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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
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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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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Great Ramen!!!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Rob A
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Coronado, California
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New York City, New York
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111 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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
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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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Hubby and I came for lunch and drove down from SF. I wouldn't say it was worth the drive for the ramen here. We arrived plenty in time but made the mistake of walking around as the restaurant was still not yet opened. We returned from our walk 20 mins before the place opened and there was a line about... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Ramen/broth here is delicious. I would of given it 5 stars if the whole seating/waiting process wasn't so painful. When I am hangry, I can't bear the thought of waiting to eat for 20+ minutes so I usually just head over to Himaware a few blocks down for some very good ramen without the long wait.

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Los Altos, California
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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
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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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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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Additional Information about Ramen Dojo

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

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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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