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Orenchi Ramen

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3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5166
408-246-2955
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Today
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Ramen! But crowded!

Love this place, but there is always a line! They have a nice salad and karAge chicken too. I know people come from all over the bay to try this ramen, but I usually give up and go somewhere else. I'm a little impatient! Sometimes you can get a seat at the bar.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
leegs
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San Jose
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San Jose
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this place, but there is always a line! They have a nice salad and karAge chicken too. I know people come from all over the bay to try this ramen, but I usually give up and go somewhere else. I'm a little impatient! Sometimes you can get a seat at the bar.

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Thank leegs
Santa Clara, California
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This one of my favorite ramen restaurant. The ramen here is very delicious and I would definitely come back here again and again. One warning is that you need to be here at 45 minutes before it open to put your name on the list. Otherwise you will be waiting here for a long time or miss out because they... More 

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Thank Willy888
California
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210 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who would have thought that such an unassuming little place churns out the best ramen in town. The only indication of its goodness is the long queue. And it is long! We waited an hour to get a table and we thought we were early! The Orenchi ramen is a must. But do try the fried chicken (Karaage) and the... More 

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Thank dissolvedgirl
Santa Clara, California, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ramen here is great and I love it. The only problem is that to get seated we had to wait for almost forty minutes. I will be sure to be back but this time reserve a spot on the waiting list before I go in. I went with my kids and they loved it too.

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Thank Tom Z
California
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It was the night before Thanksgiving when my wife and I drove into San Jose. We arrived about 30mins before closing time and the foyer was full of hungry patrons sheltered from the cold. All a good sign since this was our initiation through the help of Yelp. We had the shio ramen, fried calamari legs and croquettes. I wished... More 

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Thank wing49er
San Jose, California
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97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

it is super busy, waiting for more than 40 min. to get seated. But worthy to wait. Like the ramen. Service is like a fast food place though. Super fast and busy.

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Thank J G
Salt Lake City, Utah
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We enjoyed Orenchi Ramen on a Friday evening. The wait list starts before the restaurant opens at 5:30p, but we arrived about 5:15 and were high enough on the list to be sat right when they opened. The clientele was primarily asian, which hinted that the restaurant was authentic. It was an excellent meal - Octopus Balls were our favorite... More 

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Thank Brett S
Las Vegas
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142 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

This place is very unassuming. Located at a poorly lit strip mall, the front of the restaurant was filled with cars and people! After seeing the long list of people ahead of us, we committed to stay put and find out if the reviews are true. Sure enough it was!!! If you're expecting fancy decor, Orenchi is not for you.... More 

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Thank VegasMom777
Miami, Florida
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

This Zagat and Michellin award winning restaurant is in a very small strip of stores. Look for the name Orenchi and the line of patron and you will know this is a small restaurant with a big reputation. I travel to Cali 2 to 3 times a year and what better way to get my Asian on than with the... More 

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Thank EDominguezMIA
Santa Clara, California, USA
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Orenchi is so popular if you don't get there a half hour before opening time you will have to wait (who knows how long). They don't take reservations. Once insiide the noise level will deafen you. Those are the negatives. The positives: Authentic oriental noodle dishes. Excellent Asian/California fusion menu choices. Outstanding service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5166
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: 408-246-2955

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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