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Katana-ya

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Sushi, Japanese, Noodle
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Katana-ya
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430 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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430 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
415 771 1280
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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1 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
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Panaray

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... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
123 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
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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I'm not a ramen noodle fan. But with a little help from someone sitting next to me at the bar, I enjoyed a great ramen noodle dinner. My suggestion would be to get the pot stickers and the chicken on the side if you don't want them swimming in the broth. This was one of the best values for dinner... More

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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had only half an hour for my lunch in the middle of a very stressful day. Got my order really fast, nice thick pieces of sashimi, friendly service. Thank you, really made my day.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I don't have anything else than sushi for Japanese food in my home town. I tried this place while visiting San Francisco and it brought me back memories of some time I spent in Japan a long time ago. I had the BBQ ramen with miso broth and it was quite good. I can't really compare to other places in... More

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Niwot, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

After walking a mile plus on SF hilly roads with empty stomachs we finally made it to Katana-ya. This place is he real deal. The amenities were not anything to write home about but we went there for good ramen so who cares. My wife and I ordered the Katana-ya Ramen and our friend ordered the Fried Chicken Ramen. The... More

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San Francisco, California
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297 reviews 297 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

So it's the BBQ pork ramen all the way! Choose the miso broth & extra spicy if you enjoy spice without it being blow your head off spicy! So delicious. Waiting on Geary can be a touch sketchy with all sorts bombarding you for money but hang around this place is worth it!

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Midwest
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food is good to excellent but the food/ambiance to cost ratio is outstanding. The food is Japanese but Katana-ya doesn't pretend to be in Ginza; hey, unwind - this is San Francisco. I really enjoyed my extra spicy miso ramen; the noodles were above average but not outstanding. The rest of the bowl was outstanding, not too spicy but... 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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