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Santouka Ramen

1 Bow St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5100
+1 617-945-1460
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ramen” (83 reviews)
“noodles” (26 reviews)
“pork” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Japanese, Asian, Soups
$$ - $$$
1 Bow St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good ramen. Many options in three sizes to chose from (S,M,L). No takeaway. Gets pretty busy on dinner time but tables turn quickly.

Thank R B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch after a tour of Harvard and like it a lot (may visit the one in downtown Boston). Ramen noodles and dip them in our broth. Boiled egg along with pork in the broth which had a mild seasoning but I added notes....More

Thank Sergio B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly and welcoming staff. Very nice decor and setting. Food service is fairly quick. Spicy Miso Ramen is very good.

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific place to satisfy your craving for pork belly and noodles. Noisy and busy, but that's what you would expect in a neighborhood ramen joint in Hokkaido or Kyoto. Excellent salmon roe and gyoza as well.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ramen is I think all cooked in pork broth. If you can get past that to order, it is greasy and IMHO not that good. It holds a few slices of pork and some other varied pieces of something and of course the ramen....More

Thank Cantwait2Eat
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This is one of the best Ramen places I have ever been! The ambiance of the restaurant has a young vibe with nice music playing in the background. Huge tables and quick service. I tried their Shio Ramen and I couldn't have picked a better...More

Thank dreamer8313
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I arrived home from a long business trip exhausted by craving a bowl of santouka’s heavenly ramen with broth. The only drawback here is the usual wait and the loud atmosphere all of which fade away when the meal begins.

Thank bailingan
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Stopped here after running errands in nearby Central Square. We were cold, and knew that a bowl of ramen would hit the spot. Each of us ordered a variation on a miso ramen bowl, and were totally thrilled with our choices. We also enjoyed a...More

Thank MuddyGurl
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I recently had lunch at Santouka, and had the best bowl of Tsutoku ramen noodles. Be prepared to eat your soup with chopsticks, and don’t be afraid to slurp!

Thank ccmitchellusa
Reviewed 3 April 2018

My teenage son and I found this place while walking in Cambridge. We had to wait 45 minutes for a table. But, the food came out fast after ordering. Our server was helpful in choosing our dishes. The broths were very tasty and the noodles...More

Thank idrbdub
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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