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San Jose, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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

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CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Porterville, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Found this place in an article from Sunset Magazine and thought we'd try it out. The place was clean, impressed that they make their own noodles, and had pots of kimchee on all the tables. I had the Kuro Ramen for $7.98 and couldn't eat it all. Tasty, but I have to say that I prefer Pho broth over the... More

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Vancouver, BC
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Not the best Ramen place but at the same time not too disappointing. Just another Japanese ramen place with quite a lot of different selections. We arrived at Mountain View late and just wanted to go to a place that can serve food fast. Surprisingly crowded on a weekday night after 8pm. Locals must like this place a lot.

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

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