Momotaro Ramen

1835 Spring St, Paso Robles
(805) 538-3876

Recent Reviews

Mindyjaz

I was so excited to here, yet my boyfriend wanted something else. I have been to plenty of public markets.....I'm from Santa Barbara. We have them all over. I have never found a place that won't let you sit at their area IN A PUBLIC MARKET if the person you are with is eating something else. RIDICULOUS!!! And i was craving ramen. I will never support this business. Very sad Because there are not many ramen places here. I would be understanding if it was busy. They had 4 other people. Wow. To turn away a customer. New practice or something. Pretty sad!!!!Rude workers as well!!!Go next door to The Third Degree. They don't have restrictions on where you can sit!!!

Cory Sharpe

Staff were friendly and realized they messed up my order before it got to me and fixed it. I enjoyed my ramen but the pork didn't fall apart like I hoped it would was a bit rubbery. I'd still go back and have it again though. :)Food: 4/5

Annie Kim

What a delightful surprise. The dumplings and ramen were delicious! The service was great too. Our server was so kind and sweet.

Richard Fung

Quick SummaryExcellent food with a small countertop bar dining area. There are tables upstairs if you want to mix and match restaurants (they're pretty stern about not allowing other foods there; and you would have to use a to-go bowl to use the different table areas). Service was a hit or miss though, but food was fantastic.Food- 5 starsGyoza- I was pretty impressed with the gyoza. They added the crispy bottom that really added a nice crunch texture to the gyoza. Would recommend trying itMomotaro ramen- the Tonkatsu broth was fantastic. The pork chashu was very good as well. The noodles did taste packaged and not house-made; it was good but not great. Overall, it was a splendid ramen bowlService- 3 starsThis was a hit or miss. The owner/manager was really helpful throughout. But some of the staff weren't the best. There was an egg missing in 1 of our ramen orders, and one of our friends had their order completely messed up. It is relatively new, so giving them some benefit, but it was a bit of a mess at timesBottom LineExcellent ramen spot. Definitely try the gyoza!

Geralyn Yparraguirre-Ong

The food here is really good. Tonkatsu broth was very clean and noodles were a perfect texture. Our two year old loved the bao and gyoza we got him and was even happier when we gave him some Ramen.Service was great too! Highly recommend.

Richard F.

Quick Summary Excellent food with a small countertop bar dining area. There are tables upstairs if you want to mix and match restaurants (they're pretty stern about not allowing other foods there; and you would have to use a to-go bowl to use the different table areas). Service was a hit or miss though, but food was fantastic. Food- 5 stars Gyoza- I was pretty impressed with the gyoza. They added the crispy bottom that really added a nice crunch texture to the gyoza. Would recommend trying it Momotaro ramen- the Tonkatsu broth was fantastic. The pork chashu was very good as well. The noodles did taste packaged and not house-made; it was good but not great. Overall, it was a splendid ramen bowl Service- 3 stars This was a hit or miss. The owner/manager was really helpful throughout. But some of the staff weren't the best. There was an egg missing in 1 of our ramen orders, and one of our friends had their order completely messed up. It is relatively new, so giving them some benefit, but it was a bit of a mess at times Bottom Line Excellent ramen spot. Definitely try the gyoza!

Renato Freitas

Being an active traveler for work, I had the opportunity to eat MANY Japanese ramen dishes. MOMOTARO is one of the BEST I've ever had. No concentrated paste for the broth, house made. I keep coming back over and over. It will NOT disappoint!!

D B.

I'm very impressed. I've had Momofuku in NYC and this definitely holds up. My family and I make the drive from Arroyo Grande to eat here.

Ellen S.

So rare for me to be able to find excellent vegetarian ramen! The mochi and tofu were cooked perfectly. The sauce was creamy and delicious. A perfect bowl of ramen.

Kristy ShanYun Chung

Didn’t expect to find a decent ramen place at Paso but here it is! Momotaro ramen is really good; shio is a bit too light for me (but probably be perfect for someone who wants something not too strong) but the chicken karaage is really good! Overall we will come back again next time stop by Paso.

Susie Penner

Nice broth, clean space at the counter, tasty karaage & gyoza. Will come back!

Thu D.

My Ramen Resume: I'm from LA and Orange County where I ate plenty of amazing ramen. I traveled to Japan three times before Covid. I even make my own ramen from scratch after not being able to find ramen in LA and Orange County that matched Japans. I know the difficulty of making a decent ramen bowl. I was sitting at momotaro bar excited to be there. The smells from kitchen reminded me of Japan and gave me flash backs of the bowls I ate there. After reading some reviews I wasn't worried. Btw parking is not that big of a deal like one person made it out to be. Find a spot and walk over. Not that hard. I started asking questions about momotaro to reaffirm what I was smelling from the kitchen. I soon realized I was in for a treat. They were going to open in 3/2020, but had to postpone for obvious reasons. Still opening up a few months later during Covid. They survived through that time and that told me they have to be good! If you're still reading this. I never write reviews this long. This tells you I highly recommend it here. The momotaro ramen was amazing. The broth is stupid good. It was rich and temp hot! I enjoyed every sip of broth. They give a good amount of noodles I've ever seen. It almost felt like it was close to double the standard amount. The char shu was good, but that broth and noodles is a winner. I finished the whole bowl and was so stuffed. I also got to try some of their Japanese style white bread with matcha. They use this bread to make their sandos on Thursday. I didn't catch her name, but the woman at the front was very informative and also is the baker of the bread. I was pretty bummed that I didn't have enough room to eat a sando. That bread was pretty damn good. I am sad that I found this amazing place so far from home. But it gives me a reason to come back.

RENE F.

Outstanding ramen in Paso Robles. Perfectly cooked pork with a rice noodle (I don't eat gluten) soft boiled egg was perfect. But to note : broth is very well balanced and a savory neutral base to add chili oil or seseme SO GOOD. Second: the braised pork melts MELTS in your mouth. Don't miss this spot. A true find

Ben Wilson

good food, and customer service, have rice ramen for people like me who are wheat sensitive. delicious!

Myoung K.

Just as good as the Bay Area!! The gyoza came with a nice crust and the bok choy was roasted. We will definitely be back. Excellent food and service!

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