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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 - 2019 Winner


Japanese, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Sat at the counter facing Kettner . Enjoying great ramen . The service was very efficient and courteous. Great food with very good prices.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank PepePitMD
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

omg! This is a must go place, the food there is incredibly amazing! Love everything that they make and the price is really good! You will fall in love and miss that food forever!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Avelania1
Reviewed May 7, 2019

After attending the Vintage Market at the Observatory we were looking for a walkable spot for lunch. Getting there as it opened, we walked right in and took a spot at the bar. Metal high-stools were a little uncomfortable, but the spicy ramen with shrimp...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank BlueBoots92008
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Tasty ramen bowls and assorted buns and sushi platters to choose from. Restaurant and bar atmosphere is busy. Servers are attentive and friendly. Parking is a challenge. Overall a nice place to spend quality family and friend time😋.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TheresaZ_11
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

Came here as a recommendation and definitely worth it! Portion sizes are big and filling! Can’t go wrong with anything you order!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank G1181SXsarahg
Reviewed March 12, 2019

I have been there twice now and find the food to be great! Its more of a bar concept where you watch the cook put your bowl together. There are plenty of choices. The only caveat is that parking is really tough in the area.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank pauljaggi
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

We all had a different bowl and it’s hard to go wrong with any of their bowls. The bowls were loaded with meat and vegetables and the flavor was awesome. We also had the pork belly baos buns. The baos buns were very tasty. We...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 171Scott
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

After walking all day at the San Diego Zoo what better than comfort food. I had the cucumber and kimchi salad as a starter followed up by the underbelly ramen. It was sooo good I could have eaten another bowl. Were have you been all...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank FILIDORO1997
Reviewed January 18, 2019

One of my favorite Japanese restaurant in Cali !! Love food and ambiance service . You should try here guy you will love it for sure

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ashhley26
Reviewed January 17, 2019

Interesting sitting concept, both in and out of the restaurant. Presentation and the ramen bowl was simply great. Their Tonkotsu was mouth-watering. Would love to go there again and again and again......

Date of visit: November 2018
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