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Santa Ramen

1944 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1322
+1 650-344-5918
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (5 reviews)
“ramen” (28 reviews)
“noodles” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
1944 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1322
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21 - 30 of 61 reviews

Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

The quality and quantity is great, a soup if you don't eat too much can be for 2 people, the flavor is great and they have a great service I really recommend this place

Thank Valeria M
Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

I got here before it opened. There was a line forming outside the restaurant already. Staff came out and handed out menus shortly before it opened. Took our orders while we were lining up and gave us our seating assignments. Very efficient. I ordered the...More

Thank singinggigi
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Went late for supper, and the place was jumping. They had ran out of a number of items on the menu, so if you want to try everything, get there early. Not sure if they use msg, but would not be surprised if they did....More

Thank Jason W
Reviewed July 20, 2015

This restaurant is my go-to for enjoying a bowl of al dente noodles in a salty, deliciously unctuous broth, but ya gotta hurry to eat those noodles because they seem to quickly go from beautifully chewy to too soft after 15 minutes. And some days...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

A line forms about 30 minutes ahead of time for a reason. If you are looking for great service, nope. Their mission is clear--serve as many people in as short a time as possible. They are fair, though. They take orders in the order you...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place start to go down hill. It was excellent before, now is only ok. The soup is not hot and the pork is rough

Thank winsir
Reviewed December 18, 2014

The owner got a rule of not serving people who are late to the table? Three of us got a table of four and someone joined us late and they refused to serve my friend who came in late. They told him that he can...More

Thank I-Shun
Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

It was the first time my family has gone to Santa Ramen and it will not be our last! There was a long line , but the waitstaff took our orders in line to help speed up the wait. The guy in front of us...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed September 23, 2014

Of course you can't compare with the good ramen in Japan nor the oxtail ramen I had in Hawaii but this is good. I had Tonkotsu ramen. This compares well with the one I had at Iroha in NYC. I wish I could have tried...More

Thank Yori O
Reviewed April 14, 2014

This place is considerable much bigger than most ramen places I've been to. The ramen here is nothing special but they have my chicken wings. Even though the place is bigger than most, there is still a line during dinner times but quick turnover with...More

Thank hrdabster
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1944 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1322
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-344-5918
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