In a land of growing chain store homogenization, Sebastopol lets its independent flag fly. Born in part by back-to-land hippies who established sprawling communes in the rural fringe of the town in the 1970s, Sebastopol still has a counter-culture spirit and perhaps a touch too much tie-dye. But ...
SEBASTOPOL'S SOUP NINJAS
Sonoma County’s best bowl of ramen began as a once-a-month pop-up, but soon the crowds of noodle fans demanded founders Matthew and Moishe open their own place. So they did. Ramen Gaijin is open five days a week and is almost always packed. In addition to their signature shoyu ramen, the lively restaurant serves an expansive menu of locally-inspired Japanese food and inventive cocktails.