Japanese Shiba Ramen brings a less fussy but still fully slurp-able brand of ramen to the East Bay. Inside the Emeryville Public Market, Shiba opened quietly in 2015, a venture by first-time restaurateurs and husband-and-wife team Jake Freed and Hiroko Nakamura, former chemists, who are pushing quality, accessibility, and affordability to turn out a quick-and-easy comfort-food fix. Try the brothless “dry ramen,” egg noodles lubed with a pork–infused coating sporting cubed chunks of pork belly, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, and green onions. There is an abundance of variety of ramen, though, each proving distinct and uniquely flavorful. The “clear” version was an excellent take on classic ramen, and Shiba’s soymilk ramen packed an impressive amount of flavor. The spicy ramen is gaining traction for its noodles immersed in rich pork broth and topped with ground pork spiked with Japanese chili pepper. It’s all addictive, and you’ll be slurping up noodles in noisy contentment. Open daily for lunch and dinner, though Sunday only offers lunch service.