Simple and straightforward, the broths at Yakyudori coat the well-cooked noodles with a mild, savory/sweet richness that lingers on your tongue. Several versions are available—including shio, shoyu, spicy miso, and tonkotsu—all of which are crowned with tasty toppings, like perfectly soft-boiled eggs, bamboo shoots, and kikurage mushrooms. Ranging from $9.50 to $13.50, each satisfying, slurp-worthy bowl is more than reasonably priced. Bonus reason to visit: in the frustratingly parking-challenged Convoy Street area, Yakyudori’s expansive lot almost always has enough spots to accommodate its clientele.
How to order: Walk-ins for dine-in, call 858-268-2888 for pickup, or order online.