Best Ramen 2016
BARIKATA RAMEN BAR. The signage out front declares “Super Hard” Tonkotsu and the staff translates the brand to Bari, very, and Kata, hard. While that actually refers to a harder type of noodle keeping relatively al dente for longer periods, we’d argue that it could also be a reference to hardcore goodness in the savory broth thickened only by the rendering of pork bones for days. Literally liquefied bone makes a milky solid base for the rest of the classic ramen accoutrements, including red chili and their best-selling roasted garlic ramen.