The fried hen-of-the-woods mushrooms are crunchy and chewy and one of our favorite appetizers, but that’s only one small reason to head to this ramen shop on Cortland Ave. They also have a solid by-the-glass sake list, and the smokey tonkatsu ramen comes with pork belly that crunches so loud when you eat it that we imagine the families passing by outside can hear us.
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This casual Bernal Heights restaurant has a huge patio that’s ideal for brunch or burgers with friends.
Old Devil Moon
Old Devil Moon is a laid-back Bernal Heights bar with excellent cocktails and plenty of beers on tap.
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Aburaya in Downtown Oakland is a punk-inspired space serving excellent Japanese fried chicken.
Ten-Ichi is a sushi spot that’s been holding down the fort on Fillmore for almost 40 years.
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