Ramen Shop - Wine & Spirits Magazine

Ramen Shop

photo by Kelly Puleio

Ramen Shop is the brainchild of three Chez Panisse alumni—Jerry Jaksich, Rayneil De Guzman and Sam White—who wanted to give a local and organic twist to ramen. The food may get much of the attention, but the cocktails are some of the most interesting and wellcrafted around. There’s always a quick-service punch, like a recently featured Pimm’s Cup, plus a regularly changing roster of seasonally inspired cocktails. Seasonality makes drinks like the Nee-Guy Spritz a touch tantalizing and ephemeral; it’s a twist on the Negroni that utilizes the refreshing tang of cranberries. And while it may not be as complex, the Highball, a mix of Japanese whisky and soda water, works amazingly well with the food.

5812 College Ave. (at Birch), Oakland, California

Japanese, Ramen


This story appears in the print issue of October 2013.
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