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Ramen Dojo

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$$ - $$$
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805 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4205
+1 650-401-6568
Today
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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17:30 - 21:00
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Dojo exactly at 530pm when they opened. And yet we had to wait for second seating. The food is that good! This is the second time I have visited this restaurant and it was as good as the last time. Pros The flavors are clean, fresh and delicious. You choose a flavor, then the spiciness of your... More 

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Thank KarinaMER
Los Altos, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I have been here quite a few times. Last visit was with family. I want to give it a final test with young kids, before giving it 5-star. I love Ramen and will even make my own occasionally. We all loved it. Spicy, non spicy, garlic pork or soy bean. Kids said it is the best Ramen they had so... More 

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Thank ILoveHotSpring
Los Altos, California
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164 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The place is small so expect to wait even at 5.15 pm. Place opens at 5.30 pm and has 3 bases.. garlic pork, soy bean and soy sauce flavors. We vegetarians tried the soy bean flavor without pork (the stock still is not vegetarian) and it was delicious with the extra curry powder. The egg was cooked perfectly and the... More 

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Thank art-scuba
San Francisco, California
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146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

A "hole in the wall" small place! Simple and clean decor. Simple menu of different ramen and a few appetizer options. For people who hates to decide what to eat, this is the place. Make sure you go early right before they open or be prepare to wait 40+ minutes. They will close the shop if they ran out and... More 

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Thank acli
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Ramen is some of the best I've ever had but the wait is pretty awful, usually about 1 hour. Be prepared to eat fast and leave, they kind of rush you out of the restaurant after paying due to the long line.

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Thank trav3ljunk1e
Millbrae, California
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I've heard all about the buzz of this place and I was very curios and so on a weekday during a lunch hour just before it opens up, my GF and I waited patiently outside. Food was good! Couldn't complained about the long line bec we came 5mins before it opened at 11:30am. The turn-around time is 5mins from getting... More 

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Thank Rowena L
Sunnyvale, California
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food was okay. Not used to the "exotic" ingredients (such as quail eggs) they have. Service was not bad, given that they only had two servers and the place was pretty much packed at all times. Just don't think the 30 min waiting time is warranted.

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Thank Buaya123
San Francisco, California
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146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Famous for their ramen, that is their specialty and all they serve. There are around 6-7 appetizer options that are pretty good too. Very small place with only 24 seats, so get there before they open if you don't want to wait. The noodle is good and worth the wait.

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Thank acli
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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201 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

First time I came here was around 8 15 pm, they were sold out and actually close at 9 pm. So I returned another day for early lunch. You have to come early because the queue can get incredibly long. I ordered ramen with creamy pork broth and the slices of pork. The broth was great, but the noodles were... More 

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Thank Keng Hian L
California, United States
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

If you are reading this you must love ramen. I do too. My colleagues and I usually try to get to this place early for Friday lunch. Everyone knows to show up early so bring a bit of patience with you too. Everything is delicious, the noodle, the well balanced broth, the chive, the tiny quail egg, that hint of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-401-6568

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