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750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ramen” (100 reviews)
“noodles” (34 reviews)
“ox tail” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without fail, I always come to this place every time I have a layover in San Diego because, without fail, it satisfies my constant craving for ramen noodle soup. And they do it like no other ramen places do. Hands down, this has gotta be...More

Thank Foodie-In-A-Hoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The broth was sooooo good. You can order a ramen bowl off the menu as is or customize it with add-ins. So satisfying. The buns with their special sauces are a treat for the tongue. Prices are reasonable too. Decent beer list. Industrial looking interior....More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We strolled through Little Italy to the Underbelly and sat at the street side bar. The appetizers could have been tapas meals in and of themselves. Then the bowls of soup came. We each got a different type (vegetarian and meat). The broth was so...More

Thank NJ-Cali-Girl
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

In San Diego and craving some noodles, the hotel recommended Underbelly. It was within easy walking distance and was an enjoyable trip there in Little Italy. Though this restaurant is busy, it was a Friday night, and we didn't even think about making a reservation...More

Thank claireb722015
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you are craving ramen or just want a very satisfying meal...Underbelly is the place! Went there for dinner with family. It is a small place, they were able to accommodate 5 people easily. They have the ordering system down to a science. Lot's of...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My co-worker wanted ramen, and this was the place to go, according to my research. First off, the place is tiny. It would be very hard for a claustrophobic person to have a good time there. No personal space to speak of. I didn't mind...More

Thank DeJohns63
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Upon recommendation from a local tour guide, we had lunch at Underbelly to cure our ramen craving. We ordered the Belly of the Beast and a Seedy Side Ramen. Both were excellent. Prepared with fresh ingredients, after we ordered. Enjoyed sitting by the large open...More

Thank jen829
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A very small place that is fantastic for lunch. I had the Underbelly ramen and it was great. The ramen dishes are a bit much food for one person so you should come here with an appetite.

Thank Herman S
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful group of helpful and dedicated staff members advising and serving delicious, honestly good and wholesome food. A real treat. At staff's suggestion, we sharedThe Belly of the Beast Ramen Bowl, Shrimp Gyoza with black mushrooms, chicken wings, and Tatake Tuna with a...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing!!!! Amazing!!!! Amazing!! All I can say! And the staff is so so friendly it's really noticeable. Menu is simple but the flavors of the food bowl are delicious. I had a Seedy Side Ramen. Nice corner spot with inside and outside cute seating. Totally...More

Thank Nathalie N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-269-4626
Only 8 months old so fairly new. Located in Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego CA.
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