Our weekly addiction.... I've been coming to Sapporo-Ya for years and there's rarely ever a Sunday that passes where we don't hit this great noodle joint! The ramen is incredible! The broth is so savory and aromatic that it's addicting! Our favorites are the Soy Sauce Ramen and Cold Ramen, which by the way, is the best cold noodle dish in SF!
Never changing. I remember going here all the time with my family when I was younger. It's been about 20 years and Sapporo-ya is still around! I took my parents here again on a recent visit and it's still the same, except now they use the little booth for storage space, where once a flowing waterfall fountain once stood. I recently took my boyfriend and he enjoyed it too. The ramen soup is tasty and enough for 2 people or for 1 with a large appetite or empty stomach. The miso soup is also good, as well as the tempura. This place will always be special and hopefully it stays around for another 20+ years. Lunch time can get crowded, so visit during off-peak hours.
Good 'n Cheap!.
I came to Sapporo-Ya with my sweetheart, who has lived in Japan. He loved it, and so did I. Go with someone unpretentious, order a large bottle of sake and a big bowl of ramen, and eat it Japanese style: with lots of pepper and a little hot sauce, slurping up noodles and broth as fast as you can before it gets cool. My man was here for six days, and he insisted that we visit this restaurant twice!
Stop at the little boothes down stairs on your way out and get stickers of yourself with an intensely satisfied look on your face.
Very reminiscent of Japan - many varieties of ramen, all at reasonable prices (about $8). Gyoza, yakisoba and okonomiaki are also served. The kimchi ramen is especially good.
Just don't expect much in terms of service or atmosphere.
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