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Saiwaii Ramen

Ramen Restaurant$$$$
Outer Sunset, San Francisco
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  • Joe N.
    Joe NazzalSeptember 8
    Had the spicy garlic tonkatsu. Average ramen, decent portion. Really good lunch special. 6 piece roll and bowl of ramen for $11. Wouldn’t go out of my way for it. However they play some great music!
  • Jana
    JanaJuly 3
    Their lunch speacial for $10,95 includes ramen and roll 👍
  • Tobias S.
    The noodles were just about the only thing that didn't disappoint with the spicy garlic tonkotsu: A broth that was spicy but otherwise just boring, overcooked eggs and tough chashu.
  • Dan D.
    Dan DupreeFebruary 18
    Paradise roll
  • Nikolay S.
    Nikolay SazonovFebruary 11
    Not good at all, broth is not tasty, poor belly too fat, no smoke taste at all, many places around the city offer better ramen
  • TK-421
    TK-421December 4, 2016
    Mmm, pork belly. Tontontaksu Ramen is awesome, spicy or plain. They also serve Sushi which is great. Good restaurant and very nice service. Gave us a good lead on the R2 unit we're looking for too.
  • Ansell
    AnsellAugust 28, 2016
    Spicy Garlic Tonkatsu was outstanding! Add an Egg!
  • Vansi
    VansiJuly 24, 2016
    The cha shu isn't very good, the noodles are ok and the spicy garlic tonkatsu broth is good.
  • Jole P.
    Jole PJune 20, 2016
    Spicy miso broth is delishh
  • Siddarth P.
    Siddarth PrakashJune 11, 2016
    Ramen. Go classic with the Tonkotsu and get the spicy if you're into that. The egg is perfectly cooked so gotta toss that in as well.
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon M.May 18, 2016
    Love the garlic tonkotsu. If you can get here for lunch you get ramen + sushi for $11!
  • Row T.
    Row TejMarch 8, 2016
    Spicy garlic tonkatsu ramen
  • Deddy S.
    Deddy SusantoFebruary 19, 2016
    It's okk....
  • Annie B.
    Annie ButakovaJanuary 23, 2016
    Garlic miso ramen is amazing!
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.January 10, 2016
    Most perfectly cooked ramen egg ever. I'm a whimp when it comes to spiciness so I will order the mild spicy garlic tonkatsu broth next time. They give you a big portion of the karaage appetizer.
  • Carrie C.
    Carrie CollinsNovember 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Spicy garlic tonkatsu: the dream.
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy TranJuly 9, 2015
    I love the ramen and roll combo!!
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LuApril 18, 2015
    Spicy garlic miso!
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiMarch 18, 2015
    Pretty good pork ramen. Beef tongue app is good too.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyMarch 12, 2015
    Mild spicy means super spicy. Everything else about the ramen was... good, not the I'll-go-to-outer sunset good though. Dat egg doh...
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LuMarch 9, 2015
    Spicy miso ramen
  • fartz s.
    fartz smellerFebruary 28, 2015
    Hands down the best ramen in the city. Get the tonkatsu ramen with extra pork belly. You'll be happy you did.
  • Hillary L.
    Hillary LindemanJanuary 30, 2015
    Good ramen, not the best I've had in SF
  • Amber Y.
    Amber YuDecember 28, 2014
    Food quality is not consistent here. Sometimes the ramen is good. Had a few instances where the meat was old. Avoid everything on the menu unless it's spicy pork ramen.
  • nils j.
    nils jansonDecember 7, 2014
    The garlic is a fantastic condiment
  • Kelley Y.
    Kelley YNovember 16, 2014
    Ok ramen. Get tonkotsu. Not the best. Not the worst
  • Long Duk D.
    Long Duk DongSeptember 22, 2014
    Spicy tonkatsu ramen with pork belly oh and more pork belly. Is awesome. My favorite.
  • G
    GSeptember 14, 2014
    Spicy garlic miso ramen with egg...
  • Niko D.
    Niko DeMordauntAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Spicy garlic tonkatsu. Every time.
  • takishido n.
    takishido nekoAugust 10, 2014
    Best ramen in the city. They perfected the softboiled tea egg.
  • Miche
    MicheAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ramen on a foggy night is the best. Usually a short wait.
  • Josh A.
    Josh AdamsJuly 5, 2014
    Tonkotsu or bust. Service is wonderful. Pregame @ Durty Nelly's after getting your name on the wait list.
  • Linda G.
    Linda GeJune 29, 2014
    Close to the golden gate park. Though a little small, it's cozy and food there is great. Recommend the spicy ramen there.
  • Justen P.
    Justen PerezJune 9, 2014
    The pork tonkatsu with pork belly is awesome! Try the spicy soft shell crab too!
  • Liz .
