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The Ramen Cafe was created from the foods, I so love to eat from traveling in Asia. It was so hard to find the Ramen I love, so I created the Ramen Cafe to bring that to San Clemente. After opening, It was so wonderful to connect with this whole family that like my food and combination of Ramen, Bahn Mi Sandwiches and Ramen with Rice. To those who have not tried our food, we welcome you to our Ramen family.


Here is what some of our Ramen family says: I was surprised how good the Ramen was I thought San Clemente was only good for Mexican food and American. This place was solid. The broth had a good umami and the bowl is huge for $15. A solid bang for your buck. We also got a bánh mì, which I thought was excellent and it came with a bowl of the Ramen broth on the side to dip the bánh mì which I've never seen before, but was absolutely genius! All in all if I was down in San Clemente, I would definitely hit this place up again.


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Tuesday — Thursday 12pm - 8:00pm

Friday — Sunday12pm — 8:30pm


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Chelsie R.

Tried The Raman Cafe when I just moved here from LA, the mecca for amazing Ramen and to my surprise the food/ramen was outstanding right here in little San Clemente! Family friendly, delicious and my toddler loves it too!

Thank you Raman Cafe for great services and making us feel welcome every time we eat here!

E.J. C.

In LOVE with this charming Ramen restaurant!!!

The ramen was delicious and the ingredients are so fresh! My son had the OG Tonkotsu ramen, and I had vegetarian / GLUTEN FREE ramen.

Very impressed!! We highly recommend!! It's located in the San Clemente Old Town Plaza right up the street from the pier. Super cute vibe, extremely friendly staff, with in/outdoor seating, great food and great wine selections too ;)

I would have shared a photo of my sons OG Tonkotsu, but he devoured it!

Tony L.

This is one of my favorite spots for ramen in San Clemente. I usually get the og spicy ramen. The spice they use is tasty and the pork is usually great too!

I've had a cold bowl of ramen served to me before here, but they corrected it when I brought it to their attention. The broth is amazing! They give lots of toppings which I appreciate as some spots in laguna beach are very stingy with that ha.

They are usually fast to serve taking around 10 minutes to get a bowl of ramen to the table. I like their new improvements to the inside of their restaurant as well. There's a nice glossy bar area that looks like you're on the beach. Super cool! They keep their bathroom clean which I appreciate.

They are in old town plaza, an old western style area next to Ave Del Mar. The parking is usually easy here, later in the day is when it starts getting busier. They have extra parking in the back of the plaza just incase you need it.

They recently upgraded their menu adding things like black garlic oil and truffle oil. I tried both and they are really tasty. The noodles are good here too!

If you want some ramen today I recommend stopping by the ramen cafe!

OG Ramen

About Ramen, Japanese Food, Vietnamese Foods
and it's Demographics

The Ramen Cafe is located in
Old Town San Clemente California.


Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles (中華麺, chūkamen) served in a broth; common flavors are soy sauce and miso, with typical toppings including sliced pork (chāshū), nori (dried seaweed), menma (bamboo shoots), and scallions. Ramen has its roots in Chinese noodle dishes.[1] Nearly every region in Japan has its own variation of ramen, such as the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyushu and the miso ramen of Hokkaido.

Spicy chicken ramen-Buldak-bokkeum myeon , also called the Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen, is not only popular in Korea but also worldwide. Buldak-bokkeum myeon is second place in Korea ramen. It is considered one of the spiciest instant noodles available in the Korean market, with the original packet having 4,404

Scoville units


Pork ramen- Tonkotsu ramen (豚骨ラーメン) is a

ramen dish that originated in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture on the Kyushu island of Japan

, and it is a speciality dish in both Fukuoka (where it is referred to as Hakata ramen) and Kyushu.The broth

for tonkotsu ramen is based upon pork bones, and

tonkotsu (豚骨/とんこつ) in Japanese means "pork bones".The soup broth is prepared by boiling the bones in water for a significant amount of time, up to eighteen hours, and the broth is typically cloudy in appearance.Additional broth ingredients can include onion, garlic, spring onions , ginger, pork back fat, pig's trotters, oil and chicken carcasses. The dish is traditionally topped with chāshū (sliced pork belly), and additional ingredients can include kombu,kikurage shōyu, chili bean paste, sesameseeds and others

