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“Get Here Early and Order While Waiting in Line for the Great Ramen”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Santa Ramen

Santa Ramen
Ranked #40 of 406 Restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Get Here Early and Order While Waiting in Line for the Great Ramen”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

Ramen with pork soup is the best. Noodles are cooked just right. Loved the Chicken Karaage. Service is quick as your order that you made while waiting in line is ready within minutes of sitting down. Parking spaces in the strip mall are very tight.

Visited October 2012
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Redwood City, California
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“They know their noodles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Read all the reviews so was ready. Sunday night at 6pm, no line, but restaurant was full. By the time we left, there was a line!! Everyone ordered different broth, all were good. Have to have the stewed pork...little bit of heavenly pork belly. Interesting additions to soup, who knew corn would be so good in noodle soup. Service was fast and they were attentive. The only downside is one person was gluten intolerant but was able to have rice, edamame, stewed pork, cabbage, mushrooms.

  • Visited November 2012
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Pork and Broth and Noodles - Oh My!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good Pho, very busy”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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New York City, New York
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very good Ramen”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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