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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)
“ramen noodles” (5 reviews)
“tantanmen” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Soups
202 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3904
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 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 21 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
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Reviewed 6 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 A TripAdvisor Member
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
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The interior decor is simple and has jazz album covers tacked to the walls. They play excellent jazz in the back ground. The service is friendly and efficient. We each ordered the deluxe Tan Tan ramen. The pork was very nicely cooked. The egg was...More

Thank MichaelH6811GY
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Honestly, I have only had soup, but wow, it is superb. Sometimes there is a but of a wait, But it is well worth it.

Thank kristifred
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I am not typically a huge ramen fan, however it's a great go-to comfort food that is usually inexpensive and savory. The Tantanmen was unbelievably good at this little Ramen restaurant in San Mateo. In all my travels around the globe, I have not had...More

Thank se2f
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:45
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:45
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 14:45
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 14:45
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 14:45
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 14:45
17:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:45
17:30 - 23:30
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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