San Francisco’s Japantown neighborhood has a new ramen option in the form of Waraku, which has taken over the space where Bushi Tei formerly resided on Post Street.

Owned by the same company which brought popular chain Shabuway to the Bay Area, noodles seem to be the focus of Waraku, with multiple ramen options. Talking to the staff, the restaurant is waiting for its liquor license to be approved, hopefully by the end of February, before unveiling its full menu.

The current temporary menu features either a basic tonkotsu or shoyu ramen along with the option of numerous add-ons. Guests can also order chashu, negi, kakuni or the deluxe ramen. Tsumen (dipping noodles) and two donburi dishes are also listed on the menu as are some standard Japanese salads and appetizers. On our visit, we were also presented with a daily specials menu, which included several other traditional Japanese items. Expect many of those to be on the full main menu when it comes to fruition.

One of the more unique aspects of Bushi Tei was the beautiful design of the restaurant. Waraku has taken out the large communal table at the front of the space, but has kept many of the other features, including the wood walls.

Waraku is currently open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday-Sunday. The restaurant is located at 1638 Post Street (between Laguna and Buchanan).