What's Ramen?

Ramen is a miracle in a bowl. Flavor packed, texturally diverse, soulfully satisfying. Ramen is a meal in a bowl, wheat noodles along with vegetable and protein toppings are served with a rich broth typically flavored with Miso, Salt, or Soy.

How do I get to Itani Ramen?

Conveniently located in the heart of Uptown Oakland at 1736 Telegraph Avenue, at 18th Street, Itani Ramen is just around the corner from 19th Street BART Station. There is also metered street parking and a selection of parking lots:

18th and San Pablo, 17th and San Pablo, 17th and Broadway, 19th and Franklin, 20th and Telegraph. *Please check operating hours of lots before parking

Do I need reservations?

No. Itani is a walk-in only, modified fast casual. You'll order from a cashier, sit down and your food and drink will be brought to you. 

Private Parties?

Yes, our back room can be reserved for large parties and accommodates as many as 24 people.  

Why Oakland?

Oakland needs great ramen! Oakland is where Kyle lives, and it's where he opened his first restaurant, Hopscotch. We love Oakland and are thrilled to be part of the revitalization of Uptown Oakland.

What does Itani mean?

Itani is the Japanese term for communal well. Water is critical to ramen. Also happens to be chef Kyle's last name.

But I'm vegetarian, and gluten free?

Itani Ramen has something for everyone! We're extremely proud of our rich vegetarian broth flavored with ginger and Shiitakes and we're happy to replace your wheat noodles with yam noodles and extra veggies.  

It's so hot out, isn't Ramen too heavy?

Ramen is served year round in Japan, from the hot and humid southern summer to the ski slopes of the north's snow capped winters. At Itani Ramen we have a variety of options to suit your mood, whether the weather be cold or hot.  

What else is in the neighborhood?

Hopscotch, the Fox Theater, the Paramount, Duende, Make Westing, Flora, Fauna, the Punchdown, Belly