Uchiwa Ramen

4.7
41 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
Serving new and traditional styles of Housemade Japanese Ramen and extensive list of delicious appetizers. Featuring Japanese craft beers and sake served in a unique contemporary Asian setting.
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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. Very friendly and efficient. Ramen dishes were delicious and fresh. Shrimp lollipops were outstanding

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JF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Ramen in San Rafael! Excellent customer service and food is delicious!

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T
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and terrific staff. Consistently delicious.

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I
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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MB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reunion with friends

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CS
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nicely decorated interior. Well prepared ramen. Service very good.

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NJ
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

They double booked reservations at the time I booked and even though I arrived on time they didn’t have a table for me.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and even better service! Our waitress was attentive, fun and knowledgeable! Thank you and we can’t wait to go back!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have tried both the hearty and light broths, loved both!

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ramen in north bay hands down. Really welcoming and friendly staff. Low key ramen at its best.

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I
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

What Uchiwa lacks in ambience (the place is quite plain and VERY noisy) it makes up for in enjoyable, respectable food.

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P
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Authentic, fast, and tasty.

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MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Ramen in Marin

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LB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place ! Really nice owners and staff!! Food is delicious!

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J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! The food is so fresh and love the casual atmosphere. Best Ramen I've ever had.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well maDex noodle. Chewy as it is supposed to be. The broth (tonkotsu) is heavenly

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious ramen with fresh veggies and sake on tap!

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DH
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

For the price (12.00-16.00 for ramen) a bigger bowl would be ideal.

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DO
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place! Really decent ramen, great price points & service - friendly and helpful. Also close to shops and the movie theater (2 block walk) - can't miss! Definitely recommend this spot to friends ~

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JG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This is the third time I’ve eaten there. First was underwhelming, second was quite good, and this time was just meh. The ramen (soy) was just a bit watery and bland. But that’s so important with ramen, it makes the place a deal breaker for me going forward.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoy this restaurant - great food, friendly staff and a perfect place to warm up on a cool night.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great and attentive service. Gluten free option was a big plus.

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MJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Don't use Open Table they didn't have out reservations

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ML
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The service was sporadic at best, took over 10 mins for anyone to even approach the table for water or tea. Food was on the bland side.

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c
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy; flavorful and satisfying; great service and experience.

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H
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I grew up eating Asian Food, with Ramen as a staple. I also grew up in the east bay, so there were more authentic Asian food options. I was thrilled to learn about a Ramen restaurant in Marin. The handmade noodles are just the right texture(al dente), the Tonkatsu broth was rich and flavorful and the egg and pork were cooked perfectly. I took my family and we will all be back! I would highly recommend to anyone that's in the mood for some comfort food. The service was good.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately they did not have our reservation in their system even though it was confirmed via email. They said it was because I made the res less than a couple hours before I came in, but there were plenty of open reservations even as we were sent away. It was really frustrating–had two small kids with us and they told us "40 minute wait" even when I showed them our confirmation.

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p
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food - we really enjoyed our post theatre meal there.

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DO
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved this spot! Nice and quiet - great option if you're going to a movie. They were super quick and friendly. Everything was delicious! A hidden GEM.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ramen here is amazing!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We all enjoyed the tonkatsu ramen and the staff was fantastic, they were great with our kids who loved the food too!

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ramen plus great delicious choices for appetizers, salads etc. Ambiance feels great. Looking forward to trying each of their different ramen dishes. Great for all ages.

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San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed my meal (as did the others in our group) and I don't know what I expected at a noodle house, but I thought I might have more options. Despite that, I'd eat there again.

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