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Orenchi Ramen

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3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5166
408-246-2955
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy ramen!

Hole in the wall in Santa Clara. However, it is very popular and the line gets long quickly. The sign-up sheet is open at 10:30am. Get there early and write your name. Restaurant opens at 11:00 and people are seated in the order of the sign-up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
SVTraveller888
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Silicon Valley, CA
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Silicon Valley, CA
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Hole in the wall in Santa Clara. However, it is very popular and the line gets long quickly. The sign-up sheet is open at 10:30am. Get there early and write your name. Restaurant opens at 11:00 and people are seated in the order of the sign-up.

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Glendale, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

When we arrived at 5:45pm there was already a queue out the door and onto the sidewalk. They took our name but we didn't make the first seating. However, it moved relatively fast and took about 40 minutes to get a table. Surprising to me there were plenty of families, including small babies, eating here. The ramen is very good... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We came here for dinner and we ordered the orenchi ramen. The soup was very tasty, egg was cook and the yolk was liquid, and the pork just melt in your mouth. I had ramen like this in Japan. It's hard to find one like this in the U.S.

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Santa Clara, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It is a good restaurant. But there are always people waiting for seats and it is quite crowded inside, too. Go there early.

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Santa Clara, California
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It's a small restaurant in a plaza that normally don't attract your eyes. The restaurant is so busy that your regular wait time is 1-1.5 hours. There was one time that i was there 5 minutes before it opens for lunch, and I am party #70 on the waiting list. One trick is to be there 30 min before the... More 

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Baltimore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Orenchi Ramen lives up to its name. The ramen here is simple, but good. The soft boiled egg is cooked well. The meat is thin. The noodles are excellent -- good texture and very chewy. Probably my favorite part of the tonkotsu ramen. Takoyaki is decent, but has a little too much filling versus actual octopus. The okonomiyaki fries are... More 

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Mountain View, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

SO glad we finally made it here! We've been wanting to come forever but it's not really close to anywhere for us. Well... It was well worth the drive over! We waited about 10 minutes on a Tuesday night. Service was fast, friendly, patient, and helpful. Food was outstanding. We frequent other, closer spots but will be making the drive... More 

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Union City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It's been a while that I did not visit this place. Still a long wait, the restaurant opens at 11:30 am, I got there around 11:45, finally got in around 12:35. The Orenchi Raman still very good but the "dipping" noodle was not available. Tried several appetizers, the eggplant , beer batter onion ring, octopus balls and fried chicken all... More 

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8 Mile Rd
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Orenchi Ramen delivers traditional style broth with hmm good ramen with great texture and a variety of side choices like tako or karaage. Ordered the small version and a side of tako. The place crowds early. Turnover for the tables is relatively fast. There is a sign in sheet for tables.

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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We caught the 49ers game earlier and rather than go back to San Fran, chose to stay in Santa Clara. Once again the wife is a genius! Best ramen in California, super authentic, the appys were great but be ready for a long lineup - 1.5hrs +. Worth it, actually I would line up for 2+ it's so damn good.... More 

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Additional Information about Orenchi Ramen

Address: 3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5166
Phone Number: 408-246-2955
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5166
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: 408-246-2955

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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