san jose ramen yokochoSAN JOSE — San Jose Ramen Yokocho will be held at the San Jose Convention Center, 435 S. Market St., on the following dates:

Friday, Oct. 3, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11-12, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission is $5 (free for children 12 and under). All bowls of ramen are $8.

The best ramen shops from Japan and the U.S. will be at the first-ever Ramen Yokocho in San Jose. There will be 18 dishes with unique broths, noodles and toppings. It will be an epic ramen experience.

Participating restaurants:

Week 1 — Kohmen (Ikebukuro, Tokyo), Hiromaru (Toyama/Las Vegas), Chanpon Tei (Omi, Shiga), Shoki Ramen House (Sacramento), Keizo Shimamoto of Ramen Burger fame (New York), Tsujita (Tokyo/Los Angeles), Jinya Ramen Bar (Tokyo/Los Angeles), Shin-Sen-Gumi (Los Angeles), Men Oh (Tokushima/San Francisco), Tatsunoya (Kurume, Fukuoka)

Week 2 — Hide Chan (Hakata, Fukuoka), Norio (Namba, Osaka), Kamitoku (Ginza, Tokyo/Hawaii), Monta (Las Vegas), Ramen Sea (San Jose), Iroha (Toyama), Kohmen, Keizo Shimamoto

For more information, visit For VIP tickets, click here.

Upcoming event:

Ramen Yokocho, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at FairPlex Pomona, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona


Ramen Fair, through Oct. 27, Marukai (inside Food Court), 1740 W. Artesia Blvd., Gardena

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