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202 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3904
+1 650-375-1005
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tan tan men” (9 reviews)
“gyoza” (5 reviews)
“ramens” (3 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Japanese, Asian, Soups
$$ - $$$
202 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3904
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can only regret that I have discovered this place so late. I remember my first visit here. My taste buds are tingling with excitement just thinking about it! It was a hot day and I needed something cooling and light. I ordered Jar-Jar Men...More

Thank Acidov
Reviewed 11 March 2018

If the tables are full, when you walk in you grab the clipboard and write down your name to get on the list. No frills here - wait staff busy with more important matters. We had delicious gyoza followed by the pork bowl and the...More

Thank Morgan2010
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Let's start with the broth. The menu states that the stock is a combination of chicken and pork, and so I expected a depth of flavor, a heartiness or meaty flavor and slight thickness from gelatin that is the result of hours of boiling bones....More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Hip, friendly and tasty authentic ramen. Great broth, noodles and many choices. Also wide selection of other delicious classic Japanese small and large plates

Thank Kallen C
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This is the real deal. Superb broth, huge pieces of char su or pork belly. Vegetarian options as well. The karaage were crispy and not greasy, served with Japanese mayo. Will definitely go back!

Thank rggKaneohe
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

If i wanted to served in my weeding day Himawari would be te option, love it!! #tantanmen #loveofmylife #himawarimylove

Thank Iñigo C
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

A great place to take the family for some traditional ramen!!! Friendly staff and the food was fabulous. Also catered for our son who has a severe nut allergy! Great decor and the music was just right. Would highly recommended and will definitely be coming...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love this place. The ramen is always great - I usually get the deluxe tantan men. It's full of flavors and layers...and it is plenty of food to fill you up...if not too much to finish. The walls of the restaurant are covered...More

Thank Craig A
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The interior decor is simple and has jazz album covers tacked to the walls. They play excellent jazz in the back ground. The service is friendly and efficient. We each ordered the deluxe Tan Tan ramen. The pork was very nicely cooked. The egg was...More

Thank MichaelH6811GY
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Honestly, I have only had soup, but wow, it is superb. Sometimes there is a but of a wait, But it is well worth it.

Thank kristifred
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:45 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:45 PM
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
11:30 AM - 2:45 PM
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
11:30 AM - 2:45 PM
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
11:30 AM - 2:45 PM
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
11:30 AM - 2:45 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:45 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-375-1005
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