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Santouka Ramen

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665 Paularino Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3033
+1 714-434-1101
11:00 - 20:30
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you like good quality bowls of delicious ramen goodness you have to give Santouka a try. They are in most Mitsuwa markets but the one in Costa Mesa has the largest sitting area. Whenever I'm in SoCal I always make a stop.

Thank Hyun L
San Diego, California
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412 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Best ramen anywhere. Good price. Love double pork salt ramen. Plus egg. Best broth. Comes in 3 sizes. No takeout so go hungry!

Thank ElaineG29
Mission Viejo, California
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

As one of the busiest food vendors in the Mitsuwa Market place, Santouka is worth to visit. I've tried all the flavors, but my favorites are Cara Miso Ramen or Miso Ramen. Since the vendor is always busy, try to come at 11 AM, you will not encounter the long queuing of customers and still have time to check the... More 

Thank egunawan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I have grown upon ramen from Japan and California. Everywhere I go I look for a good ramen shop. This one of the best authentic tasting ramen around. I like the spicy miso ramen

Thank Fumie V
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98 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Very Good Ramen, very good quality, other than it is in a food court in the Japanese market, it would be the best if it was situated in an independent structure...

Thank americanquality
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I'm certain my review won't add any value to this already popular establishment but I just want to pitch in my $.02. No doubt the ramen here is awesome. The broth is extremely flavorful and hot. They give you a generous portion of chasu. The quality is just top notch. But, I do have some gripes. For instance, if you... More 

Thank monica k
Los Angeles
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

In the food court and does not look like much. But it's really good! The miso base is one of best I've had. Spicy miso is not too spicy and had good flavor. Kids loved it.

Thank itsben
San Francisco Bay Area
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Located in the Mitsuwa Marketplace near South Coast Plaza. Came at 6pm on a Monday so crowds were lighter. Order at the window, get a number and pick up order when your number is called. Take time to scan the menu for the choices can be confusing. We ordered the Shoyu and the Miso ramen. Broth was flavorful but not... More 

Thank hqstir
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I understand rules, and am normally fine with following them, but this place just has too many of them. Not only was I rudely told to move two feet to the left to place my order, but was treated like a dog in training while "being served". Good ramen, busy successful place, but the lack of customer service here will... More 

Thank Triper5554
Anaheim, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

It's just yummy. My wife is a Ramen lover... as for me... it's always been good (not the add water kind). This place is better than good. We always order the Spicy Miso Ramen. The broth is rich and fatty (I really doubt it's healthy) with just the right amount of salt (so you don't feel too bloated and swollen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 665 Paularino Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3033
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-434-1101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?