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Ajisen Ramen

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211 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4014
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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17:30 - 21:00
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Redwood City, California
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191 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here 3 times and the pork ramen (#1) hasn't disappointed. You do have the option to order a larger bowl. I didn't catch that the first 2 times! Pic is of the regular size though.

Thank Timothy Y
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted to try ramen again and decided to try yet another one of the many ramen restaurants in San Mateo. I have to say, I loved this place equally as much as the first place I went. The ramen here came with an egg , which was nice. The meat was very tasty too. The noodles are a bit different... More 

Thank Biglaugh
San Mateo, California, United States
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I came here for lunch and ordered the #1 or most popular ramen or the meat lover's soup, which came right away. Wished I had ordered a hardboiled egg to go into my ramen. The broth was adequately flavorful but I thought it enhanced more by the sesame oil condiment at the table and as advertised on the menu loaded... More 

Thank Anna L
San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We always go this Japanese authentic ramen, the soups are fine good tasting flavor. All kind of soups the best one is the steak ramen, if your kids don't like soup they have original chicken nuggets and french fries . For those tourist here in San Francisco CA if you like ramen soup I think this is the restaurant you... More 

Thank RLNA M
Melbourne, Australia
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631 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

When we drove into San Mateo along East 3rd, we start to realize we may be able to find all 380 restaurants listed in San Mateo within two or 3 blocks. Nearly every shop is a restaurant providing wide choices and price options. Carparking was difficult to find this Sunday night as several public car parks were closed. We decided... More 

Thank H L
Palo Alto, California
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318 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

The place was busy and the staff was attentive. However, as soon as our noodles were served , the first thing we noticed was the hard boiled half of an egg nestled on top of the noodles. We thought this was a bad omen.......isn't the egg yolk supposed to be a little undercooked? Although the noodles were chewy and the... More 

Thank Sharon L
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31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

Went in with a friend as sushi Sam was full. The service was great and fast. I ordered veggie soup and my friend ordered spicy ramen. Pretty average.

Thank Limorkiti
Jersey City, New Jersey
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

My friend and I stumbled into this place while walking around downtown San Mateo, searching for a dinner place. Japanese ramen - it looked interesting from the outside, and the restaurant had lots of people in it. So, that's a good sign, right? Indeed it was! The ramen was very tasty -- I had the #1 pork ramen with a... More 

Thank Grace V
San Luis Obispo, California
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250 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

Found this little place while spending the day downtown waiting for a flight out of SFO. If you are a fan of Ramen - a traditional Japanese noodle soup "comfort food", then you will LOVE Ajisen. I highly recommend the Premium Pork Noodle Ramen, $9.95. The miso broth is excellent, and it comes with a copious amount of noodles (fresh... More 

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Truckee, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2012

The service was great our waitress was friendly and knew the menu well. She was able to provide recommendations based off finding out what our individual tastes were and I must say she did a great job. We loved our dinner and from the time we walked in to the time we finished our meal it was about 30 minutes.... More 

Thank Kate E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?