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Ajisen Ramen

211 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4014
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average26%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
21 Jan 2018
“Delicious Hot Bowl of Ramen”
22 Dec 2016
“Consistently Solid”
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$$ - $$$
211 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4014
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is the place to go if you're craving a hot bowl of ramen when in downtown San Mateo. Small restaurant, but with a large menu of ramen and other Japanese dishes. Wait is normally 15 minutes at most, so be sure to sign in...More

Thank Southcityca
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here 3 times and the pork ramen (#1) hasn't disappointed. You do have the option to order a larger bowl. I didn't catch that the first 2 times! Pic is of the regular size though.

Thank Timothy Y
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted to try ramen again and decided to try yet another one of the many ramen restaurants in San Mateo. I have to say, I loved this place equally as much as the first place I went. The ramen here came with an egg ,...More

Thank Biglaugh
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I came here for lunch and ordered the #1 or most popular ramen or the meat lover's soup, which came right away. Wished I had ordered a hardboiled egg to go into my ramen. The broth was adequately flavorful but I thought it enhanced more...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We always go this Japanese authentic ramen, the soups are fine good tasting flavor. All kind of soups the best one is the steak ramen, if your kids don't like soup they have original chicken nuggets and french fries . For those tourist here in...More

Thank RLNA M
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

When we drove into San Mateo along East 3rd, we start to realize we may be able to find all 380 restaurants listed in San Mateo within two or 3 blocks. Nearly every shop is a restaurant providing wide choices and price options. Carparking was...More

Thank H L
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

The place was busy and the staff was attentive. However, as soon as our noodles were served , the first thing we noticed was the hard boiled half of an egg nestled on top of the noodles. We thought this was a bad omen.......isn't the...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

Went in with a friend as sushi Sam was full. The service was great and fast. I ordered veggie soup and my friend ordered spicy ramen. Pretty average.

Thank Limorkiti
Reviewed 3 September 2014

My friend and I stumbled into this place while walking around downtown San Mateo, searching for a dinner place. Japanese ramen - it looked interesting from the outside, and the restaurant had lots of people in it. So, that's a good sign, right? Indeed it...More

Thank Grace V
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Found this little place while spending the day downtown waiting for a flight out of SFO. If you are a fan of Ramen - a traditional Japanese noodle soup "comfort food", then you will LOVE Ajisen. I highly recommend the Premium Pork Noodle Ramen, $9.95....More

1  Thank SledMan
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
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