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Santouka Ramen

Ramen Restaurant
Back Bay West, Boston
Tips and Reviews icon25 Tips and reviews
  • ramen
  • lively
  • casual
  • spicy food
  • trendy
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  • Elliott K.heart icon on user image
    Elliott KimJuly 24, 2016
    Small space, <20 seats. Stripped down menu, but they seat you communal style like in Japan and you're in and out quickly.
  • Carrie C.heart icon on user image
    Carrie CollinsAugust 5, 2016
    Try all the ramen. My favorite is the spicy miso. Don't forget the (perfectly soft boiled) egg!
  • Mark B.heart icon on user image
    Mark B.July 10, 2016
    I could eat here every night. Thank goodness I live right around the corner. Get their signature shio Ramen with a soft boiled egg!
  • Tainah M.
    Tainah M.August 9, 2016
    Very tasty ramen. Getting to choose the thickness of your noodles is a plus. The restaurant itself is tiny, so be prepared for a wait (they'll text you when a table is ready).
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    xinaJanuary 17, 2017
    I've been longing for good ramen since moving to Boston from Los Angeles. This isn't Daikokuya, but it's the next best thing. Adding a soft boiled egg is optional here (it shouldn't be - get it).
  • Tim H.
    Tim HettlerJuly 21, 2016
    Tiny little shop, but their reservation system texts you when your table is ready. Get the Shio Ramen with a soft-boiled egg, then add some toasted sesame oil on top.
  • Sarp E.heart icon on user image
    Sarp ErkayaMay 15, 2017
    Small, cozy, "eat-and-go" ramen shop. Miso based ramen was super delicious! Perfect for a rainy Sunday ☔️ 🍜
  • Jason O.
    Jason O'BrienMay 11, 2023
    I've been eating this ramen in their Edgewater, NJ location for Y E A R S and there is a good reason why it's my #1! It's fantastic!!
  • Sergio R.heart icon on user image
    Sergio RamosJuly 9, 2016
    If you have a huge stomach for it, get the Cha Shu Ramen Large, extra Chashu and aji tama egg!!!!
  • nordheart icon on user image
    nordDecember 14, 2022
    This was some of the best ramen I've had. Loved the miso ramen.
  • Elspeth M.heart icon on user image
    Elspeth MacmillanSeptember 2, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Shio ramen - delicious! They have chili oil & flakes if you need more of a kick.
  • Thu D.heart icon on user image
    Thu DangOctober 7, 2018
    Best ramen. Better than best ramen places in NYC such as ippudo and totto.
  • Sofia P.heart icon on user image
    Sofia PapastamelosNovember 18, 2017
    Loved the spicy miso broth! Come early because the line can get long.
  • Mad S.
    Mad SarJune 8, 2018
    The servers are so nice! And the food is just divine!
  • Rahul C.heart icon on user image
    Rahul ChhatwalDecember 13, 2018
    The best in the country, don’t miss!
  • Yoshitaka K.heart icon on user image
    Yoshitaka KawatoJuly 20, 2019
    combo set is best. 14$ if you choose small donburi .
  • Garima S.
    Garima ShrivastavaJuly 14, 2019
    Try neginamben.. spicy and delicious
  • Mark B.heart icon on user image
    Mark B.July 10, 2016
    Shio Ramen for the win.
  • Jacob A.heart icon on user image
    Jacob AronoffNovember 4, 2018
    The ramen is good, but the broth is a bit too salty for my taste even when I’m not getting a shio style
  • Rita B.heart icon on user image
    Rita BaltazarMay 14, 2017
    The spicy ramen!
  • Whitney R.heart icon on user image
    Whitney RoweDecember 2, 2016
    Solid ramen. Tiny place, waits all day long!
  • Ian P.heart icon on user image
    Ian PoynterJuly 23, 2016
    Ramen, of course.
  • Bradford F.heart icon on user image
    Bradford FlintNovember 21, 2021
    If you like spicy, try the Negi Namban.
  • Steve L.heart icon on user image
    Steve LiewAugust 3, 2016
    The ramen!
  • José S.heart icon on user image
    José Sánchez MezaFebruary 17, 2019
    Spicy Ramen
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