You are in for a treat when you visit Nombe. They opened two years ago and served dinner only. Now they’re open for lunch Tuesday through Friday. Chef Nofiyuki (Nori) Sugie signed on about a month ago with his fans in LA still mourning. Chef Sugie is famous for his ramen. The oxtail ramen($10) is not to be missed. For an extra dollar each, you can add nori, extra spice, a soy-marinated egg, corn, mushrooms, and more. I’m working my way out of a cold, and this wonderful ramen is a surefire cure to the common cold. Chef Sugie uses beef broth instead of the heavier pork broth that carries more fat. Nombe was just ranked the best ramen in the city by 7×7 Magazine, another reason not to hesitate.
Dinner is a treat. Izakaya is one of the big trends in San Francisco. It’s basically Japanese tapas – a little of this and a little of that. Small bites include sashimi, barbecued skewers of chicken and the like called yakimono, and agemono, which means fried foods. Don’t miss the pork belly. It melts in your mouth.
Nombe Lunch Wrap-Up
- Great ramen
- Variety of izakaya selections
- Good sake menu
- Parking is next to impossible
- Website doesn't keep up with changing hours