We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maru Ichi Japanese Noodle House

Japanese, Noodle, Asian
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
368 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041-1206
(650) 564-9931
Improve this listing
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 29 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
My go to ramen place

Great food. I especially like that they have hot and cold soba as well as ikura over rice (my favorites). Noodles are fresh and hand-pulled! Spacious for a ramen place. Cash only.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
rzsandoval
,
Menlo Park, California
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Menlo Park, California
Level Contributor
100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great food. I especially like that they have hot and cold soba as well as ikura over rice (my favorites). Noodles are fresh and hand-pulled! Spacious for a ramen place. Cash only.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Porterville, California
Level Contributor
266 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

three of us were here around 7 pm and the place was packed. We got counter seats in a short period of time, tho. Service is great and the staff are very helpful in explaining food items to you. You get large quantity so be prepared to bring home some leftovers...They were willing to omit bean sprouts from my bowl,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Haha! So AUTHENTIC Japanese noodle! I went here with one of my Japanese friend, who told me that it was 100% Japanese taste, no difference from what she got back in Tokyo. I like the neat environment in the restaurant and the location is so convenience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, CA
Level Contributor
35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

First, in then heart of silicone valley, I'd expect every ramen place to be of the highest quality.Second, by the long line in front of Maru Ichi, I'd expect this restaurant to even exceed my expectations. Well, it does not, on many levels. The ramen is not more than OK. The soup itself - I got Kuro ramen - what... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mountain View, California
Level Contributor
38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is my favorite ramen place in Mountain View. The noodles are made fresh on-site. They service is always great. The food is always hot and served quickly. I have never had a bad meal here. There are other ramen choices in Mountain View and I've tried them all. Maru Ichi is my favorite. CASH ONLY.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Been here for the first time. Their noodle soup broth is too salty for me. There's usually not a wait for this place as there are other better noodle soup places around the downtown MV. The service is ok. The price is comparable to others but not the food. Would not come back here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visit the South Bay every year when a friend comes to town and we always stop at Maru Ichi. The ramen is excellent - I usually stick with the shoyu and my friends either have the kuro or miso. Always good - especially after a long day of traveling. Amazing value with the combo's (we always get Combo B).... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was hesitant at first but the wife and kid wanted to try it. I'm glad they did. The service was friendly, the place was clean and the food was good. My kid and wife didn't like the seaweed but that may have just been them. Everything else was great. I will go there again the next time I'm in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
CA
Level Contributor
33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We've tried many Ramen places in South bay and this is our final choice. We don't go anywhere else after we tried Maru Ichi. My favorite is kuro ramen. The soup base is like heaven. If you have a big appetite, you can order the ramen combo. You can choose from different ramens plus a rice plate or Sushi and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ogden, Utah
Level Contributor
72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is my second visit, the previous two years ago. On the left of the entrance is the noodle machine, you can watch the noodles made behind the glass wall. I had the combo including tonkatsu ramen, pot stickers, and california roll. Soup was hot with flavorful broth, pot stickers were tasty. Service was fast, and although the server was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Maru Ichi Japanese Noodle House also viewed

 
Mountain View, CA
 

Been to Maru Ichi Japanese Noodle House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 368 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041-1206
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: (650) 564-9931

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Maru Ichi Japanese Noodle House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?