Posts Tagged ‘Ramen’

5 Sep

Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York City

Posted by, September 5th, 2016

Momofuku Noodle House New York exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Noodle Heaven! Best Pho? Momofuku Noodle is part of David Changs Momofuku empire. We choose this restaurant due to its accessible menu and moderate cost. We were not interested in his higher end places. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Apr

Star Noodle, Lahaina, Maui

Posted by, April 4th, 2016

Star Noodle Lahaina Maui exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Star Noodle is a popular Asian restaurant on Maui focusing on a variety of noodle dishes that originate from Japan through other Asian countries. This restaurant was originally on our must dine at list, but dropped off due to some bad comments on Chowhound. Sunset Magazine gave Star Noodle a big thumbs up. We reinstated it after a local said we had to give it a try. Frankly we were very happy that we changed our minds.

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20 Jan

Kagura Ramen Izakaya Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by, January 20th, 2014

kagura ramen izakaya san mateo Exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Kagura Ramen Izakaya is the sister restaurant to San Francisco’s Waraku on Post St. This Japanese restaurant joins a ton of others on virtually every block of downtown San Mateo. They focus on ramen for lunch and dinner along with a variety of small plates for dinner only.

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21 May

Santa Ramen Review, San Mateo

Posted by, May 21st, 2013

Santa Ramen San Mateo Exterior

Santa Ramen is a very popular Japanese noodle Ramen restaurant in San Mateo. Kazunori Kobayashi is the proprietor of this restaurant along with 2 others in the same city. Located in a small shopping mall with a Fresh Choice and JoAnn’s, the restaurant has achieved a legendary cult following and has long lines at both dinner and lunch times. We have eaten here many times with our last visit in November 2015.

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2 Jul

Orenchi Restaurant Review, Santa Clara

Posted by, July 2nd, 2012

Orenchi Santa Clara Exterior Decor

Why did we dine here? – Orenchi is a very popular Japanese Noodle House that has been on our hit list for a while. They are a sister restuarant to Sumika in Los Gatos. The broth that they use is cooked for a minimum of 18 hours. It is made with organic chicken, Canadian black pork, and filtered water. There is a line much of the time. We had to wait approximately 45 minutes for a Saturday night dinner. They close up when they run out of broth, which happened about 8:30pm on this particular evening.

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15 Feb

Ramen Parlor Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by, February 15th, 2012

Ramen Parlor San Mateo Exterior Decor

Why did we dine here? – Ramen Parlor is the third location in San Mateo from the legendary Santa Ramen folks. It is located one block from the original Santa Ramen, which now houses the very popular spicy ramen oriented Ramen Dojo. All three are owned by the same person.
This restaurant uses the same noodles as Santa Ramen but adds some lobster oil as well other toppings. In the evening, they have additional items on the Ramen Parlor menu including skewers. We have been here for both lunch and dinner with our last visit was in the spring of 2013.

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9 Jun

Ramen Dojo Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by, June 9th, 2010

Ramen Dojo recently opened in San Mateo at legendary Santa Ramen’s original location, no doubt hoping to capture some of its good karma. In fact it’s owned by the same people. They focus on spicy ramen, specifically Sutamina Ramen (aka Stamina Ramen) that is served in a couple restaurants.

Ramen Dojo San Mateo interior decor

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28 May

Ramen Santouka Restaurant Review, San Jose

Posted by, May 28th, 2010

Ramen Santouka San Jose exterior decor

Ramen Santouka is a legendary noodle shop located inside the Mitswa supermarket in San Jose just off Highway 280’s Saratoga exit. They have locations in many different cities around the world including Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »

18 Sep

Himawari Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by, September 18th, 2009

Himawari San Mateo Outside

Himawari is a Japanese Ramen Noodle house located in downtown San Mateo. Every block down here has a Japanese restaurant. Their chief rival, a couple miles away, is the legendary Santa Ramen along with its sister Ramen restaurants. They have a broader menu than Santa Ramen, with Rice Bowls, lots of appetizers, and many ramen options. We came on hot day and noted no air conditioning, just ceiling fans cranked up. Last visit October 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

18 Nov

Maru Ichi, Mountain View

Posted by, November 18th, 2008

Maru Ichi Mountain View 5

Maru ichi is a Japanese Noodle restaurant on Castro street in Mountain View. With so many restaurants nearby, this place stands out. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Oct

Ramen HALU Review, San Jose

Posted by, October 5th, 2008

Ramen Halu Front

Ramen HALU is a popular Japanese noodle house in a strip mall off 280 in San Jose.  There is wait here most times, but not as crazy as well known Santa Ramen in San Mateo.   The main draw is the tasty ramen noodles in four different styles but just one broth.  This is in contrast to Santa Ramen that has one type of noodle, and 3 types of broth.  There is a limited selection of salads and appetizers. If you are not into noodles, avoid this place. Read the rest of this entry »