Before I went to Ramen Izakaya Goku, the new ramen and small plates spot near the 16th Street BART station, someone who knows about such things described it to me as "the best ramen in the Mission." This struck me as similar to complimenting the tallest midget in the world, but the truth is that geography plays more of a role in how we feel about restaurants than we like to admit. Goku isn't the best ramen in the world, or even in the city, but it may well be the best in the Mission, and that distinction carries some weight... More >>>