Discreetly tucked away along the bustling chaos of Mission St, Coco's is a snug wood-paneled noodle hideaway that excels at all your standard ramen varieties like Tonkotsu, but branching out has its rewards. Of particular note are the seafood ramen in which a pork stock parties with shrimp, squid, and mussels, and the curry ramen, which particularly shines when ordered extra hot (if you can handle that sort of thing).
Right at the edge of the Outer Mission and Bernal Heights, Coco’s is the kind of petite, wood-paneled neighborhood charmer with really good ramen that we all wish we had steps from our home. There are six kinds of broth to choose from, most of which are slow-cooked with a pork and chicken stock base. Plus, there’s a seafood ramen and a way-above-average vegan one too that’s even good for meat-eaters looking for something a little lighter. Coco’s is probably the least flashy or hyped of the ramen restaurants on this list. And that's good. They let the bowls do the talking.
How to order: Make a reservation online, order online for takeout, or get it delivered using delivery apps.