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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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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 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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  • 26
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  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Good ramen

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Baltimore
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717 reviews 717 reviews
499 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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39 helpful votes 39 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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Los Altos, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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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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20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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