We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santouka Ramen

665 Paularino Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3033
+1 714-434-1101
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
17 Oct 2016
“OMG Ramen!”
28 Nov 2015
“Love this place.”
Closed Now
All hours
Japanese, Asian, Soups
665 Paularino Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3033
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (27)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 18 reviews

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
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
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...More

Thank egunawan
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
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
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...More

Thank monica k
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
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...More

Thank hqstir
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)...More

Thank skwon11
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Yum! Santouka Ramen came to rescue when a group of 4 adults didn't know what to eat for dinner. Seriously, we must have been a group of the most indecisive people ever. We couldn't decide between pizza, burgers, sushi, indian, and curry. So somehow, we...More

Thank Liz C
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in Costa Mesa
Hilton Orange County / Costa Mesa
1,222 reviews
.16 km away
Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County
710 reviews
.41 km away
Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach
223 reviews
.82 km away
The Westin South Coast Plaza
881 reviews
1.05 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Mitsuwa Marketplace Costa Mesa Branch
66 reviews
.01 km away
The Halal Guys
50 reviews
.21 km away
Wahoo's Fish Tacos
61 reviews
.16 km away
17 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
South Coast Plaza
474 reviews
.98 km away
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
267 reviews
1.26 km away
Lyon Air Museum
129 reviews
1.34 km away
The Lab Anti-Mall
45 reviews
.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Santouka Ramen staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing