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Katana-ya

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430 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
415 771 1280
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Moorpark, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My son and I were hungry and in a hurry and ate here. Too bad for us: The sushi was warm, the tempura was cold and limp, AND I realized they overcharged me by at least $25. My fault for not checking the bill before I signed the credit card slip. STAY AWAY!!!

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Thank Heinfamily
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The portion of the ramen was huge but worse ever. The most important element of ramen is the broth, the broth of this store is terrible. The store is very dirty, so opposite of most Japanese image. The service was terrible. When you have ramen the soup has to be hot. Meaning as soon as they are out you need... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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262 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for ramen (I'm ALWAYS looking for Ramen!) for lunch after a morning stint at Moscone and this place came up Thirlllist for best Ramen in San Fran (one of them anyway) and it was close. I went and luckily grabbed the last open seat available. The ramen options for broth are Miso, Soy and Salt -- no... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was nothing out of the ordinary. It is a tiny place. Nobody answers the phone so we walked in without a reservation. The first attempt we were there for, we had to wait so long we decided to try another place. The main area had seating for like, 12 persons. It seemed to have a basement to accommodate... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A heaping bowl of spicy ramen from Katana-ya really hits the spot after a day of shopping, sight seeing or just hanging out. The place is tiny, but it's also open all day, which made it the perfect stop at 4:30 in the afternoon. I tried the spicy tofu miso ramen which was bountiful and delicious. Soothes the soul and... More 

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Thank AudsDC
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Loved the ramen! I would definitely recommend the spicy miso ramen. The places fills up though, so you may want to get there early.

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Thank WItraveler28
Shanghai, China
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed a California Roll and a wonderful bowl of Ramen. Not only was the food delicious but a great value. Sake is available a reasonable prices. Service was quick and polite. Located not far from Union Square.

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Thank Santa Fe M
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This is local goodness. No it won't be some little touristy spot where they make you feel warm and fuzzy. That is what the food is for. The ramen bowls are a great portion And the sushi hits the spot. Not for every kid but my 7 year old has a new found respect for ramen done right. Get in.... More 

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Thank Tim L
Blue Springs, Missouri, United States
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

apparently we were the first table ever seated in the new basement seating area adjacent to the micro-restaurant on Geary. In a classic 70's "Japanese restaurant" setting, hewn wood, red lanterns, they were playing asian techno rap very loud. No one knew who was doing what. Waitress struggled with English but got the order right. My teens & I loved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I ordered Katana-ya Ramen only and it was delicious. Meat, egg and vegetables, very tasty. Casual restaurant, good price.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 415 771 1280

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