Katana-Ya

Ramen / Noodle House, Japanese Restaurant, and Food
430 Geary St (at Mason St), San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Hours:
Open until 1:00 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 690 votes

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  • ramen
  • spicy food
  • fried chicken
  • sushi
  • good for a late night
  • udon
  • authentic
  • cozy
  • great value
  • casual
  • dumplings
  • lively
  • gyoza
  • soba
  • kimchi
  • fish
  • pork
  • good for a quick meal
  • miso
  • sashimi
  • Marco A.

    Miso lamen

    Marco Asato · 1 week ago
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  • Marco A.

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

    Marco Asato · 1 week ago
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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 Nyren · 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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  • Steven W.

    I'm a fan of thinner noodles, traditionally, but the flavor and vibe was what's up. The ramen is spaghetti thickness and quite filling.

    Steven Walker · December 4, 2014
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  • Paul T.

    Waiting list is stationed outside at the door. The Katana-Ya bowl has the best of everything and will leave you satisfied.

    Paul T. · November 25, 2014
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  • Thomas M.

    Awesome filling ramen! The Katanaya or BBQ Pork are must haves

    Thomas Meng · November 22, 2014
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  • toshihito s.

    スープにコクがないね〜

    toshihito suzuki · November 21, 2014
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  • Jack O.

    The Katana ya ramen has everything but the kitchen sink and it's delicious; pork, fried chicken, dumplings an egg and more. I went miso and rich. Nice.

    Jack Osborne · November 19, 2014
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  • Zack S.

    Here is the difference between normal and extra spicy in a photo.

    Zack Sheppard · November 16, 2014
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  • Diana R.

    The ramen here is decent, but the best part is that it is open late-night.

    Diana Robinson · November 14, 2014
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  • Josh B.

    The katanaya ramen is delicious. Great for someone who wants to try everything and can't decide what to get - it has a little of everything!

    Josh Berkowitz · November 11, 2014
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  • herm p.

    The ramen!

    herm pugay · November 2, 2014
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  • Caitlin B.

    Reaaally huge portions!

    Caitlin B · October 21, 2014
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  • Sabina B.

    The Katanaya Ramen is the heartiest, most satisfying meal you'll ever eat. If you're slightly less hungry, the deep fried chicken ramen is really really good too.

    Sabina B. · October 19, 2014
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  • Arijit D.

    Ordered same thing twice. Because it's good. Speciality Katana-ya Ramen with Miso Sauce. Soporra beer goes good with it...

    Arijit Dasgupta · October 19, 2014
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  • MLO

    Come for the ramen, stay for the Toro. Get there early and then head out for drinks in the mission.

    MLO · October 18, 2014
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  • Arijit D.

    Medium spicy Katanaya Ramen with Miso sauce is great. A must try. It's their speciality... Good place for lunch...

    Arijit Dasgupta · October 18, 2014
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  • Ty W.

    Not the best ramen in the city, but the late hours make it an ideal spot.

    Ty Wu · October 16, 2014
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  • Schlomo R.

    Late night food place and RAMEN

    Schlomo Rabinowitz · October 8, 2014
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  • Coulton V.

    Their ramen is A+.

    Coulton Vento · October 6, 2014
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  • Cleyton F.

    I had a very good experience here. Ask for sushis in a combo. Draft Japanese beer is fine too.

    Cleyton Ferreira · October 4, 2014
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  • Christopher G.

    Get the katana ya special, but don't be afraid to send it back if it's cold. Tasty when it's done right.

    Christopher Garcia · September 27, 2014
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  • Olof M.

    Very nice ramen. Stop in for a quick bite

    Olof Moriya · September 20, 2014
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