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805 South B Street, San Mateo, CA
(650) 401-6568
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bowl of ramen

When you are near San Mateo , and the urge for comfort food , a bowl of ramen ,medium spicy with extra roast pork and noodles ,not cheap eats , but the real deal . I got there at 11am , does not open till12 noon on Sunday , already 6 people in line . At 11.45 ,a server came... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Jeff Q
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San Leandro, California
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San Leandro, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

When you are near San Mateo , and the urge for comfort food , a bowl of ramen ,medium spicy with extra roast pork and noodles ,not cheap eats , but the real deal . I got there at 11am , does not open till12 noon on Sunday , already 6 people in line . At 11.45 ,a server came... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very good Ramen but... Ramen Parlor is better in my opinion. Came here at 5:40 (they open at 5:30) and they were already almost full (just a couple of seats left on the bar next to us that got filled in like 5 seconds) Tiny place but very clean. The menu is straight forward, not a lot of options. We... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My family just took a chance on this restaurant and was surprised with the long line up just a few minutes after they opened for the evening. The wait list didn't seem long so we hung around for our table. So about an hour later, we started our meal. Wow! Fantastic ramen, their broth makes the big difference and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Satisfaction level 1-5 (5=highest) -Food: 5 -Booking: -(0) -Atmosphere: 3 -Service: 3.5 -Recommended dish: Soy Sauce Flavor + Spicy Cod Roe -Price: 20 USD++ -Visited: 2014

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've been to Ramen Dojo several times. It was satisfying every time! I usually get the garlic pork flavor soup based ramen. The basic ingredients included is enough for a nice meal; my sister-in-law cannot finish it. Being a vegetable lover, I like to add some cabbage to my order. Regular spicy is pretty hot for someone like me who... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

So the wait to sit was nearly an hour. We figured with a wait that long it had to be good. The ramen was lacking in flavor. Perhaps I'm biased I've had ramen all over the world including Japan, Ramen Dojo was only so-so. I don't plan on going back ever.

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Menlo Park, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Decent ramen place on the peninsula. Even though I got there 15 minutes before it opened on a Thursday, I was the 8th person in line. When I left, the line was huge. Make sure to go early!

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Coronado, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Get there early! The food was great and the staff was terriffic. Mayumi was very sweet and had great suggestions. The ramen was delicious.

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san mateo, california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ramen -nothing special - very average; Wait is outrageous and space is tight. Many other places offer similar soupy noodles. Would not return even if free. Pricey for what you get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

To get in is worth the wait and you WILL wait. The food is so good. I suggest spicy pork ramen! It's amazing! I love the black eat mushrooms too, that was a great surprise! Don't feel rushed because it's served so hot you have to wait! I think next time I'll try more and get more soup to go!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 805 South B Street, San Mateo, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: (650) 401-6568

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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