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Ryowa Ramen Noodle House

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859 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1233
+1 650-965-8829
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little gem off the main Street. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. I had a ramen combo and struggled to finish the plat due to the fillingness of the dish. It's okay readers - I ploughed on and finished the dish!! Really well priced little gem.

Thank Kenny S
Los Altos
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waited more than 15 minutes to get four seats at the u-shaped bar. Many varieties of ramen with different soup bases. Waitress took our order before we got our seats. It seems each order was prepared individually, time consuming for the kitchen, rather than dropping ramen into different soup base. It was perfect for a cold night and inexpensive.

Thank twosc
Los Altos, California
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I was on my way to a different restaurant for dinner when I saw two empty chairs at Ryowa. I've been wanting to eat here for years but never wanted to wait too long for a seat. So, I couldn't pass on the opportunity and I'm so glad I didn't. The ramen is really tasty. I had the Tonkatsu ramen... More 

Thank FromLosAltos
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Came here for lunch over the weekend. Place is small and get crowded quick. Ordered Ryowa ramen and fried chicken. Portion was pretty big. I wasn't sure what it was, but the broth tasted kind of strange. Not necessarily bad, just wasn't what I expect from Ramen, nor I could put my finger on what it was.

Thank Adam C
Kiev, Ukraine
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125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

The place is nice with an interesting U shaped bar, which is unusual for a European eye. But there was only one waiter who clearly wasn't enough. Food was good and portions big. We had time to spend as we had a friends night out. If not for the conversation, we would've been bored and maybe even left as they... More 

Thank Chihiro L
San Francisco, California
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178 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

With the U- shaped bar this place looks like an authentic Japanese Ramen shop. The ramen was OK, nothing amazing nothing bad... Just average. The noodles were ok, not my favorite. The broth was ok, topping ok, everything was meh ok. I wouldn't go there again but I happened to be there and it was cold so it seemed like... More 

Thank Tamara F
San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

I went with my husband and a friend during lunch. It was one of the best Ramen I've ever had. I had the butter corn ramen; it was perfectly seasoned and not too salty. They serve you tea and kimchi with lunch. My husband had the ramen/fried rice/gyoza combo and he really liked it as well. Can't wait to go... More 

Thank Dogsrule4ever
Palo Alto, California
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

I've been here a couple of times. They were short-staffed in the kitchen and struggling to keep up with orders the one night that I went recently.That aside, I've had better ramen in SF. I like the counter seating, that it's a small "intimate" place, and the odd Japanese TV shows playing. The kimchee is good. It's worth going if... More 

Thank Margaret R
Redwood City, CA
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Go here for the Ramen , not for the ambiance - although it's pretty authentic. You sit at a counter (the stools are more like tall chairs, so reasonably comfortable) and help yourself to two varieties of kimchee. The Ramen noodles are firm and tasty, and the broths are excellent. Portions are generous! The Gyoza are also very good.

Thank FlyinPup
san jose, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

I come here about once a week. The pork fried rice is SO good and the ryowa ramen is awesome when you add the spicy green onion stuff thats in a jar on the table or bar. Fried chicken is good too. Other ramens that are good are the Miso and butter corn but the ryowa is the best one.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 859 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1233
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-965-8829

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