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Sapporo Ramen

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1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1430
4:45 pm - 8:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 4:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok. So this place is pretty cool. So you walk in this food court/store and there it sits. It has a Paris themed bread shop (really nice). The food was good. Really good noodles. Not pricey. $12

Thank Clipcox2
Needham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The miso ramen here is pretty good and very filling. Come early as there are only a handful of tables and long lines come lunchtime. Service is polite and quick, definitely no-frills - but they do keep your stomach happy!

Thank David_T_Zarraga
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Of all the shops in the Porter Exchange, Sapporo's the one that has a queue. My one complaint is I don't understand why we sometimes have to wait so long to get our food--they boil the broth for at least 10 hours so it should be quick to put together. However it's worth the wait. I love the spicy miso... More 

Thank Kathy T
Taiji M, Owner at Sapporo Ramen, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to wait for a fresh bowl of ramen at our place, Kathy. We know things get busy, but we truly appreciate all of our guests patience. We've had the pleasure of serving up some amazing people who love sharing great food, so thank you for sharing your kind words and recommending our noodle shop. - Sapporo Ramen More 

New England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

I love the location, nestled amongst several other Japanese food venues improbably situated on the first floor of the Porter Square Lesley College campus. The ramen is delicious, perfectly balanced. One of us got the house ramen, and I ordered the vegetarian ramen - I love that they have this option. The pork in the house ramen was very tasty... More 

Thank lexmiller
Taiji M, Owner at Sapporo Ramen, responded to this review

A balanced bowl of ramen is always perfection, so thank you for your kind words touching on just that. We're ecstatic that we could serve you up a tasty meal, and make your ramen experience filling, delicious, and memorable. We can't wait to welcome you back with another bowl. Hope to see you soon, Sapporo Ramen More 

Waterbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Looking for ramen for a quick lunch. Sapporo fit the bill. It's in Porter Square which houses the Lesley University bookstore. It's a small space. I had the House ramen. Great broth. Huge serving. Very tasty. Waitstaff was great. I will return.

Thank TherealVman
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

First I don't believe with their interior appearance BUT it was a total mistakes. They provide great taste of Japanese curry and crispy chicken that made my family miss this kinda food. I have been back two times during our family vacation to this small restaurant and always waiting list to get a sit. It truly great food with great... More 

Thank Mlesmana
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I love ramen, and this place is amazing. The only one in the strip of restaurants that has a line, which says something. Their tan tan men ramen is just to die for. It's ramen heaven. The pork buns are really good as well!

Thank M P
Bristol, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

My daughter has been wanting to try one of these ramen restaurants so we decided to try it well shopping in H-Mart. We both ordered the vegetable bowls, we probably should have just got one and shared it because they are huge! They have lots of different veggies in them, lots of flavor!!

Thank chrissy0138
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Ramen, in and of itself, is comfort food but this place in particular is comforting, especially in those Boston winters. My and wife and I have been coming here for years and about 1 year ago we started venturing to other ramen locations in the Boston, Cambridge and Allston/Brighton area. We returned here about 1 month ago as we truly... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Just a 10-15' walk north of Harvard Sq even in the blizzard (or just a block south of the Porter Sq T stop), this ramen destination is a bit hard to find - it's inside the Porter Sq shop complex that co-houses part of Lesley Univ. Once you enter from Mass Ave, it's around the corner on the left, in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:45 pm - 8:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1430
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 16178764805
Sapporo Ramen, located in Cambridge, MA, is a small Japanese noodle house serving up authentic ramen. Come enjoy some of the best noodles on the east coast. We have 10 different kinds of ramen recipes to satisfy your palette. Our yellow noodles are made the traditional Japanese way with whole wheat and egg. Our chicken is slow cooked for 10 hours to make sure it encapsulates all of the flavors and juices. Our broth is creamy, thick, flavorful, and all made from scratch. Our generous servings will be sure to keep your bellies full. The House Ramen and Spicy Miso are some of our top favorites. We also have a few side dishes for those who are extra hungry. Our ramen dishes are so amazing we can sometimes get a line out the door, but don't let this deter you, our line moves quickly and is definitely worth the wait. If you are in the area and in the mood for ramen, we are definitely the place to be.

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