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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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Today
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 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

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not a vegetarian delight but traditional food

After multiple attempts at this popular place I finally got to experience their orenchi base ramen. The noodle was perfect but their base was not my favorite. It was smoky and many people love it but given I am vegetarian this was an acquired taste. It was a bit bland and salty but flavorful. So... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
art-scuba
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Los Altos, California
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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 February 14, 2015

After multiple attempts at this popular place I finally got to experience their orenchi base ramen. The noodle was perfect but their base was not my favorite. It was smoky and many people love it but given I am vegetarian this was an acquired taste. It was a bit bland and salty but flavorful. So far my vegetarian ramen ranking... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I guess it's typical to wait 30 minutes. ...but the waitstaff is friendly and efficient. The ramen is good. It's across the street from Kaiser, which is very convenient.

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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

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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