Inspired in Japan, Created in California
Toribashi combines fast-paced California central coast living with traditional Japanese cooking. We serve simple, slow-cooked, delicious ramen dishes drawn from our chef’s 30+ years of experience in the US and Tokyo.
Our chef and founder, Sam Park, first learned to cook while serving in the US Army, feeding his fellow soldiers. In 1993, he opened his own sushi restaurant and introduced San Francisco Bay area residents to Chinese and French influences. His love of ramen took him to Japan, where he learned authentic ramen cooking methods.
The ramen served at Toribashi is prepared in the traditional manner brought over from Tokyo—with Sam’s own spin. Seemingly simple, the chicken-based stocks and sauces are prepared with only the highest quality ingredients over ten to fifteen hours, and served with noodles made from Sam’s own recipe. The results are beautifully balanced dishes with sophisticated taste profiles that rival high-end restaurants. Native Japanese diners have said that they feel like they’re eating a dish from their favorite ramen shop back home.
At Toribashi, you can linger to savor a sumptuously prepared bowl, or enjoy your favorite ramen on the go.