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Santouka Ramen

1 Bow St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5100
+1 617-945-1460
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ramen” (67 reviews)
“noodles” (24 reviews)
“pork” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Japanese, Asian, Soups
$$ - $$$
1 Bow St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5100
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get there early or you will need to wait. Place will pack around 12-12:30 each day. Ramen is top notch and prices not so bad.

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great ramen! But expect to wait in a line for 30min or more. Get the combo meal, try the pork and rice!

Thank SimonFoodie
Reviewed 6 December 2017

In Dublin, good Ramen is a rare luxury, so this place delighted me. I had the Spicy Miso and it was great. Would come back again. Service was prompt and the food was hot.

Thank FoodAndBuildings
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This place is amazing. Great atmosphere, friendly service, and the food is amazing. You can just tell that this is the real deal. I recommend the sesame ramen with an extra egg!

Thank Cameron V
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch while visiting Harvard Square. The noodle bowls were excellent, the service was great and the place was very busy.

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Before going to Santouka my exposure to ramen was limited to the cheap stuff in college, and Naruto. I wasn't oblivious to the fact that it was a thing, just never had opportunity for it. Boy was I missing out! This is some top notch...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Both the dipping cold noodle ramen and the cha-siu soup ramen are excellent and the restaurant is located right across the street from Harvard campus. This place only serves ramen as their specialties are everything on the menu is great. I would say with the...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I had never been to a ramen restaurant before, and I'm a vegetarian. My partner and I were nervous about finding something to eat here. We asked the waitress for guidance, and she steered us toward #15 on the menu. I still am not sure...More

Thank PhillyMLE
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I went on the limited opening and tried several other ramen places around boston and then just recently went back for the second time and confirmed this place is the best. I will be back!

Thank als1978
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Our first intro to "real" ramen. It was delicious! Complex, flavorful broth coating noodles with meticulously presented combinations of ingredients on top. Other appetizers, such as pot stickers, were equally tasty. The Calpico drinks from Japan were a unique alternative to the usual restaurant options....More

Thank Phil P
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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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