Review: Ramen at Katana-ya

Note #1: The restaurant opens at 11:30am and there maybe a short line waiting for it to open. We will get there around 11:15am to line up.

Note #2: This restaurant is small. We will most likely break into multiple tables/groups of 4.  They also do not take reservations, so a decent wait should be expected.
























By this time, we have tried I think the top 3 ramen shops in the south bay. It is time to head north and see what San Francisco has to offer. Katana-ya is one of the popular ramen places in S.F (3.5 stars with 2600+ yelp reviews). Is it because it is near the bars and clubs and people are just too drunk to tell the bad ramen from the good ramen? Come join me and let's find out.


Check out their yelp reviews:


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  • Kar

    Thanks to Kelvin, I got to sample another ramen in the bay area.

    February 23, 2013

  • Jeffrey C.

    Eat faster guys!

    February 23, 2013

  • Calvin

    I'm running late. BART is delayed.

    February 23, 2013

  • Jeffrey C.

    Will be there late. Please have 4 kid size bowls ready...

    2 · February 23, 2013

  • Alice

    Going to be busy this weekend. Will catch you next time.

    February 22, 2013

  • K e l v i n

    It is time to update your RSVP if you cannot make it. This place does not have a big table that can fit us all. So we will be sitting in small groups. It opens at 11:30am but I will be there a little bit early to line up. Hopefully, we can all get in for the first seating. See you tomorrow.

    February 22, 2013

  • Jenny J.

    Out of town now for work, have fun!

    February 13, 2013

  • Jeffrey C.

    Joining the club just to see the owner's face.

    February 12, 2013

  • Justyna

    Might be able to make it but would be late because of motorcycle class that morning. Bowing out of the RSVP since I'd be there at 12 at the earliest.

    February 11, 2013

  • K e l v i n

    Adding more spots, so come can get them. But as David and Justyna said, this place is small and we will need to break into multiple tables/groups.

    1 · February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Reading the recent reviews is enough for me to leave the waitlist. They *definitely* use MSG, by the way.

    February 9, 2013

  • David de la F.

    That is a small place with small tables. ... I would not expect to sit together, or even to eat all at once, frankly.

    1 · February 9, 2013

    • K e l v i n

      Sounds like we will be "Occupying Katana-ya"

      1 · February 9, 2013

    • Justyna

      The place is tiny like David said. The food comes out quick. I usually get the Katana-ya ramen with miso broth. It has everything & the kitchen sink. They might use MSG so watch out for that if you're sensitive to it.

      1 · February 9, 2013

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