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Ramen Dojo

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805 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4205
(650) 401-6568
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Millbrae, California
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've heard all about the buzz of this place and I was very curios and so on a weekday during a lunch hour just before it opens up, my GF and I waited patiently outside. Food was good! Couldn't complained about the long line bec we came 5mins before it opened at 11:30am. The turn-around time is 5mins from getting... More 

Thank Rowena L
Sunnyvale, California
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was okay. Not used to the "exotic" ingredients (such as quail eggs) they have. Service was not bad, given that they only had two servers and the place was pretty much packed at all times. Just don't think the 30 min waiting time is warranted.

Thank Buaya123
San Francisco, California
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121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Famous for their ramen, that is their specialty and all they serve. There are around 6-7 appetizer options that are pretty good too. Very small place with only 24 seats, so get there before they open if you don't want to wait. The noodle is good and worth the wait.

Thank acli
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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196 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

First time I came here was around 8 15 pm, they were sold out and actually close at 9 pm. So I returned another day for early lunch. You have to come early because the queue can get incredibly long. I ordered ramen with creamy pork broth and the slices of pork. The broth was great, but the noodles were... More 

Thank Keng Hian L
California, United States
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

If you are reading this you must love ramen. I do too. My colleagues and I usually try to get to this place early for Friday lunch. Everyone knows to show up early so bring a bit of patience with you too. Everything is delicious, the noodle, the well balanced broth, the chive, the tiny quail egg, that hint of... More 

Thank Christine P
San Jose, California
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139 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Yum! I see the reason for the hype around this place. I came on a Saturday afternoon around 12:45, and I waited for half an hour and got seated at the counter. I had to wait 10 minutes for the waitress to come around to take my order, and then I had to wait another 10 minutes for my ramen... More 

Thank Andrea W
San Mateo, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Great food, lots of option for a ramen bowl and definitely worth the wait! Lots of ramen in San Mateo but this place is #1. Just load the bowl up with all the goodies, you will not be disappointed

Thank Kduffysi
Wilmington, North Carolina
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89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

You will find Ramen Dojo by the line out the door. This was my first experience with ramen and I had heard good things about Ramen Dojo. I arrived at 11:15am, and got into the already forming line. At 11:30, a very serious Asian woman came out of the ramen house door and handed out menus to a certain number... More 

Thank Eatsmeister
San Leandro, California
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

When you are near San Mateo , and the urge for comfort food , a bowl of ramen ,medium spicy with extra roast pork and noodles ,not cheap eats , but the real deal . I got there at 11am , does not open till12 noon on Sunday , already 6 people in line . At 11.45 ,a server came... More 

Thank Jeff Q
San Francisco, California
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178 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very good Ramen but... Ramen Parlor is better in my opinion. Came here at 5:40 (they open at 5:30) and they were already almost full (just a couple of seats left on the bar next to us that got filled in like 5 seconds) Tiny place but very clean. The menu is straight forward, not a lot of options. We... More 

Thank Tamara F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: (650) 401-6568

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?