    Liz 🦎March 2, 2014
    Skip the gyoza and get the karaage! So good! Ask for some mayo to dip and you'll be in heaven!
  • Valerie C.
    Valerie ChuongFebruary 14, 2014
    Spicy garlic tonkatsu is amazing!
  • Charlie M.
    Charlie MelbyeFebruary 10, 2014
    Spicy Garlic Tonkatsu 💕
  • Kris V.
    Kris Vera-PhillipsJanuary 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Chicken Karaage - #kvpinmybelly Crispy chicken skin on a stick in #SF. NOM. Nice touch with lemon juice
  • Danny R.
    Danny ReedJanuary 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I go here for the Tonkotsu w/pork belly or sushi combo. Best ramen around, decent sushi if you're in the mood for that instead.
  • Fong C.
    Fong ChinDecember 31, 2013
    First time trying Saiwaii sushi and I love it. It just melts in your mouth and the spiciness is just right. Must try!
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah Bruning MeronDecember 29, 2013
    Spicy garlic tonkatsu. Add pork belly. It's spectacular. Nap for dessert.
  • Evelyn H.
    Evelyn HuDecember 28, 2013
    Ankimo, spicy garlic tonkotsu, hatsu, unagi
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.December 23, 2013
    We tipped really good
  • Lenn P.
    Lenn PryorOctober 11, 2013
    Good Tonkotsu ramen. Like this place.
  • Kris V.
    Kris Vera-PhillipsAugust 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Chicken Karaage - #kvpinmybelly: Yummy fried chicken. Tasty starter before #Ramen good times.
  • Johnny A.
    Johnny AsiangutsJuly 4, 2013
    Does it take 15min. to put together an average miso ramen? #nonotreally
  • Alaa M.
    Alaa MalekApril 10, 2013
    The food smell amazing here
  • Tom M.
    Tom McGhanApril 8, 2013
    I prefer the standard tonkotsu to the spicy garlic version; no reason to mess up the deep rich flavor. Make sure to add an egg (perfectly cooked!) and of course, those braised pork belly chunks.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SeelyMarch 27, 2013
    The garlic tonkotsu bowl is the best ramen I've had in the city. Great spicy broth. Great pork. Will be back soon.
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MercerMarch 26, 2013
    Spicy soft crab is fantastic!!!!
  • Maybs M.
    Maybs MDecember 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The spicy garlic miso ramen is tasty, but get it if you can handle the heat.
  • eh?
    eh?August 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I think they have a new cook. Extra spicy now means no flavor and so much spice it will burn a hole in your stomach.
  • Cassie
    CassieJune 25, 2012
    Try the Shoyu Ramen Noodle
  • Connie C.
    Connie C.June 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The spicy garlic tonkatsu ramen with add-on egg and corn is mighty scrumptious.
  • Courtney J.
    Courtney JamesApril 14, 2012
    Try the Spicy Tonkatsu Ramen - De.Li.Cious
  • Baka M.
    Baka MonoApril 7, 2012
    Not as good as I remember
  • Jane N.
    Jane NguyenMarch 25, 2012
    Spicy garlic tonkatsu is awesome
  • Alex C.
    Alex ChengMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pork. Belly. Cubes. Get them.
  • John N.
    John NguyenJanuary 29, 2012
    First time ordering the chicken ramen. Definitely try their lunch combo.
  • cooper b.
    cooper betheaJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    if they have the chicken broth ramen special i highly recommend you get it--it's like a chicken tonkotsu, rich and concentrated.
  • Pamela T.
    Pamela TranDecember 31, 2011
    They are NOT doing the 10 for 10 check in deal! Amex is doing this without these restaurants' acknowledgment!
  • Toby C.
    Toby C.December 12, 2011
    chicken kaarage!
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KortNovember 9, 2011
    Not to vegetarian friendly, but the spicy tofu salad is good
  • Danny N.
    Danny NguyenOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Actually, it was terrible service here. Won't come back for a while.
  • Isabela
    IsabelaSeptember 4, 2011
    MISO. ALL. THE. WAY.
  • Crystal L.
    Crystal LeeAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy garlic tonkotsu ramen! Btw the lunch specials are $9.95 for ramen plus 6 piece sushi!
  • Photog Peter S.
    Try the agadashi tofu on the appetizer menu. Delicious!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChiangJune 8, 2011
    Whoa! 4 pieces of chashu in my tonkatsu ramen!
  • Danny N.
    Danny NguyenFebruary 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the ramen!
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 16, 2011
    Try the Tonkotsu Ramen w/ Pork Belly
  • Joanie M.
    Joanie McCollomOctober 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    You'll have to bring your own if they still don't have a liquor license.
  • Jason M.
    Jason M.August 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Tonkatsu ramen...da best!
  • Haoren L.
    Haoren LuAugust 15, 2010
    They have the same owner as Sawaii Sushi in the FiDi!
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