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Santouka Ramen

1 Bow St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5100
+1 617-945-1460
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ramen” (85 reviews)
“noodles” (29 reviews)
“pork” (26 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Soups
$$ - $$$
1 Bow St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5100
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I would definitely return. I always say that US ramen restaurants have trouble capturing the depth of flavor in the broth you get in Japan. This place comes as close as any to doing so that I've eaten on this continent (hence the Excellent rating)....More

Thank Gamberioni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always busy it’s just shame that servers are only order takers and busses tables. They won’t check up on you once you have your food.

Thank bigJohnny670
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The food was really good, they use really authentic ingredients for a great bowl of ramen! The only complaint is that it's so popular it's hard to get a seat! Must try in harvard square.

1  Thank Ian L
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Let me get my gripes out of the way first please. This restaurant is in Cambridge, Ma. That means that, unless you are within walking or biking distance or can get there by the T, it is a real pain to get to. The restaurant...More

1  Thank katzmat
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Delicious! We had dinner here and ordered different varieties of ramen since we did not know what to expect. They are fantastic! Take my advice,definitely order extra pork belly-They just melt in your mouth. Service is fast and friendly and price is very reasonable. Will...More

Thank Thepaybas5
Reviewed 31 August 2018

In the last 5 years of different eating ramen experiences, Santouka Ramen is consider above average because of their delicious and tasty miso and Shio broth are slow cooked for 18 hours and of course belly roasted pork that sit on your hot bowl. Other...More

1  Thank chhayna h
Reviewed 24 August 2018

I was impressed. I have made ramen from scratch at home, I like to cook, this is my first experience eating ramen out. We visited twice for lunch, second visit had to wait over an hour to be seated. This place is on the small...More

1  Thank kenard2015
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Went there for early dinner with a craving for ramen. We were fully satisfied. We had 3 different ramen and all were excellent.

Thank Ludo-Owen
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Omg - so happy to have eaten the ramen here. It was absolutely delicious. We ordered the set where there's a bowl of delicious noodles Nd rice with pork bits and spring onions. The noodles was just perfect - not too soft nor hard -...More

Thank Space_Bunny_Dolphin
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Not easy to get authentic ramen in the US, and Santouka did pretty well. The locals seem to agree, and I was told the place was always packed. Tasty soup, texture of ramen very god and the pork very tender. The dipped noodle also good,...More

Thank ECWorld
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Questions & Answers
Demi R
27 May 2018|
Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, our son and his wife are vegetarians. Just ask for the vegetarian broth. Not sure about vegan, they do serve an egg with several dishes
Logan C
10 April 2017|
Response from Cedric H | Reviewed this property |
Hello there... I am not sure but I do not recall it stated on their menu. So I'd assume it's not 'certified' gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bow St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5100
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-945-1460
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