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Katana Ya
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Check out our website. Or, come to our traditional Japanese Ramen and Sushi Bar, Katana Ya, on Geary St in Downtown San Francisco.
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If you like to make your own Gyoza, this is how. If you like someone else to make them, come to Katana Ya Ramen Downtown and taste them the way they should be.
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430 Geary St San Francisco, CA 94102
430 Geary StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94102
(415) 771-1280katanayausa.com
$Japanese Restaurant, Ramen Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Ramen Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Soba Noodle Shop
Noodle Shop
Bar
Today 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am – 2:00 amTuesday 11:30 am – 2:00 amWednesday 11:30 am – 2:00 amThursday 11:30 am – 2:00 amFriday 11:30 am – 2:00 amSaturday 11:30 am – 2:00 amSunday 11:30 am – 2:00 am
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Katana Ya Ramen Downtown, recommended by Michelin Guide, just one block west of Union Square Park on Geary Street at the corner of Mason is a traditional Japanese Noodle House serving Ramen, Soba, Udon, and Japanese Curry. Come to Katana Ya Ramen for our Karaage, Gyoza, Takoyaki, Tempura. Katana Ya Ramen Downtown is also a sushi bar, with many other fine Japanese dishes too. Katana Ya has a variety of Sake, and Shochu (also spelled Soju, is sake made from different things, like sweet potatos, barley, brown sugar, etc.) and Draft Japanese Beers on tap. Last call is at 1:15.
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Tiny Japanese restaurant drawing long lines for its ramen, though it serves sushi too.- Google
"My favorite is the fried chicken ramen with rich miso broth."
"Poor service and the ramen is okay, but not great."
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Denise Dang
a month ago
My favorite place for take out ramen in the city. Though there may be other places that make much better ramen, Katana Ya stays consistent. Is the best ramen I've ever had? Most certainly not. But the take out from here is pretty good and is always at the top of my list if I'm craving late night ramen. Opening until very late (1 am), this is my go-to place to fill up my midnight-hunger pains. The ramen is large in portion, but for those who are extra hungry, they also have combo meals paired with rice. They will also do take out, which is great because the chef separates the cooked noodles from the broth, making sure they don't get soggy and gross by the time you reach home. My go to bowl: Buttered Corn Ramen.
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Kelly Johnson
2 months ago
The ramen was pretty good. I didn't like the doneness of the egg. It was a cold hard boiled egg. The noodles were a bit tougher than I prefer. The miso broth was delicious and I really liked the gyoza in the ramen. They also had corn which I love in the ramen.
James Hong
4 months ago
I've visited San Francisco last month and this place last night of there. The staff, one of two women, looked like the asian, was very rude. She treated me as jumping a restaurant bill even though I had a credit card in my hand. She flagged down and hailed "No no no" with the bill in her hand. After I paid, she threw away a pen and bill in front me. Because, I think I didn't give a tip. holy crap. Please don't expect the tips from every tourists. A ramen? not bad. Just if you want to eat some fair priced meal in San Francisco, visit this place.
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alex song
3 months ago
Terrible service. Followed their system and waited cold outside for 20+ mins and they just let people in without asking. Very normal taste only value is close late. So disappointing and won't come again.
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Tamara Farhat
2 months ago
I am shocked to see the reviews for this place are so low! My hubby and came here around 9:45 and had a great meal! We waited around 15 minutes to be seated and even that late at night there was always a queue waiting ti enter even when we were leaving. For appetizers we had some nigiris that were ok. My hubby had the katanaya ramen with miso & kaarage don and I had it with soy sauce. The Kaarage don was really good and juicy. As for the Ramen it was really really good! The best I've had so far. The soy one was in our opinion better than the miso. The noodles were good and there was lots and lots of toppings! The pork pieces and the egg were a little meh but the gyoza was just perfect. We really loved this little hole in the wall, the service was good and the fact it is open so late is just perfect. We are coming back soon!
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Michael Pellet
a month ago
Excellent. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was perfect. No pretention. No BS. Highly recommend this place.
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Stephen Nakada
5 months ago
Decent ramen and the uni-ikura don was excellent. I've had better, but if the line isn't too long and I'm craving ramen, then I would go back.
Steve Milam
3 months ago
Good ramen at a fair price. If the wait is not too long, get on the list. You won't leave hungry.