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Santouka Ramen

Noodle House and Ramen Restaurant$$$$
Costa Mesa
  • Ranked #2 for noodle houses in Costa Mesa
  • Angel G.
    "spicy miso ramen with extra oil and special pork is the best"(5 Tips)
    Shirley A.
    "Must try the toroniku (special fatty pork) ramen."(4 Tips)
    Priscilla @.
    "Spicy Miso Ramen with skated egg hits the spot."(6 Tips)
    Olga V.
    "Salt ramen with extra pork is the best of the best."(2 Tips)
49 Tips and reviews
  • ramen
  • toroniku
  • good for a quick meal
  • pork
  • casual
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  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HabermanMarch 24
    Been here 5+ times
    This is literally the best ramen in the world. Their broth is out of this world good.
  • Slayphanie
    SlayphanieSeptember 28, 2016
    Not as good as the west la location.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SacksMarch 13, 2016
    You absolutely must get the pork over rice bowl
  • Alyssa H.
    Alyssa HirschJanuary 22, 2016
    They have great ramen. You get a lot of food for a good price.
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TranJanuary 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy miso
  • Monique K.
    Monique KuwaharaAugust 29, 2015
    Very, very delicious ramen and quick service
  • Olga V.
    Olga ValentinaApril 4, 2015
    If you are a fan of ramen. That's your place. Salt ramen with extra pork is the best of the best.
  • Danny T.
    Danny TsengDecember 29, 2014
    This place has tasty ramen.
  • Matt C.
    Matt ClineDecember 14, 2014
    Combos! So laid back and traditional. Ramen is meant to be this way: cheap and true.
  • Vicky C.
    Vicky ChangDecember 4, 2014
    Spicy miso ramen
  • John O.
    John OlsenNovember 16, 2014
    So many signs with so many rules....Seinfeld could have done the Ramen Nazi here
  • Priscilla @.
    Priscilla @shescookinOctober 31, 2014
    Spicy Miso Ramen with skated egg hits the spot. Remember - cash only!
  • Robin C.
    Robin ChenOctober 25, 2014
    Good place to eat if you plan to shop. Parking is rough though.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MillerSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Shiso Ramen. The best.
  • Martin D. C.
    Martin D. CiaoAugust 19, 2014
    Spicy Miso is my favorite as it has the most complex flavors than just shoyu, shio, or misplaced. Order the combo if you are hungry and want something other than just noodle and soup!
  • John O.
    John OlsenAugust 18, 2014
    I like my ramen spicy!
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IAugust 8, 2014
    Cash only! ATM by the mitsuwa entrance.
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IAugust 8, 2014
    Salt tonkotsu ramen is better than spicy one. Ramen Yamadaya is better.
  • myclue
    myclueJune 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is awesome!
  • Johnny N.
    Johnny NguyenOctober 9, 2013
    Spicy Miso special pork ramen!
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSAugust 31, 2013
    Try the Special 106 With Spicy MISO & Natto - His dish!
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSAugust 31, 2013
    Try the Chasu Shio Ramen -
  • Eric T.
    Eric TangAugust 21, 2013
    Try the Miso Ramen
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisJuly 22, 2013
    Try the Miso Ramen - Hope to become a regular at this little food court. Quick lunch during a client visit earlier this month in the O.C.
  • Selva S.
    Selva SundramJuly 19, 2013
    The ramen here are great.
  • George M.
    George MoxomJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You can get extra bamboo for free! Just ask them
  • Laura L.
    Laura LindsayApril 16, 2013
    Try an egg on the side!
  • Glen F.
    Glen FujimotoFebruary 12, 2013
    Remember, cash only!
  • Michael Antonio
    Michael AntonioDecember 27, 2012
    Santouka has the best ramen at Mitsuwa!
  • Mark N.
    Mark NavarreteMay 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Toroniku all the way.
  • Chau N.
    Chau NguyenApril 21, 2012
    Spicy music ramen on a cold day
  • Carolynne R.
    Carolynne R.January 4, 2012
    Thought the Toriniku ramen's broth was too salty. Go for the spicy miso instead.
  • tiffa l.
    tiffa lDecember 31, 2011
    their salt flavor broth is delicious, but order with less salt unless you like it really salty
  • BaBoy
    BaBoyNovember 6, 2011
    #21 with special pork and a side of salted egg.
  • TheBC
    TheBCOctober 19, 2011
    It is as good as purported.
  • Shirley A.
    Shirley AuSeptember 11, 2011
    Expect a long line, but it is well worth it. Must try the toroniku (special fatty pork) ramen.
  • Eric I.
    Eric IwamotoAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Cash only. There's a BofA ATM near the elevator at the Mitsuwa entrance.
  • Angel G.
    Angel GarciaJuly 8, 2011
    spicy miso ramen with extra oil and special pork is the best Read more
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeJune 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Must try the Toroniku Special Pork. Best pork you'll ever taste. Read more
  • Shalina P.
    Shalina PeeraApril 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    salt ramen with special pork is my fav Read more
  • Kristen W.
    Kristen WongFebruary 10, 2011
    Their miso ramen is my all-time favorite.
  • Francis
    FrancisFebruary 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    My own personal recommendation is the Salt (Shio) Ramen with Toroniku (pork). MAGICAL!
  • Jason S.
    Jason SuDecember 7, 2010
    Be wary of the wait. Get the miso pork ramen. The Set orders aren't really worth it unless you really like the rice. The ramen is the highlight.
  • Andrew
    AndrewDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy miso all the way. Don't come during peak lunch hours unless you like waiting on an empty stomach
  • Kimmie C.
    Kimmie ChannOctober 15, 2010
    Good ramen but takes forever to get your order!
  • Duy V.
    Duy VOSeptember 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the pork rice bowl and a #9. Best Ramen this side of the Atlantics
  • Di - Chowmut L.
    Di - Chowmut LeAugust 29, 2010
    Set A, miso with a side of pork cheek! Best way to roll.
  • Phil D.
    Phil DunnApril 12, 2010
    Go small on the bowl. Too much food if u get the set.
  • roycifer
    royciferJuly 20, 2009
    get the shio (salt) ramen. the broth will floor you.
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