Ramen Dojo

805 S B St (at 8th St), San Mateo, CA 94401, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon, Wed–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:30 PM–9:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.2/10

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  • The Tastes that Make the City

    The garlic pork ramen is the best ramen in SF, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: SF Edition." Read more

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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Garlic Pork Flavor Ramen

    Foodspotting · December 14, 2010
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  • The Wall Street Journal

    This restaurant seats only 30, so regulars know to show up before the 11:30 a.m. opening. Ask for the mild broth which some consider more than mild. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · March 21, 2012
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  • Tristan

    Garlic Spicy Pork for the win! The broth is absolutely fantastic. Go "regular spicy"...extra spicy would be way too spicy. Go for extra noodles, seaweed (roasted) and egg. Then, thank me later

    Tristan · September 25, 2011
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the soy sauce ramen

    Foodspotting · December 14, 2010
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  • Andrew L.

    Be prepared to wait: it's popular and tiny inside. Make sure to get your name on the list outside the door or else you'll be waiting a long time! You can't go wrong with anything they offer here.

    Andrew Lam · February 10, 2011
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  • Serious Eats

    Spicy garlic pork ramen with a scoop of chicken gravy is Dojo's specialty. The miso broth is also a highlight, as are the quail eggs in each ramen. Come early and prepare to wait!

    Serious Eats · September 12, 2013
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  • Burp

    Spicy Pork is the way to go but get there early, runs out quick!

    Burp · August 18, 2011
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  • Anh P.

    Garlic pork mild spicy ramen always hits the spot. I always finish the broth, that's how good it is

    Anh P · November 2, 2010
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  • Andy W.

    Garlic pork flavor soup is the bomb! Would not pick extra spicy unless you like a slow burn on both ends

    Andy Wang · December 5, 2010
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  • Rhia R.

    Mild spicy garlic pork ramen with an extra quail egg. BAM!

    Rhia Reyes · August 6, 2011
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  • Emily L.

    Lest you forget to add extra quail eggs! Says 3pc/$1, so don't think twice...GET IT!

    Emily Leung · November 15, 2011
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  • John L.

    Better then Himawari! Better then Santa Ramen! Come here early and get in the list as soon as possible! Spicy garlic ramen with pork is to die for.

    John Le · January 27, 2011
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  • Pete M.

    Get it extra hot if you can take it. Well worth the effort.

    Pete Mortensen · September 20, 2011
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  • James G.

    Try the Garlic Pork Flavor Extra Spicy Ramen with Extra Roast Pork, Quail Eggs, Corn, and Spicy Cod Roe

    James Guigayoma · April 23, 2011
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  • Benedict C.

    This is the old Santa Ramen location before they moved to the plaza with Nijiya Market. Same owners, same ramen, different styles.

    Benedict Corpuz · January 15, 2011
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  • Benedict C.

    Make sure you put your name on the list so you get called to be seated. Don't call people out who arrived after you that are getting seated before you.

    Benedict Corpuz · January 15, 2011
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  • Alicia M.

    spicy pork is bomb :D

    Alicia M · August 27, 2010
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  • Kapo T.

    Order their extra spicy on a cold night!

    Kapo Tam · May 11, 2010
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  • Linda H.

    Soy flavor with extra quail eggs

    Linda Hartsema · 3 weeks ago
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  • MCB

    Deeeeelish! Spicy pork and extra eggs FTW!

    MCB · October 23, 2012
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  • Alyssa R.

    Get here early. Super early.

    Alyssa Reyes · September 9, 2011
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  • Stephen T.

    best ramen

    Stephen Tse · May 29, 2011
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  • Noele L.

    Ramen with quail eggs and roasted pork. So worth the trek and wait.

    Noele L. · May 19, 2011
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  • Aki K.

    Extra Spicy Tonkotsu is my favorite. No spicy Soy is also good for non-spicy eaters.

    Aki Koto · May 29, 2010
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  • Stephen L.

    Best ramen ever. Period. Definitely should avoid weekend, and it closes on Tuesday.

    Stephen Luo · August 10, 2014
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  • Michael K.

    Pork flavor extra spicy with fresh seaweed is the way to roll at this amazing establishment. Bam Ba Lam

    Michael Kwiatkowski · June 30, 2014
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  • Enia T.

    Delicious! But be careful with your spice.

    Enia Titova · April 7, 2013
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  • Wiewie D.

    Delish.......

    Wiewie Darmawan · April 4, 2013
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  • Carrie L.

    Mild spicy garlic pork. Don't forget to add extra pork!

    Carrie Li · April 4, 2013
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  • Peggy N.

    Had to wait 25 mins for a table but SO worth it! Mild spicy garlic pork with extra pork! Broth is so good :-)

    Peggy Nguyen · March 28, 2013
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  • Lawrence S.

    Try the Extra Spicy Garlic Pork Ramen with Extra Quail Egg - The best ...

    Lawrence Samantha · December 7, 2012
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  • Arlyn V.

    Try the Garlic Pork Flavor Ramen

    Arlyn Villarimo · October 1, 2012
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  • Ashley L.

    Max capacity is 24- get there 20-30 min before opening to get a seat. Garlic pork flavor seems to be the popular choice

    Ashley L · July 9, 2012
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  • Dave L.

    Get here early! On Sunday there were people waiting at 4:35p. By 5:15p the line was 30+ people long (well into the second seating).

    Dave L · July 2, 2012
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  • Anna T.

    Add extra quail eggs and extra pork! So worth it.

    Anna Tran · June 17, 2012
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  • Stephen T.

    best ramen south bay

    Stephen Tse · June 11, 2012
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  • Rich C.

    Get here early for lunch. The place fills up immediately. There is always a line but the wait is worth it!

    Rich C · March 14, 2012
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  • Kathryn H.

    Garlic Ramen !

    Kathryn Hsu · February 24, 2012
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  • Morgan K.

    Always have really long lines so be prepared to wait. Recommend the Garlic Pork Broth!

    Morgan Kyauk · November 26, 2011
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  • Richmark

    Try the Garlic Pork Flavor Ramen - Best ramen in the Bay. I added extra garlic, extra pork, corn and roasted seaweed.

    Richmark · October 20, 2011
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  • Rose A.

    Garlic Pork broth is a MUST. Add extra pork & a chicken egg.

    Rose Alvarez · September 13, 2011
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  • Toby C.

    how come no one talks about the edamame here?

    Toby C. · May 19, 2011
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  • Cat D.

    garlic pork broth + fresh seaweed + extra quail eggs

    Cat Du · January 6, 2011
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  • S S.

    Contain peanut oil - not a place for those w/ peanut allergy

    S S · January 2, 2011
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  • Yas H.

    The roasted pork is delicious!

    Yas Hirao · October 7, 2010
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  • Zach T.

    Very good, long waits tho

    Zach Thomas · 1 week ago
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  • Dave H.

    The garlic pork broth is very good - just get there before it runs out!

    Dave Holtz · 2 weeks ago
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  • Vic Z.

    Always get Ramen and wings. Can't miss the wings.

    Vic Zaud · 3 weeks ago
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  • Luica M.

    Absolutely love the ramen here and the soup is fantastic! I prefer adding roasted seaweed and an egg

    Luica Mak · January 31
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