Score Ramen And More At The Mission's New 'Ushio Ramen'

A new destination for Japanese food has opened in the Mission. Called Ushio Ramen, the newcomer is located at 3128 16th St. (at Valencia St.).

This new spot, located in the former Katea space which we reported closed earlier this year, specializes in ramen, traditional dishes and sides with modern culinary twists. 

Owner Kate also operates Four Seasons Hot Pot in Daly City, as well as Katea and Tea4 boba shops in San Jose.

On the starters menu, customers will find items like stir-fried edamame with truffle oil, chicken kaarage with spicy mayo, and drunken clams steamed with sake, ginger, garlic and salt. 

Switching over to ramen, look for tori tonkotsu, a milky chicken and pork broth with barbecued pork, aged tofu, and cloud ear mushrooms; ushio miso ramen in a creamy chicken broth with soft-boiled egg, bamboo shoots and Brussels sprouts; and the "Vegan Lover," served in a veggie broth with shiitake mushrooms, sweet corn, nori, aged tofu and konnyaku

All ramen noodles are made locally and dishes are MSG-free.

The fresh addition has garnered rave reviews thus far, with a 4.5-star rating out of 10 reviews on Yelp.

Iris H., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on November 11th, said: "We got the tori tonkotsu and drunken clams. The drunken clams were amazing! The clams were very fresh and full. The soup was delicious and not creamy, but thick in flavor."

Yelper Kasandra K. added: “I've been waiting for this place to open, because I live pretty close by. I ordered the Japanese homemade wonton and black garlic tonkotsu and green tea cheesecake to go."

Ushio Ramen is open weekends from 11:30am–2:30pm, Friday and Saturday from 5pm–midnight and Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 5pm–10:30pm.

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