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430 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
415 771 1280
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Ranked #367 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Noodle
Union Square
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

You like ramen? go to Katana-YA, I had one of the best ramen ever and an amazing octopus apetizer, the place is small so you'll probably have to wait but they seem very efficient in seating people.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our group of four really enjoyed our meal here . The service was friendly and efficient. As there is limited seating for groups we were seated at the bar and enjoyed helpful chats with one of the sushi cooks working there.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My wife and daughter wanted ramen on Xmas eve so we walked to this place from our downtown hotel. Extremely small place, no waiting area. You write your name on a clipboard outside the restaurant and when a table opens up, they come out and get you. Fortunately it wasn't a long wait for us as they do like to... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A colleague took me there and it was packed, but it's so small and crowded, people come to eat and get out. So, the wait is short. It reminded me of many places I've been to in Japan, but much cheaper. I had sushi and my friend had ramen. Plenty of food and it was excellent. Service was fast but... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Ramen was ok, but I've been to Japan many times so maybe we're spoiled. I would recommend it, if you've never been to Japan. The wait staff were helpful and the service was good.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Had the ramen... Very tasty and balanced flavored. Good vibe! Excellent service! You will maybe have a little wait outside and the tables are nice and cramped but it's totally worth it. They will see again.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I can't believe the reviews the others have given. This place is mediocre at best. Limp ramen noodles and store-bought gyoza. It'll be quickly out of biz if it was in NYC. But then again, this is SFO. People must be tolerant.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Katana-ya is simply great. I tried the Katanaya Ramen and the combo Udon-Unagi and I felt really satisfied (even if one more unagi slice would be appreciated). As a small surprise, I saw a nice Nigiri Toro offer at only 6.5$ (two pieces). I tried it and ... it was so delicious. Restaurant is really small and the service is... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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163 reviews 163 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Arrived at my hotel late and hungry but unsure what would be open late at night. Katana-ya is open till 2am. A smallish restaurant with capacity for about 25, the servers were welcoming and seated me quickly. The menu is pretty extensive, but I went for a bowl of ramen with spicy soy broth and pork loin as well as... More 

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San Francisco, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

You have to try this place it may be a small little restaurant but they have a great selection of noodle soups ramen is the main soup to order cause thats their specialty you will not disappointed I still need to take my little brother who loves ramen and take my son as well cause I know they will love... More 

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Additional Information about Katana-ya

Address: 430 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: 415 771 1280
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Noodle

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