Ramen Dojo

Ramen / Noodle House, Japanese Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant
805 S B St (at 8th St), San Mateo, CA 94401
Closed until 11:30am (Show more)
  • Mon, Wed–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:30 PM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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  • "Spicy garlic pork ramen with a scoop of chicken gravy is Dojo's..." (5 tips)
  • "Remember - garlic pork flavor is the way to go. Regular spicy. Extra..." (9 tips)
  • "Order garlic pork broth with mild spicy. Their ramen style is..." (6 tips)
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Garlic Pork Flavor Ramen and spot it on Foodspotting!

    Foodspotting · December 14, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • Foodspotting

    Try the soy sauce ramen and spot it on Foodspotting!

    Foodspotting · December 14, 2010
  • 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 L. · February 10, 2011
  • Burp

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

    Burp · August 18, 2011
  • Selena W.

    The garlic pork broth is SO GOOD.

    Selena W. · November 10, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • Andy W.

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

    Andy W. · December 5, 2010
  • Rhia R.

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

    Rhia R. · August 6, 2011
  • Emily L.

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

    Emily L. · November 15, 2011
  • 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 L. · January 27, 2011
  • Pete M.

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

    Pete M. · September 20, 2011
  • James G.

    Try the Garlic Pork Flavor Extra Spicy Ramen with Extra Roast Pork, Quail Eggs, Corn, and Spicy Cod Roe (via @Foodspotting)

    James G. · April 23, 2011
  • 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 C. · January 15, 2011
  • 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 C. · January 15, 2011
  • Alicia M.

    spicy pork is bomb :D

    Alicia M. · August 27, 2010
  • Kapo T.

    Order their extra spicy on a cold night!

    Kapo T. · May 11, 2010
  • MCB

    Deeeeelish! Spicy pork and extra eggs FTW!

    MCB · October 23, 2012
  • Alyssa R.

    Get here early. Super early.

    Alyssa R. · September 9, 2011
  • Stephen T.

    best ramen

    Stephen T. · May 29, 2011
  • Noele L.

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

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

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

    Aki K. · May 29, 2010
  • Enia T.

    Delicious! But be careful with your spice.

    Enia T. · April 7, 2013
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    Wiewie D. · April 4, 2013
  • Carrie L.

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

    Carrie L. · April 4, 2013
  • 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 N. · March 28, 2013
  • Lawrence S.

    Try the Extra Spicy Garlic Pork Ramen with Extra Quail Egg - The best ... (via @Foodspotting)

    Lawrence S. · December 7, 2012
  • Arlyn V.

    Try the Garlic Pork Flavor Ramen (via @Foodspotting)

    Arlyn V. · October 1, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Anna T.

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

    Anna T. · June 17, 2012
  • Stephen T.

    best ramen south bay

    Stephen T. · June 11, 2012
  • 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
  • Kathryn H.

    Garlic Ramen !

    Kathryn H. · February 24, 2012
  • Morgan K.

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

    Morgan K. · November 26, 2011
  • Rose A.

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

    Rose A. · September 13, 2011
  • Toby C.

    how come no one talks about the edamame here?

    Toby C. · May 19, 2011
  • Cat D.

    garlic pork broth + fresh seaweed + extra quail eggs

    Cat D. · January 6, 2011
  • S S.

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

    S S. · January 2, 2011
  • Yas H.

    The roasted pork is delicious!

    Yas H. · October 7, 2010
  • Vyoma

    Best ramen ever, worth the long wait in the cold. Get the garlic pork flavor.

    Vyoma · 1 day ago
  • Maggie L.

    Garlic pork ramen bomb

    Maggie L. · 3 days ago
  • Geordie E.

    The regular spicy is actually pretty spicy. The kind that lingers. It's good.

    Geordie E. · 3 weeks ago
  • Agnel S.

    They actually kicked us out to seat other people who were waiting in line. Waitress was very rude

    Agnel S. · March 11
  • Michael K.

    Extra spicy pork (isn't too spicy) with fresh seaweed is Big Hitter ramen. Get there at 11:15 am if you want to make first sitting. Ask for two waters when you're seated

    Michael K. · February 4
  • Lawrence S.

    Try the Garlic Pork - (via @Foodspotting)

    Lawrence S. · January 23
  • Tiffany C.

    Ehh just ok. Eggs over-cooked, and they don't give enough soup. Soup's not as flavorful as I expected. There's only wavy noodle choice here, it's good but not outstanding.

    Tiffany C. · January 18
  • Myriam C.

    The wait is worth it ! Delicious!

    Myriam C. · January 15

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