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Maru Ichi Japanese Noodle House

368 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041-1206
(650) 564-9931
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Boston, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 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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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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27 restaurant reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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156 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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49 restaurant reviews
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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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Sunnyvale, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I was not impressed by this restaurant. The only positive thing I can say is that portions are very large. I got the ramen and curry combination and the portion of the curry alone was enough for a meal. Unfortunately, the curry did not taste like the roux was made on site. It tasted more like the box variety. The... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Maru Ichi got off to a rocky start when they first opened, I thought, but the degree to which things have improved since then is really remarkable. Ryowa's loss has been Maru Ichi's gain, it seems, and then some. The signature kuro ramen — "black ramen", a tonkotsu broth with black, garlic-infused oil — is terrific, and you won't find... More

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