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Katana-ya

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430 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
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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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Poor food, bought and charged us for more food than we ordered some dishes did not arrive and charged for, included 18% tip in bill (no problem) but actually tried to charged us 24% total overcharge was 45 dollars.

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Thank mid999
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I both got the Katana-Ya Ramen with soy broth and enjoyed it. We did not try anything else, but the restaurant was packed and the service was quick.

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Thank Ryan C
Lake Leelanau, Michigan
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small hole in the wall Japanese restaurant. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting because of its small size. The sushi was fine, but nothing outstanding. I had two rolls and some nigiri. I also had edamame and gyoza. I can give you a sense of the food quality overall by describing the edamame and the gyoza. Each... More 

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Moorpark, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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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268 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 July 9, 2016

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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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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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, Families with children
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 St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 415 771 1280

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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