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Japanese, Noodle, International, Asian, Soups
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1563 G Street, Arcata, CA 95521
+1 707-826-2594
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Best place in Arcata for a healthy meal

I love this place great fresh local good eats great staff quick healthy meals hooray for this wonderful place

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place great fresh local good eats great staff quick healthy meals hooray for this wonderful place

Thank acashewmomi
McKinleyville, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Easily one of my favorite restaurants. Good food, rotating menu. The owners both work in the kitchen and put a lot of care into the restraunt. That being said they aren't super fast, don't expect a quick in and out. Cash only and they will often close for a month at a time when HSU is in season. Try any... More 

Thank Stewart S
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

this place is always very busy at lunch you can get a decent Asian style soup. But beware, the older staff people are very pretentious and rude. All Caucasian and very unfriendly. This is typical of Arcata. So be prepared. If you are from out of town, you will not be treated kindly. And they also do not take credit... More 

Thank ARC191
McKinleyville, California
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

You line up, order your soup, then sit down until they call your name. Options can be new each day but there are always some favorite standards. Love the choice of french bread or fresh baked cornbread to go with the bowls - perfect on a cold day in Humboldt County.

Thank MaryGVan
Tinley Park, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Stopped in for dinner with the family while visiting Bodega Bay to eat something other than fish and chips and other fried foods. Exactly what we had hoped to find. Delicious fresh salads and noodle bowls with exceptional flavor.

Thank p214c
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Our group of four each chose a different soup and were very pleased with their selection. I highly recommend when you are in Arcata to stop in.

Thank Kenneth E
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I had a Thai curry over rice. It was spicy but REALLY good. My friend, a vegan, ordered soup and was also given rice. It was nice to eat in our rented home. I wish I'd had time to explore more options here.

Thank Martha K
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a must for when we visit Humbolt county. We have been coming to Japhy's for about 14 years and always make it a point to eat at least once at this great restaurant. The soups are all fresh, delicious and made with a lot of organic ingredients, I had a wonderful Thai vegetable curry ,others in our group... More 

Thank billcarroll289
Arcata, California
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Japhy's is a wonderful place to go for lunch with a friend. There is often a long line, but it might take you a while to figure out which delicious soup or noodle bowl you want. There are specials every day. I love the udon noodles with a few pieces of pork. One friend always gets a curry. I had... More 

Thank Pamwiltravel
Arcata, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

If you want a healthy meal for a reasonable price, Japhy's is the best restaurant in Humboldt County. It is short on ambiance but if the food and the price are your priorities, you cannot beat it.

Thank Chris R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1563 G Street, Arcata, CA 95521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-826-2594

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle, International, Asian, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine


Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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