What may be the only dedicated ramen food truck in SF, Torraku Ramen, debuted today at the SoMa StrEatFood Park. They offer Tonkotsu, Shoyu, Miso and Curry Ramen with choice of chashu or kikuni toppings for $12, or Seafood Ramen for $13. The price seems a little steep, though a double digit price is becoming more the rule than the exception at new ramen joints (and the gray hoodie gives you a clue as to what’s driving prices at SoMa).
The first Yelp reviewer gave it a 1-star rating for having a long wait (but did not comment on the food). I was there after the lunchtime peak, waited about 10 minutes, and liked my shoyu chashu ramen just fine (though I’m not a ramen fanatic and therefore inexpert). It was piping hot, the medium curly noodles pleasantly chewy, and the broth deep in flavor and not overly salty. The (no cost) spicy option had the broth respectably spicy, so there’s no need to order the “Extra Spicy” add-on unless you are a chili head. Not a lot of protein in the toppings, but hey, it’s ramen.