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430 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
+1 415-771-1280
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“ramen” (140 reviews)
“noodles” (39 reviews)
“pork” (13 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Soups
££ - £££
430 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

I was still adjusting to the time change so I came in for an early dinner at 5pm and I was the only customer. Staff was speaking to each other in Japanese throughout my visit, which I didn't mind, but thought I would mention for...More

Thank therockandsister
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This place was right across the street from our hotel and the sidewalk was lined with waiting patrons, so we knew it had to be good. We quickly searched some online reviews and added our name to the list. Fifteen minutes, he said. In just...More

Thank vanenglish
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We eat here each time we visit SF, and we are never disappointed. It's small and there's usually a wait, but it's definitely worth it.

Thank Janders848
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Hmmmmmm, I've had my share of both ramen and udon and, really, the only thing we found exceptional was the terribly rude service, I don't see any reason to have to return for the treatment. My son had the ramen - it looked great and...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 29 June 2014

FWii (For What It Is): This tiny/ pretty restaurant, across from two performing arts theaters, may be the best, value-for-the-money food in downtown San Francisco. Small sushi counter and small tables are cozy with an authentic Japanese feeling. Nice lighting and design. Specialties are ramen...More

Thank Howard W
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Fantastic, huge bowl of their house special Katana-ya Ramen which has dumplings, fried chicken, pork, shoots, seaweed, green onions, and a half hard-boiled egg in a miso (you can choose salt, or soy) soup! This is THE mother of all throw the kitchen into a...More

Thank changrcc
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Ate here based on trip advisor reviews during first night of a business trip. Ordered the ramen combo with tuna don as a side. The tuna was fantastic, tasted so fresh. The ramen was very good, however I ordered the miso broth and didn't love...More

1  Thank JBKnoxville
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I went here based on other reviews and I'm glad to say I did. Not having eaten here before or at a similar place the waiter was very helful in explaining what to order and what to do. The result was great food and a...More

Thank Gregor H
Reviewed 5 May 2014

This restaurant was literally next door to our hotel and every night I saw 15-20 people waiting outside for a table, I figure it was a great place to eat, so one night we stop there for a dinner and boy was I surprised!! This...More

1  Thank Nelson G
Reviewed 4 May 2014

I ordered their house special ramen, and all I say is, "Seriously?" First, the portions were huge. I hadn't seen anything like that in a Japanese restaurant. The abundance of cabbage also seemed… out of proportion. The chicken was a bit on the flavorless side...More

1  Thank Flatlander2011
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-771-1280
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