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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 62%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Local Culture
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (16)
- Katana-Ya RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 1Jan 10, 2014
What a fun place! Waited about 30 mins for a counter spot, and ordered the Fried Chicken Ramen with rich miso broth as well as the Mango Salmon Roll.
Yums! Price is reasonable for a large bowl, the broth was rich and hearty, had my favorite pieces of bamboo, chicken was fried well, and the noodles with the right chew.
Mango salmon roll was good too. I loved the buttery salmon to the slightly tart but sweet mango.
Yay I'd like to come back here again ^^
- Katana-Ya RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 24, 2013
We went searching for ramen and udon on a brisk day. We were not disappointed. This place is small but it was worth the short wait. We sat at the sushi bar and were able to order from the full menu. I had the BBQ pork ramen (spicy option), miso flavored and it was delicious.
- Katana-Ya RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Mar 30, 2013
Corn ramen!!!! Do it! So good! I crave for this! It's a little heavy but so good!!!!! If you don't like the heavy buttery soupy taste, they have other soup based ramens you can choose from! They also have sushi here as well! It's a small place, not good for groups! If you have a group, expect to wait...but it's worth it!
- Katana-Ya RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Mar 28, 2013
What to Order Here:
Extra Spicy Ramen (9.80)
BBQ Pork Ramen (10.50)
Katana-Ya Ramen (12.90)
*Don't forget to get the broth rich and miso for all the above!
If you prefer your broth spicy, it is $1.50 extra. Medium spicy and slightly spicy are both $0.50 extra. To tell you the truth, I don't really understand the price differential here (maybe you can enlighten me Katana-Ya...).
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- Katana-Ya RestaurantMember ofNightlife LoversOct 31, 2012
Might want to skip out on this one, place has an identity crisis. Their signature katanaya ramen broth needs more flavoring while the other toppings are really average. I suppose you can order the sushi instead? I think their location to union square is what continues to make this place popular. There's better.
- Katana-Ya RestaurantMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Aug 16, 2012
Located in the heart of SF's Union Square/Theatre area, Katana-Ya is a popular ramen/sushi joint that opens late (last order is at 1:15am I believe) and has a cultlike following. I called this a joint because of its tiny size and cramped space. Most come here for ramen but they also have one of the best values in sashimis in the City. (they manage to have a 5 seater sushi bar in this small space) Fresh and great value uni, amaebi, and toro can be had....if they don't run out already.
- Katana-Ya RestaurantJul 11, 2012
Extremely hard to get a seat as it is a tiny little restaurant that probably only fits about 15 people max. It doesn't help that it's located near union square so every night the wait for dinner is at least 30-45 minutes. I would skip all of the small side dishes and go straight for the ramen. All of the side dishes I've tried so far have been disappointing, and the ramen itself is just so-so. Flavorful but also very salty and greasy. Although this is probably one of the best spots in San Francisco for ramen, it really cannot even begin to compare to places like Minka in NYC.