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202 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3904
+1 650-375-1005
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good49%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“tan tan men” (9 reviews)
“gyoza” (5 reviews)
“ramens” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Soups
$$ - $$$
202 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3904
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We liked the ramen here and ended up trying this place because Santa Ramen is closed on Tuesdays. It has a nice atmosphere with jazz playing in the background and old music albums decorating the walls. We both ordered the Tonkotsu ramen. I added a...More

Thank Chartreuse
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

A packed house is always a good sign. We thought enjoyed the tasty dishes at this downtown San Mateo establishment. Reasonable prices too.

Thank flipperpie
Reviewed 27 March 2018

I can only regret that I have discovered this place so late. I remember my first visit here. My taste buds are tingling with excitement just thinking about it! It was a hot day and I needed something cooling and light. I ordered Jar-Jar Men...More

Thank Acidov
Reviewed 12 March 2018

If the tables are full, when you walk in you grab the clipboard and write down your name to get on the list. No frills here - wait staff busy with more important matters. We had delicious gyoza followed by the pork bowl and the...More

Thank Morgan2010
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Let's start with the broth. The menu states that the stock is a combination of chicken and pork, and so I expected a depth of flavor, a heartiness or meaty flavor and slight thickness from gelatin that is the result of hours of boiling bones....More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Hip, friendly and tasty authentic ramen. Great broth, noodles and many choices. Also wide selection of other delicious classic Japanese small and large plates

Thank Kallen C
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This is the real deal. Superb broth, huge pieces of char su or pork belly. Vegetarian options as well. The karaage were crispy and not greasy, served with Japanese mayo. Will definitely go back!

Thank rggKaneohe
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

If i wanted to served in my weeding day Himawari would be te option, love it!! #tantanmen #loveofmylife #himawarimylove

Thank Iñigo C
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

A great place to take the family for some traditional ramen!!! Friendly staff and the food was fabulous. Also catered for our son who has a severe nut allergy! Great decor and the music was just right. Would highly recommended and will definitely be coming...More

Thank Expedition483783
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love this place. The ramen is always great - I usually get the deluxe tantan men. It's full of flavors and layers...and it is plenty of food to fill you up...if not too much to finish. The walls of the restaurant are covered...More

Thank Craig A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-375-1005
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