Get A Steaming Bowl Of Ramen In 45 Seconds At These Bay Area Vending Machines

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

Get A Steaming Bowl Of Ramen In 45 Seconds At These Bay Area Vending Machines

Choose from 9 different delicious options including ramen, pho and udon.

Sometimes you just need a hot bowl of noodles to get you through the day. And you’re in luck, because Yo-Kai Express has state-of-the-art vending machines placed all over the Bay Area and beyond. Even better, they’re operational 24/7 so you can get gourmet ramen whenever you want.

These vending machines are found in over 30 locations across the US, plus more internationally. You may encounter them in airports, shopping centers, and street corners all over the world from Squaw Valley to Taiwan.

Public machines in the Bay Area may be found at the following locations:

  • SF Metreon, 135 Fourth Street, San Francisco
  • Milk Tea Lab, 630 El Camino Real, San Francisco
  • Milk Tea Lab, 1601 Branham Lane, San Jose
  • Aloft Hotel SFO, 401 E Millbrae Ave, Millbrae
  • Aloft Hotel Santa Clara, 510 America Center Ct, San Jose

Food Blogger Alyssa, known as @feedmeimei on Instagram, posted a review of the Newark vending machine at Ohlone College in 2019. Although it was an older model then, it still produced some pretty spectacular noodles. She and her mom both gave positive reviews of the machine’s tonkotsu ramen.


Menu options include black garlic oil tonkotsu ramen, spicy kimchi vegan ramen, shrimp tempura udon, and prime beef pho. You can also order home meal kits, which ship to all 50 states and feature some more awesome flavors.

Be sure to try out this gourmet vending machine ramen, and see for yourself what all the hype is about!


[Featured Image: @yokaiexpress via Instagram]

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