19540 Vallco Pkwy Suite 130, Cupertino
(408) 721-6789

Recent Reviews

Sayali M

I aas recommended this place by a lot of people, didn't really find it any different from many other good ramen places in the bay area. They didn't have any appetizers that day and didn't mention that while they were seating us. The ramen was hood but nothing extraordinary.

Mitesh Agrawal

Amazing ramens here. I've been to ippudo London as well and ramens were better here.Vegetarian and vegan options are available and staff is friendly to guide through the menus and allergies.

Denis Canuel

I love ippudo in Japan however I had a very different experience here in Cupertino. The gyoza were almost cold and I was disappointed by the taste. Then I was shocked by the ramen bowl size. They are quite small and more like kid's size than adult size. I could easily finish it. We had takoyaki as well and I left feeling hungry. Ramen is one of the cheapest options in Japan and paying $95 for lunch (4 persons, before tip) seems unacceptable.


It's probably my 2nd time here since a couple years ago and I wanted to report a noticeable improvement in the menu and general ramen. For me it moved from 3 stars to 4.Food: I ordered the Akaru Modern ramen and noticed richer Tonkotsu broth flavor than 1 yr ago. Nice job . Ordered the firm noodles. Just for kicks went for Sho Chiiku Bai sake to support the local brewery in Berkeley. Pleasantly surprised at the sake..it was sweet and had a clean finish - no bitter after taste. Soup temperature was luke warm ..would have liked it hotter.. but it was too much of a hassle to call them to heat it up again.Interior - Metal chair seating mixed with wood benches. Warm beechwood interior. We went early afternoon 11:30am so it wasn't as crowded. Booths , communal tables and some bench with metal seat combos scattered along the perimeter of the restaurant.Covid : You will be asked to disinfect you hands before entering . You can use the alcohol gel pump they offer you at the door.Tips :1. Go early and beat the wait-list rush. 11:30am.2. Get Hakata firm noodles so they won't get soggy sitting in your bowl - if you are a slow eater ;).

Hannah Gwon

Went there for Friday lunch and we sat quite quick. They seem to have yelp join the waitlist service. Ramen is solid. Liked thin noodle better than thick wavy ones.

Ed Yu

I'm pleasantly surprised how good the ramen soup is. It's creamy but not thick and the flavor is light enough to be enjoyed while retaining a strong flavor. It's one of the few times I actually enjoyed the soup base after finishing the ramen. The ramen itself is chewy and I especially like the chashu pork. Overall one of my favorite ramen places.


I’m a vegetarian and really like their Akamaru Ramen. The sesame broth has depth, yet still light enough to where you won’t need to take a nap after your meal. They have other veg-friendly items on the menu as well. I’ve been to Hakata for ramen and it’s pretty awesome to have this place locally.

Spalding Indigo

THEY HAVE A DYSON IN THEIR SHOP. I WAS BLOWN AWAY A RESTAURANT HAS ONE, so you know they take cleaning up and keeping tidy seriously, kudos! The seating is cozy and accommodates all group sizes. The food was excellent! The broth for the ramen I ordered was rich and flavourful. Their thin noodles were nice and had good texture. The chashu was delicious. What set this place apart from other ramen places I've been is there's less broth in the bowl than usual, so you can feel fine drinking more of it (for sodium conscious people) and the broth is more concentrated so each spoonful is very rich in umami. The takoyaki was fantastic. A popular place to eat so come early and don't mind the wait, it's with it. Would recommend!

Luca Candela

Aggressively OK, but incredibly expensive for what is run of the mill ramen. Served with very little broth, usually cold (happened twice in a row) I simply can't recommend this place when there's so many better options in the area. They got a famous name and nothing else, skip this one.

aq xin

Came in on a Sunday for lunch and it was fairly busy. Ordered the Akamaru Modern, was slightly spicy and egg was cooked perfectly. Just wish the noodles were more chewy. My group enjoyed this place!

Shirley C

I came here with 2 other people on a Sunday at around 11am. Since they just opened for the day, there weren't too many people, and there were plenty of tables. However, when we got there, there wasn't anyone to greet at the door, so we added our party to the Yelp waitlist.. which we were unable to see our reservation on the waitlist after we joined it. Not sure if they even actually utilize it for seating..? We waited another 5 mins before going in and just telling them our party and getting seated.Menus are available by scanning a QR code with your phone, which is standard these days during the pandemic. Do note that they require everyone in the party to order something as a minimum. "1 order minimum per guest" So, no sharing between two people if you don't eat that much? It looks like they also note that you cannot add people to your party once you're seated. 18% automatic gratuity for parties of 6+.Our server took our order quickly, without utilizing anything to remember our order. The food came out quickly, but our appetizers and additional toppings for the ramen were nowhere to be seen. Turns out that our server completely forgot about those items, and only put in the orders for the ramen itself. You see... taking orders without any notepad or tablet is only impressive when you take the order correctly..The ramen itself is just okay, nothing to be impressed about. I ordered the Karaka Spicy with soft thin noodles.. and unfortunately I tasted more of the "hot spices," which seems like chili oil of some sort, than I did of the tonkatsu broth..I wanted to like Ippudo, but sadly I wasn't too impressed. Needless to say, I won't be returning, since there's plenty of other restaurants in the area.

Andrea Tai

The most unimpressed I’ve been by a ramen place… I’ve never seen a ramen place serve up a soft-boiled egg looking like this……..

yomi matsuoka

Not bad but the broth should be a bit hotter and saltier

P Nguyen

Okay ramen, okay noodles, okay broth. Good service. It did not take too long to get the food, but it was not fast either

Jung Lee

This is the Cupertino outlet of this chain ramen shop out of Japan. I had the SHIROMARU CLASSIC and the GOMA Q and the TAKOYAKI. All were quite good. Noodles were al dente in the beginning and as you ate they would soften and absorb this pork flavor, seasonings and picked vegetable flavors. This was a good set of dishes for Japanese ramen.

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