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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
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 22
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 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
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First time eating at a Ramen restaurant and because I got there almost an hour before it opened for lunch I was the 4th person to put my name on the waiting list. I went across the parking lot to have a cup of coffee while i waited to be seated. The Orenchi Ramen was flavorful and not salty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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calif
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

First time eating at a Ramen restaurant and because I got there almost an hour before it opened for lunch I was the 4th person to put my name on the waiting list. I went across the parking lot to have a cup of coffee while i waited to be seated. The Orenchi Ramen was flavorful and not salty but... More 

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San Mateo, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I got to the restaurant at 12:30 and signed in on the waiting list right away and waited only 5 minutes to get a seat at the bar as a solo diner. They also brought out my Orenchi Ramen quickly. The broth--an 18 hour affair--though not traditionally thick was absolutely meaty delicious. I recommend adding extra ingredients. I ordered an... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Get in line early! Even before they open and you can likely get the first seating. We were there specifically for the tsukemen and hear that they only had limited servings! Super excited to try it and as raved by friends, it was really good but slightly on the salty side. Overall solid ramen with great chewy noodles!

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Silicon Valley, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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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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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
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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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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 272 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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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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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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