I'm sure the beer and food at this fairly popular place is wonderful. However, my friends and i from all over the Bay Area in Northern California, decided to go there after reading about their highly publicized Japan Beer Fest event.
We got there at least 30 mins before the start of the event and it took us at least 2 hours before we were able to sit down and enjoy the beer and pastramen.
The event was well attended, however, the staff was not prepared nor did they plan well for the event.
There was a line to pay for the event (about 30 min wait), a line to get your beer (only 1 beer at a time if you picked the flight of four, and the line was another 30 min), and a shorter line for the ramen (line was about 10-15 mins, but another 20 mins before your ramen is ready).
If you are going to visit this popular place, do so when there is no event. Otherwise, be prepared for a long day of standing in line and staff not caring that there is a line.