Hours: Daily 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Mon.–Sat. 5–8 p.m., Sun. 5–7 p.m.
This kiosk in the renovated Emeryville Public Market aims to offer ramen that's as good, or at least nearly as good, as what you can find at a thousand different noodle shops in Japan — and to serve it quickly, with little fuss, and at a reasonable price point. In all those respects, Shiba Ramen more or less delivers. Highlights include a soy milk-based ramen featuring one of the richest, creamiest vegetarian ramen broths around, and a fantastic version of tantanmen: a mass of noodles in a thick, red-tinged gravy topped with spicy miso pork. If you’ve ever used the term “food court fare” as a slur — well, this isn't that.
Payment Type: Cash, all major credit cards