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Maru Ichi Japanese Noodle House

Japanese, Noodle
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368 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041-1206
(650) 564-9931
Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great food for good price

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
RicDic
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Porterville, California
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Porterville, California
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249 reviews 249 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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San Jose, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 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 

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Mountain View, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 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.

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30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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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 

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CA
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42 helpful votes 42 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 

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Ogden, Utah
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36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My wife and I have been to various noodle soup restaurants in South bay and this one is the best. All the other noodle soups make you thirsty right after the meal, which suggests that they are adding MSG to make the flavor better, but less healthy. The noodle soups in Maru Ichi is much better in this sense and... More 

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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
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

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