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Tanpopo

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1740 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-346-7132
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ramen” (22 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
1740 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA
Neighborhood: Japantown
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21 - 30 of 49 reviews

Reviewed November 29, 2013

Good price, and a hearty ramen lunch. Just not as flavorful as other ramen restaurants in the Bay Area. And a bit skimpy on the meat and other items. I probably won't return or go with my family.

Thank dmks
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed the ramen that I ate at this place. Its quite small, but our service was pretty fast. I liked how the wonton's tasted a little on the eggy side.

Thank melsk6
Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Our meal was alright. My husband got the ramen and that is what I should have gotten. Meal was OK flavorwise. Nothing fancy. We had heard it was the best place in town for ramen. I had a noodle dish and my son had a...More

Thank DSArchitect
Reviewed May 14, 2013

The ramen is excellent but watch out everyone knows it. Expect a packed house. Prices are incredibly reasonable and the service is pleasant and efficient.

Thank Brandon L
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Awful. Just awful. I can't believe people wait in line for this place. My wife heard this place had good ramen, but it has to be some of the worst in the City ( and we're on a ramen quest often). 1. The shoyu ramen...More

Thank redwagon70
Reviewed April 7, 2013

A bit of a wait but worth it. One waitress for the whole place but she was friendly and got the job done! Huge portions and a great price. Open late and the place was packed at 9pm. Will defenatly be eating here again when...More

Thank ladykeepsmiling
Reviewed February 3, 2013

The food here was good and reasonably priced, but we had to wait for a table. That part was understandable, they were busy, but they then forgot about us completely for 10 or so minutes after seating us - didn't give us a menu, water...More

Thank purringcat
Reviewed November 8, 2012

I love this place, too. It's quirky and fun and filled with locals. It fills up within minutes of opening, too. Lots of affordable meals and an excellent selection of sakes and beers. Where else could I find "grilled (beef) guts" as a beer snack?...More

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

I had a delightful bowl of spicy miso ramen that was reminicsent of ramen shops throughout Japan. It wasn't perfect, but it brought back a flood of good memories. The chasi pork was se of the best I had in San Francisco. The service was...More

Thank JBrunecky
Reviewed June 5, 2012

Tanpopo: good ramen for those who don't know what good ramen is. Sorry but it's true. The karamiso ramen is probably the best option because it is very spicy, so you won't realize as much that the broth is tasteless and the quality of the...More

Thank Olivier D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1740 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Japantown
  • Neighborhood: Japantown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-346-7132
  • E-mail