I’ve always been picky about ramen. I grew up in San Mateo, which arguably houses some of the best ramen in the Bay Area. Coupled with my Japan trip last year, I take the dish seriously and often find myself disappointed with the selection in San Francisco. That is, until I ate at Mensho Tokyo.
Newly opened as of Saturday, I had the opportunity to preview the restaurant a day early and try some of their unique ramen offerings. Coming straight from Japan, this is chef-owner Tomoharu Shono’s first American outpost – smack in the Tenderloin (and conveniently next to Rye bar so you can grab a couple drinks as you wait for the soon-to-begin long lines).