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Ramen Dojo

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805 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4205
+1 650-401-6568
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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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San Francisco, California
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

A "hole in the wall" small place! Simple and clean decor. Simple menu of different ramen and a few appetizer options. For people who hates to decide what to eat, this is the place. Make sure you go early right before they open or be prepare to wait 40+ minutes. They will close the shop if they ran out and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Ramen is some of the best I've ever had but the wait is pretty awful, usually about 1 hour. Be prepared to eat fast and leave, they kind of rush you out of the restaurant after paying due to the long line.

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Thank trav3ljunk1e
Millbrae, California
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 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 

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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.

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San Francisco, California
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136 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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California, United States
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Christine P
San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Andrea W
San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 650-401-6568

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?