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Ryowa Ramen Noodle House

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859 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1233
+1 650-965-8829
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11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have always wanted to indulge in authentic ramen and this is the place for that. When you walk into a restaurant wth Japanese TV shows on the TV, the bar crowded with Japanese patrons, you know your in the right spot. The ramen bowls here are out of this world good. They are hearty and have the most incredible broth... More 

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Thank Staff61
Cupertino, California
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful ramen with different broth and meat options. I would recommend the sets that include fried rice and gyoza. The bar seating makes it difficult for groups to sit together.

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Thank kmtcupertino
Los Angeles, CA
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239 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant hit the spot on a cold, rainy night. The menu is limited but it has the traditional ramen offerings. It also has Kenny Blankenship/Takeshi's Castle playing on the TV which was quite a surprise for the uninitiated. The restaurant is fairly small with more counter seats than tables. The broth was hearty for a vegetarian soup with a... More 

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Thank HuntressCA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A little gem off the main Street. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. I had a ramen combo and struggled to finish the plat due to the fillingness of the dish. It's okay readers - I ploughed on and finished the dish!! Really well priced little gem.

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Thank Kenny S
Los Altos
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Waited more than 15 minutes to get four seats at the u-shaped bar. Many varieties of ramen with different soup bases. Waitress took our order before we got our seats. It seems each order was prepared individually, time consuming for the kitchen, rather than dropping ramen into different soup base. It was perfect for a cold night and inexpensive.

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Thank twosc
Los Altos, California
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I was on my way to a different restaurant for dinner when I saw two empty chairs at Ryowa. I've been wanting to eat here for years but never wanted to wait too long for a seat. So, I couldn't pass on the opportunity and I'm so glad I didn't. The ramen is really tasty. I had the Tonkatsu ramen... More 

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Thank FromLosAltos
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Came here for lunch over the weekend. Place is small and get crowded quick. Ordered Ryowa ramen and fried chicken. Portion was pretty big. I wasn't sure what it was, but the broth tasted kind of strange. Not necessarily bad, just wasn't what I expect from Ramen, nor I could put my finger on what it was.

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Thank Adam C
Kiev, Ukraine
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126 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

The place is nice with an interesting U shaped bar, which is unusual for a European eye. But there was only one waiter who clearly wasn't enough. Food was good and portions big. We had time to spend as we had a friends night out. If not for the conversation, we would've been bored and maybe even left as they... More 

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Thank Chihiro L
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

With the U- shaped bar this place looks like an authentic Japanese Ramen shop. The ramen was OK, nothing amazing nothing bad... Just average. The noodles were ok, not my favorite. The broth was ok, topping ok, everything was meh ok. I wouldn't go there again but I happened to be there and it was cold so it seemed like... More 

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Thank Tamara F
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

I went with my husband and a friend during lunch. It was one of the best Ramen I've ever had. I had the butter corn ramen; it was perfectly seasoned and not too salty. They serve you tea and kimchi with lunch. My husband had the ramen/fried rice/gyoza combo and he really liked it as well. Can't wait to go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Japanese, Soups, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 859 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1233
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-965-8829

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?