The square noodles are thick and cooked to perfection, and one sip of the rich soup is all it will take to feel soul-curing effects. You have four options: Toripaitan (in original broth or spicy), the G.K.O. that gets its dark color from black garlic oil and charcoal, and a vegan version with local seasonal vegetables. We gravitate toward the spicy Toripaitan, a well-balanced, start-to-finish parade of spices and umami.

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