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

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Worth the wait

We waited nearly an hour and were lucky to be the last ones to get the noodles broth (they close if they are out of broth) You have to go at 5:15pm if you want to avoid long wait for dinner. I had the soy sauce base as they were out of soy bean base. The noodles are perfectly cooked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
art-scuba
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Los Altos, California
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Los Altos, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We waited nearly an hour and were lucky to be the last ones to get the noodles broth (they close if they are out of broth) You have to go at 5:15pm if you want to avoid long wait for dinner. I had the soy sauce base as they were out of soy bean base. The noodles are perfectly cooked... More 

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I had heard of this place for quite some time but been daunted by the long line. Finally I summoned enough courage to wait it out yesterday, and it took about 40 minutes for me to get a seat. The inside was really cramped and small. No wonder the long line outside of the restaurant. I ordered their signature garlic... More 

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Hayward, California
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258 reviews 258 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My nephew ate here so he recommended we eat here. We arrived at 4:30PM and there was a line waiting out the front door already. Someone came out to take our orders in advance and when the tables are available, you can go in and eat. There couldn't be more than 12 tables in the restaurant and a small kitchen... More 

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Belmont, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you love ramen, you got to try this place. Menu choice is limited but their ramen is super yummy. It's the sister branch of ramen parlor and Santa ramen. One thing to note us that there's always a long line outside. If you don't get there 15 minutes before it opens, be prepared for at least a 45 mins... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

This was my first ramen experience in the bay area where my family brought me to, it was a long wait and we were skipped over a few times because we weren't waiting anxiously outside the door, but in the end we got in. The broth is delish but once they run out they do not replenish. One of the... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Me and my fiancé went to check what the fuss is all about as this ramen place has pretty good reviews. When we got there there was long line that made us think that it could be a good place. Long line maybe the place is small? Seating capacity is 24. There are 3 ramen flavors to choose from, additional... More 

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San Francisco, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband and I recently visited Japan, and ate plenty of excellent ramen there, but he insists Ramen Dojo offers the best he's ever had. I too found the garlic pork exceptional, but this restaurant loses points (in my book) for the sub-par dining experience. Ramen Dojo is a hole in the wall in every sense of the term. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

OK, I've never been to Ivan Ramen in New York or Tokyo but I have to say this is the most delicious ramen I've had so far. It's really delicious. The broth and pork are flavorful. Yes, the menu is small but they don't have to have a big selection. People like me obviously enjoy what limited selection they have.... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Ok they do not serve tea. Yep you heard it right. Same owner as Santa Ramen but much much smaller with line that's at least 45 minute long if you're not there before the first seating she they opened. It's a 24 seater with a few seats a t the counter. You can get extra portion ramen. The garlic pork... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

I have never tried ramen like this before. You order it in a big bowl and can add whatever extra toppings you want for a dollar. When you arrive put your name on the list hanging on the wall outside. There was a long wait when I went but my husband loved the food and claims it was his favorite... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?