Okay, I've read Melanie's dissertation on 19 Ramen shops near San Jose here:
I am a stranger to Ramen. I want to eat Ramen. I know all kinds of Chinese noodle but am a stranger to Japanese noodle. Specifically, my appetite is now whetted for halu and prikara miso ramen. However, seeing as how a live a few blocks from Japan Town, I'd like to walk to ramen, not drive.
I know some people here opine that the best ramen in the bay area is not in SF. Okay, that's fine... I can settle ... where shall I go in Japan Town? I understand Sapporo-Ya is only so-so... any others I can go tonight?