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Orenchi Ramen

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3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5166
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Closed now
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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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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Somatha I
Sunnyvale, California
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

1 Thank mrwheels12
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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

Thank Lorcan M
Santa Clara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank Moe R
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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

Yum! We somehow didn't have to wait for too long, even though we had a group of 5. We did go on a weeknight though, so that probably helped. We probably got there around 6:30PM, and were seated after less than 10 minutes. We all got the tonkatsu ramen, and it was served pretty quickly. The noodles themselves were really... More 

Thank Andrea W
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We always wanted to try this place, but every time there was a long line so we always went somewhere else. We came here on a Friday afternoon around 1:30pm. The place was packed. Had to wait a bit before being seated. The restaurant is not big, tables are next to each other, and can seat maybe 20 people. It... More 

Thank Adam C
Victoria, Canada
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

My son who works in there took us to Orenchi for as he said the best ramen in California. the ramen was great, the noodles were perfect,t not overcooked and had the right amount of " al dente". The service was friendly, quick and efficient. I am not surprised there is a line up to get in.

Thank Webstercs
San Jose
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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.

Thank leegs
Santa Clara, California
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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: 408-246-2955

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