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“Pork and Broth and Noodles - Oh My!”
Review of Santa Ramen

Santa Ramen
Ranked #21 of 408 Restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Japanese
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Pork and Broth and Noodles - Oh My!”
Reviewed 30 May 2012

A traditional ramen house that brings warm and fuzzies to your tummy! Warning, you may become addicted after one try. I've tried many ramen restaurants and no one comes close. As with all great places, you may have to wait a bit to be seated (especially at lunch) - but it's a guarantee for a best bowl of ramen around!!

I recommend the soy sauce broth with extra fresh seaweed! YUM!

  • Visited April 2012
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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108 reviews
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“Good Pho, very busy”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

This is good Pho with all the fixings. Even a little intimidating to those new to Pho because there's so many options, such as different noodles and broths.

The Pho is good, as is most things on their menu. Parking and getting a table can be a bit of a challenge, this is clearly a popular place. Try to go at a non standard time (ie not 12 noon).

Visited June 2011
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Thank Sarah C
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New York City, New York
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“Very good Ramen”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

If you like Japanese Ramen this place is worth a try, The soup base & Ramen is very good but the pork can be better. If you are planing to eat during lunch time I recommend go early before 11:30 am, cause 12pm you will be waiting on a line toward outside the restaurant. Place is kind of tight so large parties you might have to wait for a while to be called. Excellent service & food came out quick even is crowed.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Chichala
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San Francisco, California
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162 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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“Best soup ever had”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Eaten here about 20 times since worked a block away. Really great soup. No vegetarian options. All soup pork based. I always have extra seaweed and corn. Wish they had desserts. They refuse takeout ordering.

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San Mateo, California
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“Japanese version of "greasy spoon" but pricy”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

There are three Santa related ramen shops in San Mateo and this is the original. Because of the "topping" adding system, it goes really pricy but some of the toppings are the "must try" such as stewed pork. Very greasy and your lips will be sticky after finishing their yummy ramen. Totally not appropriate for those who has food restrictions - all menus are pork based and non-vegetarian menu available.

  • Visited January 2012
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