Looking for a good recommendation for ramen near SOMA. I'm visiting with my parents and staying in that area, and they like a good bowl of ramen.
Is there a good ramen place in that area?
They are not ramen geeks, so I can take them to a good, but not necessarily amazing, place and they'll be okay with it.
Plus points for a little atmosphere...a little more stylish than your standard strip-mall place, or--better yet--feels like an authentic Japanese ramen place that could be lifted right out of a Tokyo train station.
I'll take pho recommendations in the area, too.....I know SOMA is quite near a great Vietnamese neighborhood. Once again, it'd be nice to take them to a place that doesn't look *too* much like a fast food joint inside. Also, since I hear there's a lot of great pho places right around The Tenderloin, I'd like a place that they'd feel safe walking to and from at night (they are in their 70's, and delicate).