Katana-Ya

Noodle House, Japanese Restaurant, and Ramen Restaurant
430 Geary St (at Mason St), San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Hours:
Open until 1:15 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–1:15 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
No

Japanese ramen place in the heart of San Francisco! Our foursquare account is now verified and we are now on Facebook and Twitter too!

8.5/10

Based on 788 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Brian
    "7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the chasu ramen is delicious."(9 Tips)
    Rushil A.
    "Loved the lava flow spicy tuna sushi with fried chicken ramen."(16 Tips)
    Aaron D.
    "You can't go wrong with the fried chicken ramen in miso broth."(7 Tips)
    KK C.
    "Go for the chashu ramen with miso soup base, it is really good."(7 Tips)
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  • ramen
  • spicy food
  • fried chicken
  • sushi
  • good for a late night
  • authentic
  • casual
  • cozy
  • lively
  • udon
  • great value
  • gyoza
  • good for a quick meal
  • pork
  • dumplings
  • kimchi
  • fish
  • big portions
  • miso
  • sashimi
  • Jiexi C.

    Tasty Ramen

    Jiexi Cao · 1 week ago
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  • Justin S.

    Katana ramen includes karage and gyoza in the broth - which is good because there isn't much pork besides. The miso flavor is amazing and the corn is a great addition. Among the best in the game

    Justin Scott · 1 week ago
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  • Stephen G.

    Katana-Ya ramen has everything

    Stephen Garza · 2 weeks ago
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  • Staff Picks

    Ramen is a trending taste in SF this summer! Join in on the fun at Katana-Ya where the locals love ordering the chasu ramen. Enjoy!

    Staff Picks · 2 weeks ago
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  • Dan F.

    Kinda confusing entry as there're 2 doors to same restaurant. Otherwise good

    Dan Fleischer · 2 weeks ago
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  • Sahar A.

    Ask for vegetarian ramen with miso and specify non-meat (pork) based broth. Add the fried chicken (karaage). The sho-chu is strong! If you prefer sweet, the plum wine is like liquid candy.

    Sahar A · 2 weeks ago
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  • Rewan P.

    They usually having a wait outside during lunch. The katana ya ramen is awesome. Do try their fried chicken. They also have decent sushi rolls.

    Rewan Parti · 3 weeks ago
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  • Nancy T.

    Authentic restaurant but the wait for a table can be long. Good options for vegetarians.

    Nancy Tran · 3 weeks ago
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  • Horia D.

    Their ramen is to die for

    Horia Dragomir · 3 weeks ago
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  • Kevin M.

    Try the Katana-Ya Ramen - (via @Foodspotting)

    Kevin McCarthy · 3 weeks ago
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  • Eli H.

    Best ramen I've ever had

    Eli Hickox · June 27
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  • Alley H.

    Kaarage is killer

    Alley Hector · June 25
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  • Britta D.

    Roasted chicken miso ramen and gyoza appetizer.

    Britta Droy · June 25
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  • Osamu S.

    サンフランにしては なかなか美味い

    Osamu S · June 11
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  • Elliott P.

    Katana-Ya Ramen with corn, potstickers, fried chicken, and BBQ pork

    Elliott Poppel · May 23
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  • Tristan T.

    Totally recommend the Katanaya ramen, so good! Definitely one of the best ramen I ever had.

    Tristan Tran · May 23
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  • Jessica S.

    Friendly staff, clean restroom, awesome ramen!

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  • Zhenkun X.

    used to be a wonderful ramen place but now just sucks donno why they use instant noodle to replaced the ramen. wont come again

    Zhenkun Xin · May 14
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  • Derek 🐐🐙 H.

    Skip it. Sub par noodles and overcooked egg

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  • Kristan B.

    Ownership has changed and so has the broth and staff. Not as awesome as before but still good.

    Kristan Bonde · May 7
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  • Marco A.

    Miso lamen

    Marco Asato · April 21
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  • Marco A.

    Good ramen. Nice service. The place is small. Lines are frequent.

    Marco Asato · April 21
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  • Lindsi G.

    Holy buttery salmon nigiri. Get your ramen with a miso base, rich, and medium spicy (unless you want to blow your nose every five minutes). Sapporo on tap was the perfect cleanser/finish.

    Lindsi Gish · April 4
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  • Sherry L.

    Overrated and the line is too long

    Sherry Li · March 18
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  • Jenny Q.

    The house Ramen is solid. Maybe get the gyoza and chicken on the side if you don't want them to get soggy. Also, beware long lines, even at 3pm

    Jenny Q · March 15
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  • Maia K.

    Pretty good, a solid B rating ramen. Tables are tiny so be mindful when ordering!

    Maia K.S. · March 13
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  • Angela N.

    Not that good as its reputation. Little bit disappointed.

    Angela Noh · March 7
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  • Isra

    Katana ya ramen, completo y muuuuuuy rico e original .

    Isra · March 5
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  • Kristina L.

    The vegetarian ramen with the miso broth is out of this world!

    Kristina Lee · February 23
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  • Dens

    Eh. This place was so-so. The fried chicken in your ramen is interesting but not "blow your mind" interesting.

    Dens · February 21
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  • Bastian K.

    It's Katana-ya or Ramen underground. Try both. Get the miso ramen here. Well worth the wait to be seated.

    Bastian Koell · February 16
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  • Eugene A.

    Nigiri: great for late nate 7

    Eugene Aero · February 16
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  • Yotam T.

    Food is so good. Slow service.

    Yotam Troim · February 8
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  • Miguel C.

    Try the buttercorn ramen :)

    Miguel Cervera · February 7
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  • MANO

    If you like your dumplings and fried chicken crispy you can ask for it on the side otherwise they will dump it in your Katana-Ya Soup.

    MANO · February 7
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  • Simon S.

    Not bad and ok ramen. Their staff are v friendly tho

    Simon Sok · February 6
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  • Sihak J.

    Best ramen place ever!

    Sihak Jang · January 30
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  • Michael M.

    Not typical/authentic ramen but their namesake bowl is a kind of chicken sink option (love the fried veggie dumplings it came with) that was great since I was super hungry.

    Michael Muse · January 29
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  • Ilker Y.

    Epic Ramen Recommended :)

    Ilker Yenice · January 26
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  • Shaena

    The corn butter ramen is delicious. They have veggie friendly options too.

    Shaena · January 10
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  • Christopher N.

    What am I missing on this chasu ramen? The pork is like shoe leather. Nothing compared to San Mateo or NY Tonkatsu, etc.

    Christopher N · January 6
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  • Alex G.

    The deep fried spicy tuna must try! Not too spicy though but can feel the punch just like Tabasco

    Alex Goh · January 2
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  • Danny S.

    Used to be a Quiznos.

    Danny Skitsko · January 2
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  • Ming-Samurai L.

    Open till 2am

    Ming-Samurai Lai · December 22, 2014
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  • Nipun S.

    Excellent and popular ramen spot! Keep it simple and try the regular ramen with soy broth. You won't be disappointed.

    Nipun Sachdev · December 19, 2014
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  • Matt C.

    The spiciest miso broth is so perfect. Curry was great too. That's the rainy day combo!

    Matt Cline · December 17, 2014
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  • Keith B.

    Good location.

    Keith Barrows · December 14, 2014
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  • Matt C.

    The namesake ramen is beyond good. Ask for it rich whatever your broth preference.

    Matt Cline · December 14, 2014
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  • Jae P.

    miso ramen + uni ikura don is dericious

    Jae Park · December 13, 2014
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  • Daniel R.

    Try Katanaya-Ramen with a Sapporo Draft Beer

    Daniel R · December 8, 2014
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