Cold Ramen Salad
Chilled ramen topped with grilled chicken breast, asparagus, bean sprouts, carrots, corn, cucumbers, red bell peppers & green onions served with a soy-vinegar dressing
Chicken Yakitori (3)
Boneless chicken marinated then grilled
Like that they have gluten free noodles. Have visited several times for lunch, and always good. Had dinner last night, and husband had the Tantan Men - mildly spicy, very tasty. Seems to be popular at night with young families.
Too many noodles and not enough vegetables. The broth was good but overall it felt like a bowl of noodles. I had the rich broth with pork.
Great ramen and appetizers, and vegan options for those who care.
Always a great time there.
A great neighborhood spot in San Rafael. Excellent Ramen, rice beer and relaxed but attentive service
Uchiwa makes its ramen noodles daily, has 6 or 7 broth flavors and even more options of ingredients to add to your noodle bowl. I'm a fan of the appetizers, especially cucumber salad, chicken yakitori, gyoza, shrimp pops, and glazed wings. It's easy to make appetizers into a full dinner, but there also is a limited menu of main dish options that are NOT ramen for anyone in your group who does not want noodles. Delicious beers on tap and Japanese sodas (creamy mango, my favorite). I recommend a reservation if you want to eat at prime dinner hour. Off-peak, drop in. It's a great spot for casual dinner and conversation - brighter decor and lighter fare than many downtown San Rafael restaurants. Don't go too late! Uchiwa closes at 9:00 PM.
Loved it! Casual, delicious, and fun. A great addition to the San Rafael food scene.
Fabulous ramen! Wait staff very courteous, and knowledgeable about gluten free by choice vs gluten allergies. I had the Tantanmien - very savory and filling. My friend loved her ramen choice, too.
very nice folks. the rib appetizer was very fatty and had little meat as well as being impossible to eat with chopsticks. disappointing. tonkatsu ramen was good but a few authentic touches missing.
We have heard only good things about this place so we wanted to go and try it out. We were not disappointed. The vegetarian Miso was the best one we have had so far. Staff was very friendly and attentive. We will be back!
Great food at great price with a cool atmosphere. Ramen was delicious.
Best noodles this side of the Pacific!
Great service. Love the choices of broth for the ramen and that they offer gluten free noodles. Will continue to come again and again.
i love uchiwa they are sooooo nice there!! i recommend my friends go here all the time bc it is better food for less than the other ramen place nearby.
Excellent service. Very friendly and efficient. Ramen dishes were delicious and fresh. Shrimp lollipops were outstanding
Best Ramen in San Rafael! Excellent customer service and food is delicious!
Ramen joints have risen in popularity lately, which means that the quality widely varies. Uchiwa pulls it all off in a neighborhood without remarkable restaurants. The site is rustic chic, the service is attentive - the staff really cares to have this restaurant succeed - and, most important, the ramen is delicious. The broths are deep, rich and flavorful. The pork belly, which does not overwhelm in amount or gaminess, is light and tasty, not fatty to a fault. The basic ingredients, which can be supplemented, give interesting variety, also in the right proportion. The price is reasonable. My hope is that Uchiwa survives as a long-term San Rafael eating establishment.
I’ve been trying here twice in the last 4 months and think they’re ramen is the best on in Marin so far. Their Shoyu ramen is perfect - not too salty, but very savory and fresh. Good sized bowls of ramen. Their service has been great - we are picky customers and they’ve been very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend.
Awesome food and terrific staff. Consistently delicious.
Uchiwa is a real treat, very evocative of the little, informal ramen shops in Osaka and Tokyo. Choices of ramen are limited (often are in Japan, as well), but there are a number of enticing starters to get you going. You won't leave hungry. Enjoy this satisfying family-run restaurant.
We had heard good things about this restaurant and were excited to try it. We made a reservation, but when we arrived, they refused to honor it. They claimed the reservation had to be made before 2:00 PM, but nowhere they they inform us of that. A very unpleasant experience!! We went to Yuzu Ramen nearby for a delightful dining experience.
Reunion with friends
Nicely decorated interior. Well prepared ramen. Service very good.
Great option for downtown San Rafael dining. the space is minimal and good looking; the ramen was delicious and everything was fresh. I liked this little place a lot.
They double booked reservations at the time I booked and even though I arrived on time they didn’t have a table for me.
Great meal and even better service! Our waitress was attentive, fun and knowledgeable! Thank you and we can’t wait to go back!
Have tried both the hearty and light broths, loved both!
Best ramen in north bay hands down. Really welcoming and friendly staff. Low key ramen at its best.
What Uchiwa lacks in ambience (the place is quite plain and VERY noisy) it makes up for in enjoyable, respectable food.
Authentic, fast, and tasty.
Best Ramen in Marin
Love this spot! Great for a quick but excellent bite before or after a film. Casual vibe and fun with a group or a GNO. Very decent ramen bowl - would definitely eat here again!
Great place ! Really nice owners and staff!! Food is delicious!
Love this restaurant! The food is so fresh and love the casual atmosphere. Best Ramen I've ever had.
Food took a long time and we were sitting then this new people came I don’t know if they New the owner but it’s not fair how they got there food first which we waited for very long time and we order basically same food also the loco moco need more meat they only have one meat in it and the price they charge was high not coming back here again or recommend it I’ll give them 0star
My wife and I always enjoy eating here with our 6yo daughter. Uchiwa is one of the best places in San Rafael to go for a quick and delicious meal, and they also are great about take-out. Uchiwa is is my family’s favorite ramen in the area.
Very well maDex noodle. Chewy as it is supposed to be. The broth (tonkotsu) is heavenly
We love Uchiwa! This is a favorite weekday family dinner spot. The ramen is delicious, the kids bowls are perfectly sized/priced, the wine selection is decent with generous pours, and the dessert options are fun (mochi and local macarons). Our kids love the spam musubi and Japanese sodas too. The atmosphere is warm, modern and friendly.
Delicious ramen with fresh veggies and sake on tap!
For the price (12.00-16.00 for ramen) a bigger bowl would be ideal.
Uchiwa Ramen does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Uchiwa Ramen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 524-2727.
Uchiwa Ramen is rated 4.5 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.