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Santa Ramen

1944 El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 344-5918
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The Villages, Florida
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300 reviews 300 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Of course you can't compare with the good ramen in Japan nor the oxtail ramen I had in Hawaii but this is good. I had Tonkotsu ramen. This compares well with the one I had at Iroha in NYC. I wish I could have tried other ramen but.... Haven't had good ramen since I left DC area, so this was... More

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Boston, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This place is considerable much bigger than most ramen places I've been to. The ramen here is nothing special but they have my chicken wings. Even though the place is bigger than most, there is still a line during dinner times but quick turnover with good parking lot.

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Redwood City, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I remember when this restaurant was located closer to downtown San Mateo - I remembered it being pretty good and all these years haven't had the opportunity to come try since it moved. In the last week, I've gone twice, once with a friend because he was in the area and suggested it, and another time to give it a... More

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Davis, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I had pork belly ramen with pork garlic broth. Had to stand in line to get in. Its a very popular Ramen spot. Has lots and lots of reviews on Yelp. I just didn't think it was that great.

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Sacramento, CA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This restaurant serves excellent ramen with braised pork belly or roasted pork cheek. It was delicious!!! Everything was fresh and tasty.

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Burlingame, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We enjoyed the food very much. The waitstaff was overworked and we nearly had to tackle them to get tea or water. I'd go back for lunch here again anytime.

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San Francisco, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Ramen with pork soup is the best. Noodles are cooked just right. Loved the Chicken Karaage. Service is quick as your order that you made while waiting in line is ready within minutes of sitting down. Parking spaces in the strip mall are very tight.

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Redwood City, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Read all the reviews so was ready. Sunday night at 6pm, no line, but restaurant was full. By the time we left, there was a line!! Everyone ordered different broth, all were good. Have to have the stewed pork...little bit of heavenly pork belly. Interesting additions to soup, who knew corn would be so good in noodle soup. Service was... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

A traditional ramen house that brings warm and fuzzies to your tummy! Warning, you may become addicted after one try. I've tried many ramen restaurants and no one comes close. As with all great places, you may have to wait a bit to be seated (especially at lunch) - but it's a guarantee for a best bowl of ramen around!!... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

This is good Pho with all the fixings. Even a little intimidating to those new to Pho because there's so many options, such as different noodles and broths. The Pho is good, as is most things on their menu. Parking and getting a table can be a bit of a challenge, this is clearly a popular place. Try to go... More

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