Sobo Ramen

3.5
Based on 999 Yelp Reviews
5.0
Based on 5 Reviews
988 Franklin Street, Suite 186, Oakland Chinatown, Oakland, California 94607, USA
Sobo Ramen
3.5
Based on 999 Yelp Reviews
5.0
Based on 5 Reviews

Sobo Ramen

988 Franklin Street, Suite 186, Oakland Chinatown, Oakland, California 94607, USA

About

SOBO Ramen - is the first Japanese inspired Ramen shop brought to the East Bay in 2012.
Pop-Up Bar open late night on Friday and Saturday -- 9pm- midnight

To us, ramen is not only a bowl of comfort food; it contains the spirit of the farmers, ranchers, chef and origins of its beginnings. Food connects us with people locally and globally, while comforting each other through community, conversation, and nourishment. It brings us great gratification that we are able to serve you something we love.

Sobo Ramen is a Fusion (Japanese-Inspired) ramen shop. We are very proud that our ingredients are sourced from our local farmers; Our organic bones are from Llano Seco in Chico. The pork from Coleman Natural. The chicken and bones are from Petaluma Poultry in Petaluma. Our organic produces are from Avila's Farms in Hollister. The egg is cage free organic, from GV Poultry in Ripon. Every ingredient is uniquely paired with each soup. Sobo Ramen also currently offers a vegan and a gluten free ramen, we have something for everyone.

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Cuisines Served

  • Japanese
  • Ramen
  • Gluten-Free Options
  • Vegan Options
  • Vegetarian Options

Features

  • Take Out
  • Delivery
  • Takes Reservations
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Beer & Wine
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Waitperson Table Service
  • Private Dining/Banquet Room
  • Kid-Friendly

Reviews

3.5
Based on 999 Yelp Reviews
5.0
Based on 5 Reviews
M.T.
October 22, 2017
Delish!
The first ramen I tasted was delish, tonkotsu black garlic ramen! Portion size was good, although a bit pricey. This place is in Chinatown and very busy during weekday lunch hours. I have gone back several times and food is consistent, and service always great.
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Jean-Karlo Torres
June 5, 2015
MY FAVORITE IN THE EAST BAY
Sobo is simply delicious! I have a weakness for their Spicy Black Tonkotsu but never hesitate to switch it up as all of their food has been amazing. I recently when to Japan and Sobo does their ramen right. I have great chats with the staff and despite how busy they are, I never have to wait to long to get a seat. I highly recommend Sobo and have convinced many of my friends to cross the bridge from San Francisco to get a taste of the best!
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Allison
May 27, 2015
Always awesome
Since moving to the Bay from LA, I had been desperate to find a quality ramen joint, and Sobo is it. They have a great menu with tons of yummy add-ons (quail egg and kale!!), amazing vegan selections (I'm not even vegan and I love their coconut broth ramen!), and friendly service. Due to their general amazingness, sometimes it can be a bit of a wait, but it's so, so worth it!
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Hours

Closed Now
Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm / 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm / 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm / 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm / 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm / 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm / 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm / 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Parking

  • Bike
  • Street
  • Garage

Location

988 Franklin Street, Suite 186, Oakland Chinatown, Oakland, California 94607, USA
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Serving:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
3.5
Based on 999 Yelp Reviews
5.0
Based on 5 Reviews
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M.T.
October 22, 2017
Delish!
The first ramen I tasted was delish, tonkotsu black garlic ramen! Portion size was good, although a bit pricey. This place is in Chinatown and very busy during weekday lunch hours. I have gone back several times and food is consistent, and service always great.
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Jean-Karlo Torres
June 5, 2015
MY FAVORITE IN THE EAST BAY
Sobo is simply delicious! I have a weakness for their Spicy Black Tonkotsu but never hesitate to switch it up as all of their food has been amazing. I recently when to Japan and Sobo does their ramen right. I have great chats with the staff and despite how busy they are, I never have to wait to long to get a seat. I highly recommend Sobo and have convinced many of my friends to cross the bridge from San Francisco to get a taste of the best!
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Allison
May 27, 2015
Always awesome
Since moving to the Bay from LA, I had been desperate to find a quality ramen joint, and Sobo is it. They have a great menu with tons of yummy add-ons (quail egg and kale!!), amazing vegan selections (I'm not even vegan and I love their coconut broth ramen!), and friendly service. Due to their general amazingness, sometimes it can be a bit of a wait, but it's so, so worth it!
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Wren
May 26, 2015
Best Ramen in the area
While ramen restaurants are popping up all over the place, Sobo Ramen continues to be my absolute favorite. Excellent food for the vegans and omnivores alike, beautiful and simple interior, friendly and attentive staff, and reasonable prices. So glad to have discovered the place!
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SH
February 9, 2015
THE BEST
Sobo is THE best place to eat in Downtown Oakland Chinatown. Super friendly staff, a great place for groups or a date, lots of diverse clientele including ALL THE HOT QUEERS, and delicious food. They're always busy these days because they're really that good, but once you sit down, they're pretty fast! If you have to wait for a table, it's worth it :)
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