HOURS

LUNCH  Monday-Friday 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

DINNER  Monday-Thursday 5:00 PM-11:00 PM  //  Friday 5:00 PM-12:00 AM

WEEKEND  Saturday 11:00 AM-12:00 AM  //  Sunday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM

OUR SECRET TO GREAT RAMEN

Making great-tasting, authentic ramen is an art that requires passion. This means combining classic Japanese traditions with a new, chef-driven approach to serving comfort food. Here at Rakiraki, we use only the best ingredients to create the distinct flavors served in every bowl. Our premium ramen begins with quality ingredients combined to create the perfect broth including the very water we use to tie all of the flavors together. We only use pure alkalized Kangen water keeping the broth pure and prevents unwanted acidity and chemicals to form within the flavor profile resulting in a subtle and natural sweetness. The alkaline water combined with natural ingredients of over 20 herbs, spices, and organic bases imported from Japan, boils in a consistent, low heat for 21 hours. This perfectly complements and balances all ingredients to form the signature flavor of our broth, achieved only after this time passes.

While most ramen houses continue to simmer their broth to be able to serve hot bowls quickly, we choose to cool our broth to room temperature for an additional seven hours. This prevents the ingredients from separating and creating inconsistencies with flavor that happens if the broth continues to simmer. When your ramen order is received, we, again, slowly simmer your broth to the prime temperature of 96į to 99į to return it to its optimal flavor. We then coordinate our custom craft noodles to boil for exactly 46 seconds to create its traditional, al dente texture. As we combine all elements to your individual bowl, we continue to infuse additional flavors, flame-blistering toppings Ďaburií style seconds before your ramen is ready to enjoy. The aburi technique brings out the unique flavors of each ingredient, creating a sophisticated blend that is truly unparalleled. While this process does, in fact, take time to prepare, itís important to us that each bowl is made-to-order to ensure that we are serving the best quality ramen without compromising our flavors, ingredients or processes.

The ingredients and techniques we use originate from years of mastering the craft of ramen making learned through culinary travels and apprenticeship under three of Japanís most notable ramen chefs. By using quality ingredients such as hormone-free chicken, alkaline water, and organic and locally sourced fresh produce when possible, we are able to serve dishes that communicate with your taste buds. We prepare your ramen in our open kitchen where we have nothing to hide in our learned process of making the perfect bowl of ramen. With this acquired knowledge, we're happy and excited to share the flavors of Rakiraki ramen and its secrets to you. Enjoy!

THE BUZZ

  ZAGAT 2014

THE HOTTEST RESTAURANTS IN SAN DIEGO

Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen was chosen as one of the 10 Hottest Restaurants in San Diego by Zagat for the second consecutive year. Check it our to see why we're HOT!

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  ZAGAT 2014

THE 10 BEST THINGS WE ATE THIS YEAR (SO FAR) IN SAN DIEGO

Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen's delicious Chicken Kaarage was chosen as one of the best things eaten by Zagat this year. Check it out to see why they love it!

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  EATER NATIONAL

THE 19 HOTTEST RAMEN SHOPS ACROSS AMERICA RIGHT NOW

Rakiraki was chosen as #1 in California and #15 in the nation as one of the 19 Hottest Ramen Shops Across America by Eater National.

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  SOCAL RESTAURANT SHOW

SHOW 79 7/12/14: ANITA LAU, THE MADE HUNGRY WOMAN BLOGGER

Legendary food blogger, Anita Lau, also known as The Mad Hungry Woman, profiles San Diego restaurant favorite, Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen, on the SoCal Restaurant Show radio program on AM 830.

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  SAN DIEGO 6 NEWS

RAKIRAKI'S CALIFORNIA RAMEN BURGER ON SAN DIEGO 6 NEWS 9/10/13

Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen owner and chef Junya Watanabe debuts the California Ramen Burger on San Diego 6's "Wake Up San Diego" with Kimi Evans and Lynda Martin.

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