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Ramen Parlor

901 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4207
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good49%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lobster” (12 reviews)
“ramen” (28 reviews)
5:30 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
901 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for an excellent bowl of ramen under $15? A long line which moves quickly recommends this worth-the-wait restaurant. Order chicken karaage to start and a bowl of lobster pork flavor ramen. Need not to order additional toppings. I have not found a better ramen.

Thank _joeytanizawa
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome ramen place! Was a little bit of waiting time on a week night! Reasonably priced! We had the pork and garlic ramen, soft shelled crab and the chicken tempura! All of them were perfect! Service was quick and efficient!

Thank Ash P
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Food was good but service was off. We were here on the Sunday night and the line was out the door which was not unusual. Once seated, our orders were taken quickly. When the food arrived, two of the four orders were incorrect. Upon their...More

Thank Esther W
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Here's an advice to my fellow TA reviewers...hang in there and wait in line to get a table, it's well worth the wait. One of the best Ramen's I've had in a long while. The noodles were done just right and the taste was superb....More

Thank Maninasuitcase_10
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This place fills up fast but it's worth a wait for a table. They have a great Ramen selection and different levels of spiciness to choose from. Accompanying the Ramen are lots of side dish options and good Sapporo beer. Delicious. Two thumbs up.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Seven diners, almost all old friends, one a professional chef, a couple of foodies, plus another who values quantity -- we were all blown out of our minds. This place draws the crowds, has the wait/ordering/serving down to a science, and has the tastiest pork...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

One of us had the Curry shrimp ramen and 2 of had the Lobster garlic pork ramen. There is no lobster in the ramen; not sure why it has that name unless they use lobster shells for the broth. The broth was very rich and...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My GF brought me here due to its popularity. Few months ago, she and I ate at Dojo Ramen which was few blocks away. I wanted to make a comparison so we also came here. I had the classic Parlor Ramen with lobster garlic sauce....More

Thank Rowena L
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I don't eat pork and didn't have the heart to tell my dining companion who raved about this place and brought me here. Pork ("Pieces", ground, even porky broth) is in all the ramen bowls, so if you keep kosher or Halal, stay away. My...More

Thank 1SFOSO
Reviewed 4 July 2016

They offer their unique lobster based ramen in the first page of their menu. And of course you don't want to miss that taste. Moreover, you could customize your ramen by adding your own favorite veges and meat. Their desserts are well prepared too. Be...More

Thank Sherry_Geek
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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
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