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Orenchi Ramen

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3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5166
+1 408-246-2955
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 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
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Oakley, California
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Found this restaurant on yelp. They don't take reservations. You put your name on a clipboard. When we got there, signs says close ,we were 20 min early but we saw people going in and thought maybe they work there. Didn't dawn on us to go in as well. By the time we went in there were people signed up... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got there I half an hour before opening and put our name on the list. The place quickly filled up. We had Raman, the Orenchi Ramen and some light rice topped with spices appetizers. Yum all the way.

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Thank Mike H
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Sunday 4:30pm show up at the restaurant. Write your name down and then walk to the Halloween store next door. Hangout there for 25 minutes while setting your alarm clock for 25 min. Then walk back to the restaurant be seated. And finally order Ramen and enjoy your early dinner.

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Thank Paris M
Sunnyvale, California
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

It is a small and delicious ramen restaurant. The wait is crazy long year after year. But, it is worth it from time to time, and even has a Michelin recommendation. The appetizers are very good and full of flavor. The ramen is simply yummy. The service is efficient and nice -- but the restaurant is more about production. That... More 

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Evanston, IL
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153 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

If you like the good ramen and want a table, come early. The restaurant is very popular with local Asians and students. The waiting line can be long. Great food, good service and great ambiance. A treat fur us.

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Thank Farenzy
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Place too busy and wait was long. We were there 30 mins before opening for dinner and the line already started. Put my name on the list, 14 on the waiting. Waited another 30 mins before seated. Must say, Ramen was good but not worth the wait.

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Thank Somatha I
Sunnyvale, California
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

After leaving multiple times due to waits of over an hour we made it in last weekend. Yes it's not your cup if noodle ramen but is it a $15 bowl of ramen? It was a good bowl of ramen but not anything I could get elsewhere. If no waits check it out if he line is long move elsewhere.

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1 Thank mrwheels12
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

This place is excellent, but super busy. We came here on a Tuesday morning at opening time 11.30 and their was already 20 people ahead of us. The ramen was excellent and the staff are well trained and take care of you in a timely manner. We worth the wait

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Thank Lorcan M
Santa Clara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Orenchi has a devoted following. Opens at 11:30 but if you don't get there by 11:10 or 11:15 and get your name on the list, you likely won't get a table, even mid-week. The only thing I have ever ordered is the Orenchi Ramen ($11) with a deeply flavored tonkotsu (pork bone based) broth which is not as salty as... More 

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Seattle
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

We arrived a few minutes before 6PM when they open the door. There were a few dozen people standing at the door already! Wow! When we sat down, we found the staff are nice, friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We ordered the fried chicken, garlic scallop (So good! Strongly recommend), and takoyaki for appetizers. Then their famous tonkatsu based ramen. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5166
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-246-2955

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