With so many small Japanese eateries around the area, we weren't sure if this would be another typical ramen house (same relative taste/broth for everything). When we stepped in, we were kindly greeted in Japanese by the waitress and promptly seated. I ordered the Tanmen Ramen which was stir-fry vegetables with Ramen swimming in hot soup with the choice of ground pork or chicken, and a side order of gyozas. The service was extremely fast, and the food arrived steaming in front of us. The stir-fried veggies and meat were topped on the ramen, and were extremely fresh. The gyozas were flavorful, but not greasy. The place is clean, comfortable, and inexpensive for the portions that they serve. I barely finished half my bowl, but it doesn't detract from the delicacy of the food. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a hot bowl of ramen at a casual sit-down place.
The bar area completely renovated. WOW!!! More seats, even more delicious menu, great music. Very impressed I've been there a bunch for times already and I love it! For the price you get HUGE bowls of ramen and soup. I'm pretty partial to the shoyu soup and spicy miso ramen. They serve beer, wine and sake too. There is actually 2 sections to the restaurant. One side serves ramen and soup mainly and the other side is more of a lounge/bar area that serves more sake and finer meals. Portions are plenty and delicous. On the downside, parking can sometimes be a pain, due to the small lot being right next door to a motel. I definitely recommend this place.
Kahoo - Fantastic food at a marvelous price. My current favorite & recommendation is the Spicy Miso (2 meals in one). This bowl has a spicy thick soup base, veggies and a lot of other stuff I can’t identify. The seating area is clean and large to enjoy your meal with friendly server(s) coming to your table. A great date place with a with warm earth tones and wood accents. I tried the chiken kaaragen and my date had the miso chicken. We both were impressed with our meals. The both dishes were flavorful with the chicken being moist. I can't wait to go back and try the other dishes on the menu. Give it a try as you will be pleasantly surprised.
this place is supposed to compete with Sushi O Sushi which is nearly across the street. I went here with co-workers near the end of their lunchtime. The place was pretty deserted when we came in here but the waitstaff was friendly. I ordered the bento box which was decent but pretty standard for a japanese restaurant. My co-worker ordered the salmon teriyaki which he liked. However my other co-worker ordered the sashimi and he got really sick after he ate it. He has now sworn off Cherry Sushi so I am wary. Since I didn't eat it I will not give a lower rating but it is something to consider.
This place is one of the better places to eat sushi in the San Jose area. The place is always well maintained and it looks definitely high class when you walk in. The waitstaff is always friendly and they are attentive as well. I always get the lion king roll and Jimbo's which are there specialty. Before I liked sushi the bento box was a hit. It gave me two selection with a small selection of little eats like pickled vegetables and a nice fruit jello to finish off the meal. The green tea ice cream is really good too, nice and creamy with a good amount of tea flavor as to not overpower you.
Right on the corner of Lawerence and El Camino. Large Sign, used to be a dient. Large Parking Lot that is shared with a hotel, but we had no issues finding a spot. Came for lunch - party of 5, seated immidiately, the service was ok, the food took about 30 minutes to come out and they brought one of the appetizers after the main entree and forgot one beer. All of this was made up by the Karaage and Shoyu Ramen - which was the best broth I have tasted in US. I must have gotten them on a good day. I will definetly come back with the wife and update the review.
private parking lot in the back, little to no wait because the place is big, I reccomend the Tenma Ramen and Karaage. The waiters are fast but not very personable. I read the other reviews and don't agree with some of the ones that mention the saltiness, I liked my Ramn just fine and am used to a broth like consistency. The noodles appear to be made instead of store bought. There is a bar in the back of the restaurant, but when I was there it was not open. The menu is fairly large so I will be back to try some other dishes.
Big restaurant on el camino and lawrence. I have seen the sign on my way to costco and came to try it out with my friends. the service was a little slow in the beggining but improved as the night went on, plenty of parking and places for big parties. decent menu - the karaage was a little over cooked but the ramen was excellent - the broth was flavorfull but not overpowering, I will return to try other ramen. side note - saturday night was pretty busy with a short wait
This place is awesome, so many small japanese appetizers. I work in sunnyvale so this place is not too far from my office. I came here with friends a few months ago for the first time and have been here a few times now. The staff is nice and the dishes are consistent. My favorites are the beef tongue and the agedashi tofu - perfection!
really really really good ramen.limited selection, but everything is yum! Haven't tried Shoyu Ramen, but so far the best ramen I had in Santa Clara. But there is a wait sometimes. The noodle is cooked just right, not too soft and not too hard, with a chewy smooth texture. The taste is nowhere near to the store brought dehydrated noodle