San Francisco's Most Popular Ramen Destination Marufuku Ramen To Open San Diego Outpost

February 27, 2020

One of the most popular ramen spots in San Francisco's is coming to San Diego. Marufuku Ramen has announced it will open its sixth location within Del Mar's incoming Sky Deck Restaurant Hall.

Marufuku Ramen was founded in San Francisco’s Japantown in 2017 by Eiichi Mochizuki and Koji Kikura, Bay Area veterans who operated a number of successful restaurants in the past. Marufuku has since grown with locations in Oakland, Redwood City, Irvine, and Frisco, TX. The Japanese eateries are known for their Hakata-style pork broth tonkotsu ramen and chicken paitan (the chicken-based cousin of tonkotsu). 

The San Diego location is expected to open as early as this June inside Del Mar Highland Town Center’s incoming The Sky Deck, a 20,000 square-foot, multi-restaurant food hall from Donahue Schriber Realty Group that is a central part of the $100+ million redesign of the 30-year-old complex. Located on the second floor of the plaza above a new and expanded Jimbo's Naturally supermarket, The Sky Deck has all but two of its tenants in place, including micro-restaurants from Ambrogio15 pizzeria, San Diego-based Thai Extraordinary, Le Parfait Paris, a Mediterranean eatery from the team behind Del Mar’s Beeside Balcony, Ziziki’s Greek street food, Urbana Mexican Gastronomy, Lobster West seafood, a central cocktail bar called Noblesse Oblige on the base floor in partnership between Scott Slater and Le Parfait Paris founder Guillaume Ryon, and a rooftop beer garden with tasting rooms from Northern Pine Brewing, Rough Draft Brewing and Boochcraft hard kombucha. Each eatery will range in size from 500-3,000 square-feet and have its own unique areas within the state-of-the-art facility, which will have 25-foot-high window store-fronts, large roll-up glass doors, and a retractable roof.

Like other locations, the Del Mar branch of Marufuku will offer a menu centered around tonkotsu ramen featuring a rich broth cooked for over 20 hours, as well as Kyoto-style chicken paitan with a thick creamy broth. Other menu items include izakaya-style appetizers like  Japanese-style karaage fried chicken, shishito peppers, a variety of rice bowls, fried squid legs, and Marufuku bites, which are Japanese steamed buns filled with cha-shu pork.

For more information about Marufuku Ramen, visit and check out the menu below.