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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Arrived before arrival and signed in with others waiting. Was seated right after open. Udon noodle and broth is fantastic. Soba is excellent. Other menu items are also surprisingly excellent, better than most other Japanese restaurants ran by Japanese. I lived in Japan and have...tried Udon and Soba restaurants that were 100 years old. Compared with those in Japan Meiji Seimen is solid and have one of the best noodle and Japanese menu. The other well known soba restaurant in Tustin and Gardena tsuyu and udon broth did not have much sweetness but here it's slightly sweet which I prefer. Ordered other items from the menu and they were all excellent. As it's winter season they currently serve warm Oden which you can share. Service was prompt when we were there. Our two little ones also thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Highly recommended and I will be back soon.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We waited an hour to get in because the waiter didn’t call us even though the table was already set up. Then we ordered, we waited another 40 mins to get our food. No one cared to ask. Horrible service.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

This place'a Udon and Soba noodles are handmade daily. The interesting thing is most of the time, the restaurant usually only serve either Udon or soba but not both. The major difference is Udon is made with rice flour while soba is made with buckwheat...flour. There is a limited quantity daily handmade soba that is quite good, their usual selections are always satisfying. A la carte dishes are also excellent and they even offer Kanton style oden items.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed August 11, 2016

The service here is always fantastic and the food is definitely great too. I would not recommend sushi here as that is not what they are known for, but I would recommend any of the udon along with tacowasa. You won't be disappointeted!

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Very authentic Japanese restaurant. Good for lunch or dinner. Lunch hour is crowded, as is dinner. Dinner is almost like gathering of local Japanese ex-pats. Food is good - just like back in Japan. Sobs is made fresh, too.

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed August 15, 2015

I was surprised to see how little reviews this place has. Very authentic udon (according to my Japanese friend) and tasty appetizers. My favorites are the Tsuke Udon and fried squid legs. I've tried their fried chicken and fried chicken cartilage and both are excellent...as well. I find their quality very consistent every time we go there. The restaurant is small and servers are very pleasant and attentive. This restaurant is not very well known yet and perhaps it is a good thing. Most of the time when we get there, there was no wait. When the restaurant's popularity grows though, I'll miss those zero waiting times.More

Date of visit: July 2015
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  • Meiji Seimen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5