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- 63%Local Culture
- 63%Budget Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Nightlife Lovers
Member Reviews (12)
- Santouka RamenMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesBackpackers+ 1Nov 07, 2013
1 star for the toroniku, super amazing melt in your mouth pork with ramen
1 star for location, local to me at least
1 star for overall ramen goodness!
MUST get Toroniku! The pork is amazingly cooked. If I could just buy the pork I would.
Also ordered the Miso (soy) ramen. The pork slices are normally cooked (nothing amazing); soup base was a little too oily for me. LOVE the bamboo shoots that come with the ramen.
This place would get more stars for me if the lines wernt so long and if the place wasn't so crowded. For reference, this place is like a food court style place, with only 2 choices.
- Santouka RamenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 01, 2013
I like Santouka but I don't love it. Santouka is a mistress I would visit once in a while. During our rare encounter I would embrace every single drop of the additively rich broth and savor every nibble of the luscious toroniku pork. Santouka is a fling that I cannot form any long term relationship with.
Orenchi Ramen, on the other hand, is a place that I could visit multiple times a week. The reason is simple - Orenchi has never made me feel guilty (fresher and healthier ingredients) or uncomfortable (lighter broth and less MSG).
I am torn. At least I do not have to choose between these two. I could indulge myself once in a while whenever I feel like.
The technicalities -
Santouka's ingredients are really no comparsion to Orenchi's. Orenchi uses better fish cake, bamboo shoot, seaweed and even green onions. If you like thicker and chewier noodles, Orenchi is most likely your ramen spot. The only thing I really like about Santouka is the toroniku pork. The meat has a lot more flavor and character. Orenchi's roasted pork slices are just too ordinary.
- Santouka RamenMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversApr 04, 2013
Pork miso ramen has been my regular choice at other places, so it's no surprise I'd order it here. Extra pieces of tender pork made this an enjoyable lunch. I probably should add garlic to it next time.
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- Santouka RamenMember ofFamily TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 5Jan 01, 2013
I've had the Soy Sauce Ramen here twice, and it's good but on the very fatty side. It's a little random, being in the middle of a supermarket. But it's worth a try. Plan to wait in line for a while. It always seems to be packed!
- Santouka RamenDec 27, 2012
Yummmm!!! Santouka is in a Japanese supermarket in a strip mall. You order at the register and wait for your number to be called. The ramen is so delicious! I recommend the spicy miso ramen with special pork on the side. Perfect for those rainy days.
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- Santouka RamenMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersJul 04, 2012
I didn't get their limited quantity pork flavor the first time I went - but everything I have had here is delicious. Perfect noodles, flavorful broth. The ambiance is nothing special - you're sitting in the middle of a supermarket - but it really doesn't matter with food this good!
- Santouka RamenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 04, 2012
Hey Boom, you want some udon?
I know a place....
I've been hearing about this place for weeks... santouka this, santouka that... santouka,santouka,santouka... so here i am with my female half to try out some japanese noodle/broth/beef action!!! Hahahaha, it's apart of Mitsuwa the grocery store. We rolled up into that cafeteria like area right around 11:30am and low and behold there was a lil line and already number of people eating. We hopped in line and tried to decide what to eat.
We got a spicy noodle something or another with extra meat... and my sister got some dish that had the meat and stuff but on the side instead of served in the bowl. Kind of weird but i'm sure there's some reason for the separation. It was all good. I liked mine more than hers.. I think my meat was a touch more tender than hers. My spicy broth was just right. Though it may have been a touch not spicy enough which would have hit the spot on a colder day. She had this salt broth which was not bad nor great. It was salty, but it's called salt broth so i figured it's just right. And the noodles.. I love me some noodles! I wonder if they could fry it first before putting it in the broth.... but that aside the noodles are great.
And like that 12:00 came around and with it came a crowd of which would not look out of place at an amusement park (think more like disney land as opposed to santa cruz beach boardwalk... minus those time saving line busting tix machine things). And you know me, timing is important because eating is my business... and business has been good!