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Maru Ichi Japanese Noodle House

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

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    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
Menlo Park, California
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Oneonta, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We started our visit to the area with a wonderful dinner - ramen is fabulous and the prices are just right! Only drawback is that they are cash only - they do have an ATM.

Thank RLAMyers
Los Altos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The noodle house is open late and has one vegetarian noodle option. If you are open to chicken broth you can try other flavors. The burned garlic noodle was really unique and interesting. The miso spicy was average. The table has roasted garlic and Kim chi which were tasty. Service is good but portions are huge. You can eat it... More 

Thank art-scuba
Menlo Park, California
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110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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.

Thank rzsandoval
Porterville, California
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282 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 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 

Thank RicDic
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
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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.

Thank Tim E
San Jose, CA
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

Thank Mia_Sh
Mountain View, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank Danit B
Boston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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.

Thank hrdabster
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank WstCstTraveler
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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 

Thank Rj K

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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: Noodle, Asian, Japanese


Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm

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