1581 Webster St Ste 202, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411537.785244 -122.431422
Neighborhoods: Central North, Lower Pacific Heights (Fillmore), Lower Pacific Heights
NOT RUN BE JAPANESE – be aware! this place used to be good years ago but not anymore. tonkatsu was frozen, just heated in micro. one sure way to know that this place is not run by japanese: they would never charge for hot tea like they do now.
Tasty Noodles! – We always enjoy this little place. Don't the rantings of negative person who devote hours to a manifesto detour you. It is a noodle house, not a culinary experience. Delicious and typical. You want TOmmy Toys Five star restaurant, then go there!
Rude Owner and Service! – We had a party of six. After ordering, everybody got their food except for one of my friends. He had ordered the Tempura Ramen. He waited for 10 minutes before asking where his order was. They delivered his order immediately. It was lukewarm. The tempura batter had been soaked through and was beginning to disintegrate.
He told the waitress that the Ramen looked like it has been sitting and his tempura was soggy. He asked if he could get some crispy tempura. The waitress said that is the way they served it and if he wanted crispy tempura, he should have ordered it on the side.
When the bill came out, there was an extra charge so I asked a waiter passing by what the "S/C" charge was. The waiter did not know. He asked our waitress and said it was a surcharge. I asked for what. Another lady came by said she would take care of the problem. I asked her what the "S/C" charge was. She said she didn't know and would find out. She came back and said it was a service charge for parties of more than 5 people and said there was sign at the door. There was no sign.
I told her that we were not going to pay for bad service. She tried to skirt the issue and said she wasn't our waitress so she can't do anything about it. So I asked to speak with the manager. She yelled at me "There is no manager, I am the owner." I said if you are the owner then you can clearly take care of this problem.
At this point other people in the restaurant were beginning to stare at us. So she said she would remove the service charge after announcing to the restaurant that my friend was just really picky.
This could have all been avoided for $1 worth of tempura and they were just too cheap to fix their mistake of letting the Ramen sit. Then they try to avoid not getting a tip by adding a service charge under a bogus policy that the wait staff and the owner did not know about.
The owner operates Fuku Sushi too so you won't see me there again.
Best miso ramen I have ever had !!!! – I have been going to Sapporo-ya since I was a child, and have enjoyed their miso ramen. I've even had miso ramen in Japan on several occasions, and Sapporo-ya's is the BEST. I literally compare all other miso ramens to Sapporo-ya's and I have yet to enjoy any other miso ramen the way I enjoy the one here. I can't comment on any of the other ramens or dishes at Sapporo-ya because I always order the same thing whenever I go. If you?re looking for something good to eat during your next visit to San Francisco's Japantown, I highly recommend Sapporo-ya.
best ramen in town – -prompt services
-Japanese style decoration
-clean and comfortable atomsphere
-yummy ramen (highly recommended)
-valuable prices (u pay a little big more, but u will get a big bowl noodle soup)
-the food is very delicious.
-the food quality is much better than other Japaneses restaurants
- set dinner/ lunch is a little bit expensive, but u will have many other choices
-amazing ramen in town(miso soup is excellent!)
Awesome soba! – I used to live in the area and would come here often for dinner. It's always been weird for me to see mostly white guys sitting with their Japanese girlfriends, who pour their beer and wait on them like servants. I don't get it. Anyway, the food is terrific (their soba bowls and chasu ramen bowls are AMAZING) and there's a great crepes place across the way to get afterwards. The Japantown Restaurant Mall is one of those buildings that are almost mystical in their ability to contain so many neat little restaurants such as this one.
Ramen noodles -- just like I remember from late college nights – This is the place to go for that staple Japanses comfort food, ramen noodles. Yes, just like the stuff from college, but with real meat and vegetables. Or ramen servings were big, tasty and generous with meats and vegetables, if a little expensive. We had the chashu ramen and tempura ramen and would recommend both. The ambience is nothing spectacular, sort of your standard Japanese greasy spoon with well-worn, diner-style furniture and flourescent lighting. This need not be a concern however as you will mostly be hunched down slurping the noodles and soup! Service was fast, friendly and responsive.
One of my favorites – This place has been here in J-Town for as long as I can remember, way before there was a Kabuki Movie Theater etc. and although most people come here for the ramen, it is perhaps best known by the locals ( born and raised in San Francisco, like myself) for the gyoza. This place has the very BEST gyoza , both the pork and the vegetarian! We go here at least once a week for our gyoza fix!! Their tempora ramen is also a favorite of mine but I would not recommend their chicken teriyaki. For whatever reason, their teriyaki leaves much to be desired. The marinade is too sweet almost syrupy without the classic ginger, garlic,soy and smoke combination that is synonymous with good teriyaki. A better choice here would be their pork katsu with curry. This is a very fine dish, with enough spice along with crunchy but moist cutlet. Overall, this gem is always consistant with very apt and polite service. You can't miss with Sapporo-Ya.
$10 for a bowl of noodles-WORTH IT!!! – When I first went to this restaurant I thought "theres no way I'm spending $10 on a bowl of noodles" I'VE BEEN BACK A DOZEN TIMES!!! This is a must visit when in Japantown. My favorite is the Kimchi/Ramen bowl!!! You will get full and leave very satisfied. There is more than Ramen here too... The Pork Cutlet in Curry is delicious.
Simply the best ramen – An unusual combination- the best in category combined with LOW prices. I've travelled extensively (including many trips to Japan) and the char siu ramen here ranks among the top three I've slurped up... probably the best I've had anywhere, certainly for the price! Ample slices of pork- not too fatty, not too lean- with piping hot broth and hand made ramen. The noodles are consistently excellent. A weekly ritual for my wife and me. Run don't walk..........
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