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Maru Ichi Japanese Noodle House

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368 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041-1206
+1 650-564-9931
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
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San Francisco, California
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260 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here on a Sunday. The restaurant was fully seated but not super busy. Rustic modern Japanese interior; some cute wait staff. We had pork cutlet curry rice (great presentation also tasted good but curry was a bit lumpy), tonkatsu ramen (good al dente noodle, pork belly a bit too sweet for me, perhaps the soup needs something... More 

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Thank Minnie Y
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

I really enjoy the ability to get a ramen combo. I can always take the leftovers to-go for lunch the next day. They are a good value item, especially if ramen or just soup is not quite enough for you. If you have a party where everyone is not a ramen lover than there are other choices like udon, tempura... More 

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Thank BarbaraBurbach
Delft, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

Best place in town to get some original ramen. Like in Japan, you can eat at the bar or choose a table.

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Thank Xander M
San Jose, California
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206 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

A bit crowded. Perfunctory service. No ambience. But plenty of good food. I had the soup combo. I ate my California rolls and potstickers in the restaurant and about half of my noodles... Stocked with bean sprouts, green onion, and sliced pork. Oh, and I asked for an extra egg. You should too. I had plenty to take home for... More 

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Thank VictoriaK2
Oneonta, New York
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277 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015

We started our visit to the area with a wonderful dinner - ramen is fabulous and the prices are just right! Only drawback is that they are cash only - they do have an ATM.

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Thank RLAMyers
Los Altos, California
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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

The noodle house is open late and has one vegetarian noodle option. If you are open to chicken broth you can try other flavors. The burned garlic noodle was really unique and interesting. The miso spicy was average. The table has roasted garlic and Kim chi which were tasty. Service is good but portions are huge. You can eat it... More 

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Thank art-scuba
Menlo Park, California
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260 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Great food. I especially like that they have hot and cold soba as well as ikura over rice (my favorites). Noodles are fresh and hand-pulled! Spacious for a ramen place. Cash only.

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Thank rzsandoval
Porterville, California
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356 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2015

three of us were here around 7 pm and the place was packed. We got counter seats in a short period of time, tho. Service is great and the staff are very helpful in explaining food items to you. You get large quantity so be prepared to bring home some leftovers...They were willing to omit bean sprouts from my bowl,... More 

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Thank RicDic
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2015

Haha! So AUTHENTIC Japanese noodle! I went here with one of my Japanese friend, who told me that it was 100% Japanese taste, no difference from what she got back in Tokyo. I like the neat environment in the restaurant and the location is so convenience.

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Thank Tim E
San Jose, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2014

First, in then heart of silicone valley, I'd expect every ramen place to be of the highest quality.Second, by the long line in front of Maru Ichi, I'd expect this restaurant to even exceed my expectations. Well, it does not, on many levels. The ramen is not more than OK. The soup itself - I got Kuro ramen - what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 368 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041-1206
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-564-9931

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