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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, Waitstaff

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Ramen 101

You will find Ramen Dojo by the line out the door. This was my first experience with ramen and I had heard good things about Ramen Dojo. I arrived at 11:15am, and got into the already forming line. At 11:30, a very serious Asian woman came out of the ramen house door and handed out menus to a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Eatsmeister
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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San Mateo, California
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, lots of option for a ramen bowl and definitely worth the wait! Lots of ramen in San Mateo but this place is #1. Just load the bowl up with all the goodies, you will not be disappointed

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Thank Kduffysi
Wilmington, North Carolina
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65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

You will find Ramen Dojo by the line out the door. This was my first experience with ramen and I had heard good things about Ramen Dojo. I arrived at 11:15am, and got into the already forming line. At 11:30, a very serious Asian woman came out of the ramen house door and handed out menus to a certain number... More 

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Thank Eatsmeister
San Leandro, California
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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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Thank Jeff Q
San Francisco, California
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178 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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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Thank Tamara F
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Jae Y
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 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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Thank Selina J
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank Tennisbums
New York City, New York
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank RedCamOp
Menlo Park, California
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175 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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Thank rzsandoval
Coronado, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Rob A

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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, Asian
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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