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Santa Ramen

1944 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1322
+1 650-344-5918
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (6 reviews)
“ramen” (27 reviews)
“noodles” (14 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1944 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1322
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 13 June 2017

I've been here several times and was only able to order the pork belly tonkotsu ramen once before it sold out. Other times I've ordered the pork cheek - the pork is just not as tender. Pretty salty broth - get ready to drink some...More

Thank SFlindy
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Arriving to San Francisco after a long flight from Tapei, it is a treat to have that great Pork Belly Ramen at Santa Ramen in San Mateo. The pork belly is so tender and juicy while the soup is also tasty, which is different to...More

Thank Charlesquil
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Competition for ramen restaurants in San Mateo is fierce. Within a two block radius in downtown San Mateo there must be about 10 places to get a good bowl of ramen. Santa ramen will not disappoint but no longer unique. Since moving to their new...More

Thank span2938
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We found Santa Ramen by accident but we are hooked now, and we eat here at least three times a month. TYhey open at 5:30 so if you plan to go on a weekend get there at 5:00 and be prepared to stand in line....More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This was my first time having Ramen, but I was thoroughly impressed with everything. The meat was exceptional, the broth was perfect and just the right amount of spiciness. The noodles were tender and delicious. I highly recommend adding corn to your Ramen. Overall a...More

Thank Chaux007
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Came here for early dinner with family and there was surprisingly no wait on a Friday night. We tried two different ramens and they were both good and simple but both very salty. My daughter was guzzling water and I felt parched halfway through. I...More

Thank MTSDave N
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Personally can't get enough of this; i even order extra noodles. Service is fast; get there early or as soon as they open otherwise expect a long wait.

Thank smdiner
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I admit to not being a ramen professional, but I've had enough to know what to look for and what tastes good. Had been visiting Ryowa in Mountain View (on Villa) for years due to proximity to office, but had some time off and was...More

Thank Emily J
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

There is a menu board at the entrance which lets customers know what is available.......however, if you get there late or during a very popular time, you may see a board that says that only the Classic Ramen bowls are available. This is not a...More

1  Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Good Santa Ramen, Manager is very nice and the place is perfect for a late lunch because you can watch tv and relax but be careful if the manager tells you it is ok to bring your doggie in and he is his relatives or...More

Thank DDLMaverick
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:15
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:15
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:15
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:15
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:15
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1944 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1322
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-344-5918
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