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Kagura Ramen Izakaya Review

@ San Mateo Downtown
279 Baldwin Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Wow! It has been a long time since I’ve written anything on this site. I apologize for the long break but I will try to continue to update this site as much as I can. And now onto the newest review…
Kagura Ramen …

izanami spicy garlic tonkotsu

Izanami Restaurant Review

@ South San Francisco
257 Grand Ave
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Izanami is one of the newest restaurants that opened on Grand Ave in downtown South San Francisco. It’s something that’s different on Grand Ave since most of the restaurants and stores on this street look old and outdated. Izanami looks very modern …

Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen with Mayu

Sobo Ramen

@ Oakland, Chinatown
988 Franklin St, Ste 186
(between 11th St & 10th St)
Oakland, CA 94607
A friend has been raving about this place to me for weeks. So when I was in the area over the weekend, I decided to give this place a try. Sobo Ramen is located in the heart of …


Menkui Tei Review

@ New York
60 W 56th Street
New York, New York
So during my recent trip to New York, my friends recommended this ramen place that was close to their apartment. They already admitted that it’s not the best but it will get my noodle soup fix. And since it was 30 degrees and …

Totto Spicy Ramen

Totto Ramen Review

@ New York
366 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019
Finally the long awaited Totto Ramen! I finally got to try this famous ramen joint this past week during my visit to New York. I’ve heard so much about this place from friends and articles online that this became my #1 ramen place …

Saiwaii Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen

Saiwaii Ramen Review

@ Outer Sunset
2240 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
I’ve been wanting to try Saiwaii for awhile now. I first heard about it during my visit to Food Buzz Blogger Festival back in October of 2012. A fellow noodle lover I met there had told me her favorite ramen spot was Saiwaii. I …

Santa Ramen

Santa Ramen Review

Santa Ramen
1944 S El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94403

Santa Ramen has been around for a long time. They have a long history in San Mateo and it is probably the most well known ramen restaurant around this area, if not, the whole entire Bay Area. Santa Ramen has been around for …

Kirimachi Tonkotsu Ramen

Kirimachi Ramen Review

450 Broadway St
(between Kearny St & Rowland St)
San Francisco, CA 94133

I found out about this ramen place through a Japanese restaurant that had fliers advertising this place. So I went on Yelp to see if it was legit and from the reviews and pictures, it looked pretty good. So being the …

Katana-Ya Ramen Salt Rich Butter Corn

Katana-Ya Ramen Review

@ Union Square, San Francisco
430 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Katana-Ya has been opened for about 5-6 years and is a staple for ramen in San Francisco. Almost everyone I talked to says you have to try this place at least once if you come to San Francisco. Located in the heart …


Santouka Review

@ San Jose
Mitsuwa Marketplace
675 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA 95129

I have been wanting to try this place for a long time since I heard so many good things about this place. I made my drive from the peninsula to San Jose to give this ramen place a try on a Saturday …