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3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5166
408-246-2955
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Ranked #6 of 366 Restaurants in Santa Clara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Japanese
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
SF, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The ramen was awesome and well worth the hour wait. Sit at the bar and interact with the staff. Enjoyed their chicken karaage also.

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Los Altos Hills, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The Orenchi Ramen - tonkatsu that I ordered was very good. Noodles were firm and chewy. Broth was tasteful and robust (although my eating partner thought it was a little salty). I would come back again...without the wait (>1hr20min.). This restaurant has been popular for some time and has always been crowded the many times I have driven by. It... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I'm not from the area so I can't compare how good the ramen here is. It's not the best I've had so I would not wait the 1-1/2 hours we waited to eat here again. I might wait 15 mins but any longer and I'd be disappointed again. I had Orenchi Ramen - tonkotsu. Broth was good, noodles were cooked... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We got here 1 hour prior to opening at 11:30am, and we were already #4 in line. Their branch in Valencia (downtown SF) doesn't serve lunch. We milled around the adjacent grocery outlet while waiting. By 11:30am, 50+ groups were already in queue (3 pages of their wait line). Make sure you're around when your group is called coz they... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I get it, it is busy because you are serving excellent food, but don't let your customers wait outside on the pavement, in the californian sun, with no complimentary refreshments. After waiting for 45-60 minutes, we got seated. The food was there quick and it was excellent! The taste was very good and the waiters were very friendly. They serve... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hidden gem. No special atmosphere - but the food is excellent and affordable. No reservations so get there early and put your name down. Line moves fairly rapidly. This is def a place you have to have heard about from a local. Stick with the ramen - it's what they are known for. Very filling too!

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Laguna Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Ramen will never taste the same after you have tried the Orenchi ramen. I've tried so many ramen places in Orange County and they are not as satisfying. This is my go-to place whenever I'm in San Jose.

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San Jose, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have been in this restaurant few times. Attached pictures are my favor dishes. If you have chance travel to near by here, and you have to try it. Just be aware the waiting time, normally it will take 45mins.

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Newark, CA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Ramen is so subjective as with any food. There are basically 3 broths to choose from with slightly different toppings in each: tonkatsu, shoyu and salt. So choose accordingly, or add/omit depending on your taste. Maybe, just maybe, they might adopt the system in Japan in which you can enter your selections to customize your bowl of hot scrumptiousness. The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Second visit to Orenchi. First time was dinner and this one for lunch. I was surprised to see so many people waiting at the door for it to open for lunch. We were number 47. Definitely one of the best ramen houses anywhere.

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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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