Ramen Dojo

Ramen Restaurant · Downtown San Mateo
805 S B St (at 8th St), San Mateo, CA 94401, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Wed–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:30 PM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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    Amy M.
    "Garlic pork ramen is to die for...the broth here is amazing."(19 Tips)
    C D.
    "garlic pork broth + fresh seaweed + extra quail eggs"(8 Tips)
    William J.
    "The regular spicy garlic pork was excellent."(6 Tips)
    Anh P.
    "Garlic pork mild spicy ramen always hits the spot."(6 Tips)
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  • ramen
  • pork
  • spicy food
  • garlic
  • lively
  • authentic
  • cozy
  • casual
  • squid legs
  • good for dates
  • good service
  • corn
  • great value
  • cod
  • fried squids
  • seaweed
  • chicken
  • curry
  • tonkatsu
  • crowded
  • Nirnaya L.

    Great soup and pork!

    Nirnaya Lohani · 2 weeks ago
  • Emily

    Garlic pork is like a lighter tonkotau base. Go for regular spicy - I like spicy and even regular burned a little. Spicy cod roe is very salty, but worth adding!

    Emily · 3 weeks ago
  • Ceasar B.

    Pricey ramen and no head waiter at the door. Food is okay.

    Ceasar Bautista · September 26
  • Fred L.

    Be prepare for a half hour waiting line, but it has the best ramen in San Mateo

    Fred Liang · September 9
  • Vivian W.

    Best spicy ramen! Garlic pork all the way

    Vivian Wang · September 1
  • Rachelle G.

    1hr+ wait on a Sunday in July

    Rachelle Galeon · July 27
  • Nancy T.

    There's a reason why there is always a long line forming before the restaurant even opens.

    Nancy Tran · July 7
  • Natalie

    garlic pork ramen FTW!

    Natalie · June 24
  • Vicki T.

    Tiny restaurant with long lines, but worth the wait! Get the spicy garlic pork ramen!

    Vicki Tran · June 18
  • Brian S.

    This place serves basically one entree: ramen and it's very good. All topped the same, and with three flavors: Garlic/Pork (my recommdation) Soy Bean, and Soy Sauce. You also choose the heat level.

    Brian Strauss · May 22
  • Adrian C.

    Make sure you go early to avoid the line! also they have a possibility to run out of broth so make sure you get the most popular one (spicy garlic pork) !

    Adrian Chen · May 21
  • William J.

    The regular spicy garlic pork was excellent. Mild may be just spicy enough for some. Go extra noodle and quail egg!

    William Johnson · May 11
  • tina h.

    their noodles have a really good texture; still kinda chewy! love the soy bean soup base. add bamboo shoots!

    tina huang · May 7
  • Armelle G.

    Some of the best ramen I've ever had. Amazing broth!

    Armelle Goreux · April 11
  • Sherry L.

    Get in line before they open to minimize waiting

    Sherry Li · April 10
  • Zach T.

    Very good, long waits tho

    Zach Thomas · February 24
  • Dave H.

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

    Dave Holtz · February 16
  • Linda H.

    Soy flavor with extra quail eggs

    Linda Hartsema · February 8
  • Vic Z.

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

    Vic Zaud · February 7
  • Luica M.

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

    Luica Mak · January 31
  • Michael M.

    My favorite noodle style of any ramen place I've been to in the Bay Area. They'll bring you extra after you finish (kaedama) if you ask, but save some broth. 'Regular Spicy Garlic Pork' was great

    Michael Muse · January 29
  • 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

  • Cameron W.

    Disappointed. The broth wasn't seasoned properly and the egg was a cold afterthought. Must have been a bad day based on all the hype. I love ramen enough to enjoy OK ramen, didn't enjoy this at all.

    Cameron Wylie · December 21, 2014
  • Yue P.

    Garlic pork ramen is very good!

    Yue Pan · December 7, 2014
  • Jordan S.

    The garlic pork broth is the bomb. Mild spiciness is decently spicy and tastes great! Unfortunately, they ran out of a lot of items when we got here so come early.

    Jordan Staniscia · November 26, 2014
  • Andy

    Pork ramen

    Andy · November 23, 2014
  • H K.

    Try garlic pork flavor with extra pork, medium spicy. Nomnom

    H K · November 9, 2014
  • Natalie V.

    Garlic pork + curry + corn + seaweed 👌

    Natalie Venuto · November 6, 2014
  • Runqiu C.

    Best ramen in the Bay Area. Get there at 5 before it opens to be in the first seating. Get the garlic pork flavor with fresh seaweed.

    Runqiu Cai · September 28, 2014
  • Omar

    Garlic pork ramen.

    Omar · September 27, 2014
  • Tiffany L.

    Must order deep fried taco yaki! Surprisingly authentiv! Ramen is so awesome too!

    Tiffany Liu · September 25, 2014
  • Charlobo s.

    If you want to spare yourself a wait come early for lunch on a weekday or even the weekend.

    Charlobo s. · September 23, 2014
  • Shirley L.

    Amazing garlic and pork ramen! Def come before 530PM dinner opening (at around 5) to get in line and get slotted for first round of seating.

    Shirley Liu · August 31, 2014
  • Lauren R.

    Almost as good as Ippudo (NYC).. Not as ambient and fun, but definitely tasty. Fried squid legs are great.

    Lauren Rose · August 26, 2014
  • Jodie M.

    They only seat 30 people at a time so be patient with the wait! Good garlic ramen :)

    Jodie M · August 23, 2014
  • Phong N.

    Best spicy ramen in the Bay Area. Come early and be prepared to wait.

    Phong Nguyen · August 23, 2014
  • Genevieve B.

    The waiting line is no joke

    Genevieve Bunda · August 14, 2014
  • Stephen L.

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

    Stephen Luo · August 10, 2014
  • Bernard M.

    Everything is good here. Try the potstickers not just the ramen.

    Bernard Mcmanus · August 10, 2014
  • Taro K.

    Descent tonkotsu pork flavored ramen. Best around SM area. Expect long line...

    Taro Kurosawa · August 8, 2014
  • SFGate

    Yes, there will be lines, but Dojo sets the standard for sutamina-style ramen. The standard bowl comes with fatty pieces of pork, mushroom, chives, bell pepper, quail egg and garlicky chicken gravy. Read more

    SFGate · August 2, 2014
  • 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
  • Chris N.

    Potstickers are overpriced!

    Chris Nguyen · June 12, 2014
  • Tricia L.

    Think this place has gone downhill - not much broth and average toppings. There was no wait on friday night. Must be reason why. Check our kagura on Baldwin ave instead.... Much better!!

    Tricia Lee · June 7, 2014
  • Dev

    Spicy Garlic Pork Ramen

    Dev · April 30, 2014
  • Vyoma

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

    Vyoma · April 16, 2014
  • Maggz L.

    Garlic pork ramen bomb

    Maggz L · April 13, 2014
  • Geordie E.

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

    Geordie E. · March 24, 2014
  • Agnel S.

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

    Agnel Sfeir · March 11, 2014
  • 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 Kwiatkowski · February 4, 2014

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