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
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.
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 ~
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.
We really enjoy this restaurant - great food, friendly staff and a perfect place to warm up on a cool night.
Great and attentive service. Gluten free option was a big plus.
Don't use Open Table they didn't have out reservations
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.
Yummy; flavorful and satisfying; great service and experience.
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.
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.
Fabulous food - we really enjoyed our post theatre meal there.
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.
The Ramen here is amazing!
We all enjoyed the tonkatsu ramen and the staff was fantastic, they were great with our kids who loved the food too!
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.
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.