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Ramen Parlor

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901 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4207
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:15
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:15
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seven diners, almost all old friends, one a professional chef, a couple of foodies, plus another who values quantity -- we were all blown out of our minds. This place draws the crowds, has the wait/ordering/serving down to a science, and has the tastiest pork broth ever. It topped my go-to after one sip. My order came with half of... More 

Thank Lauren S
New York City, New York
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200 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

One of us had the Curry shrimp ramen and 2 of had the Lobster garlic pork ramen. There is no lobster in the ramen; not sure why it has that name unless they use lobster shells for the broth. The broth was very rich and flavorful. Probably the best we have had so far. We waited about an hour to... More 

Thank J L
Millbrae, California
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My GF brought me here due to its popularity. Few months ago, she and I ate at Dojo Ramen which was few blocks away. I wanted to make a comparison so we also came here. I had the classic Parlor Ramen with lobster garlic sauce. The sauce was quite rich. The serving was quite small. Nothing special about this place... More 

Thank Rowena L
San Francisco, California
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139 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I don't eat pork and didn't have the heart to tell my dining companion who raved about this place and brought me here. Pork ("Pieces", ground, even porky broth) is in all the ramen bowls, so if you keep kosher or Halal, stay away. My companion loved his ramen bowl, so big he took some of it home. I did... More 

Thank 1SFOSO
San Francisco, California
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

They offer their unique lobster based ramen in the first page of their menu. And of course you don't want to miss that taste. Moreover, you could customize your ramen by adding your own favorite veges and meat. Their desserts are well prepared too. Be there early enough so that you dont need to wait in a long line and... More 

Thank Sherry_Geek
San Jose, California
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Get there early if you don't want to wait long. There's always a line. We were there at 11:20 and seated promptly at 11:30, eating ten minutes later. All the ramen is good .... Though Maru Ichi in mountain View is still better. Ask for an extra egg. Cooked to perfection.

Thank VictoriaK2
Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

There were a few ramen places in Mateo but I decided to go with this one and I am not disappointed! Long queue but it's worth it! Good portion of ramen and tried chicken karage too delicious. Will be back for next time around!

Thank neonxxx78
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Arrived after dinner rush, no wait. Our first visit, but family we were with visit often and helped with food choices. Thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The food was delicious.

Thank keekaboo
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114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Some of the best Ramen in the bay area. You will have 30 to 40 minute wait, but well worth it if you want a rich creamy bowl of noodles. Occasionally the broth, depending on what Ramen you order, can be a little bit rich, but then again you are at a Roman house, and decadence is part parcel. Parking... More 

Thank David M
Prescott, Arizona
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

I've tried their sister restaurant, Ramen Dojo, but heard I had to come here for the lobster flavored broth. I ordered it with the soy sauce variety. I liked the accompaniments, especially the hard-boiled quail eggs, but didn't detect much lobster flavor in my broth. I tried my friend's classic with garlic and enjoyed it much more. The noodles were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo

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