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Orenchi Ramen expands to Redwood City

Uploaded: Feb 18, 2018
Orenchi Ramen, which has drawn crowds and accolades since opening in Santa Clara in 2010, has opened a third location in downtown Redwood City.

Orenchi Ramen opened at 2432 Broadway St. on Feb. 1, General Manager Justin Chiang confirmed.

The ramen shop is known for its tonkotsu ramen and long lines. This year's Michelin guide said the wait is well worth it for the "rich and utterly delicious bowl of tonkotsu ramen full of chewy noodles, roasted pork, and scallions." There's also a soy sauce ramen, salt ramen and a limited supply of tsukemen, or dipping noodles.

Orenchi owner Kuniko Ozawa opened a second outpost, Orenchi Beyond, in San Francisco in 2014. Ozawa also owns Sumika in Los Altos and Iroriya in Santa Clara.


A bowl of Orenchi ramen at the San Francisco outpost.

Orenchi Redwood City's menu is largely the same as the original Santa Clara restaurant, Chiang said, with slightly different appetizers and beer. (A rotating tap is currently featuring Hitachino Nest Beer's White Ale. Appetizers in Redwood City include pork cutlet sticks, karage, hotate garlic butter scallops, deep-fried octopus dumplings and more. View the menu here.

Orenchi Ramen is open Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m.
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Posted by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park,
on Feb 26, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Roy Thiele-Sardiña is a registered user.

Elena, I am very familiar with Orenchi (I have waited 2 hours for a table at the Santa Clara restaurat).

after seeing your story i went with my family for noodles to redwood city. and was overwhelmed at the great Ramen they served. I ordered my favorite Chicken Karaage appetizer and of course the classic Orenchi Ramen (tonkotsu. it was as rich and wonderful as any Ramen I've had anywhere.

I will be back, and now that I don't have to drive to Santa Clara to have it, EVEN BETTER!!

Roy Thiele-Sardiña


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