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675 Saratoga Ave, Mitsuwa Marketplace, San Jose, CA 95129-2052
+1 408-446-1101
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“ramen” (19 reviews)
“pork” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 19:30All hours
Japanese, Asian
675 Saratoga Ave, Mitsuwa Marketplace, San Jose, CA 95129-2052
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Reviews (31)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely adore this place. Everything is delicious, you can't order badly. One thing I would mention is that there is only pork variations, no chicken or beef. As lunch starts, the line can be a bit daunting, I'd assure you that it's there for...More

Thank jrzgrrrl
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit and it was much less crowded on a Sunday evening. To get here you need to look for the Mitsuwa Marketplace since it is the food court inside that houses Santouka. Since there are a few other stores in the...More

Thank wireless_in_CA
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I've been meaning to try this place for years now, but hate having to drive all the way to the South Bay for ramen. Now that my BFF moved down there, I find myself down here more often. Santouka definitely lived up the hype! I...More

Thank Ivana Y
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Not sure if it is worth the wait. But when I am traveling, I tend to take the long lines. It is long for a reason, right?

Thank ptirvine
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We were looking for Japanese good quality food for lunch and we came to this wonderful place, like time travel lung in Asia! The Ramen restaurant is inside the food market! There was a 20-30 mins wait, you choose your soup, there are many combinations....More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

If you are hungry for ramen, Santouka Ramen is great! Santouka Ramen is usually inside of every Mitsuwa Marketplace. Good authentic ramen, quick and cheap! And you can go to grocery shopping at Mitsuwa after eating Ramen!

Thank MrsHMeyer
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite ramen place outside of Japan! They have all the typical broths (soy, miso, etc.). Be aware that busy times like lunch on the weekends can mean 1 hour wait times for food.

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite ramen place in the Bay Area! The taste is super good. Even though there is always a long time (at least 20 mins), I think it is still worthy! Highly recommend it if you like ramen!

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

This little ramen stand is inside the food court at Mitsuwa Market. This place is very busy at peak hours; people often line up even before the shack opens. The ramen here is very tasty, I personally would stick to the shio broth. The broth...More

Thank Desmond T
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Completely overrated place with food and service. I came by on a Monday afternoon 2:30pm which wasn't rush hour anymore. There was no line. I ordered #81 which was spicy ramen with pork. It took about 35 min to have the food ready, seriously? First...More

Thank CHIH C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 675 Saratoga Ave, Mitsuwa Marketplace, San Jose, CA 95129-2052
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-446-1101
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