Banh Mi- InVietnamese cuisine ,bánh mìor banh mi /ˈbɑːn miː/ ,/ˈbæn/;Vietnamese:, 'bread') is a short baguette with thin, crisp crust and a soft, airy texture. It is often split lengthwise and filled with savory ingredients like a submarine sandwichand served as a meal, called bánh mì thịt. Plainbánh mì is also eaten as a staple food A typical Vietnamese roll or sandwich is a fusionof meats and vegetables from native Vietnamese cuisine such as chả lụa(Vietnamese sausage),coriander leaf (cilantro), cucumber, pickled carrots, and pickled daikon combined with condiments from French cuisine such as pâté, along withred chili and mayonnaise. However, a wide variety of popular fillings are used, from xíu mại (a Chinese dumpling) to even ice cream. In Vietnam, bread rolls and sandwiches are typically eaten for breakfast or as a snack.

A Buddha bowl- is a vegetarian meal, served on a single bowl or high-rimmed plate, which consists of small portions of several foods, served cold.These may include whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice, plant proteins such as chickpeas or tofu, and vegetables. The portions are not mixed on the plate or in the bowl, but arranged in an "artful" way. The concept appeared in 2013 (Juice for Life (now Fresh), in Toronto, Ontario, was offering this on their menu prior to 2013, and a recipe for a Buddha Bowl is in their cookbook dated to 2000, featuring recipes from the 1990s) and has grown popular since early 2017. Buddha bowls have been compared to Nourish Bowls (a non-vegetarian version) and to Poké Bowls (a Hawaiian raw fish dish)

Boba tea- Bubble tea(also known as pearl milk tea ,bubble milk tea tapioca milk tea,boba tea , or boba;

Chinese:珍珠奶茶;pinyin:zhēnzhū nǎichá,波霸奶茶;

bōbà nǎichá) is atea-based drink that originated in

Taiwanin the early 1980s.Taiwanese immigrants

brought it to the United States in the 1990s, initially in

California through regions includingLos Angeles County, but the drink has also spread to other countries where there is a largeEast Asian diaspora population. Bubble tea most commonly consists of tea accompanied by chewytapioca balls("boba" or "pearls"), but it can be made with other toppings as well, such asgrass jelly,aloe vera,red bean , and popping boba. It has many varieties and flavors, but the two most popularvarieties are pearl blackmilk tea and pearl greenmilk tea ("pearl" for the tapioca balls at the bottom).

Sake or saké (酒, sake, /ˈsɑːki, ˈsækeɪ/ SAH-kee, SAK-ay), also referred to as Japanese rice wine, is an alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Despite the name Japanese rice wine, sake, and indeed any East Asian rice wine (such as huangjiu and cheongju), is produced by a brewing process more akin to that of beer, where starch is converted into sugars that ferment into alcohol, whereas in wine, alcohol is produced by fermenting sugar that is naturally present in fruit, typically grapes.

Chicken Wonton(traditional Chinese:餛飩;simplified Chinese:馄饨;pinyin:húntun;Jyutping:wan4 tan1) is a type of

Chinese dumpling commonly found across regional styles of Chinese cuisine. It is also spelled wantan or

wuntun in transliteration from Cantonese 雲吞 / 云吞(

wan4 tan1) and wenden from Shanghainese餛飩 / 馄饨(hhun den).Even though there are many different styles of wonton served throughoutChina, Cantonese wontons are the most popular in the West due to the
predominance of Cantonese restaurants overseas.

Originating from China, wontons have also become popular in other East and Southeast Asian cuisines.

Edamame (枝豆, /ˌɛdəˈmɑːmeɪ/) is a Japanese dish prepared with immature soybeans in the pod. The pods are boiled or steamed and may be served with salt or other condiments. The dish has become popular across the world because it is rich in vitamins, dietary fiber, and isoflavones. When the beans are outside the pod, the term mukimame is also sometimes used in Japanese. Edamame are a common side dish in Japanese cuisine and as an appetizer to alcoholic beverages such as beer or shōchū. As an ingredient Edamame are found in both sweet and savory dishes such as takikomi gohan, tempura, and zunda-mochi.

Mochi (もち, 餅)[motɕi]is a Japanese

rice cake made of mochigome (もち米), a short-grain

japonica glutinous rice, and sometimes other ingredients such as water, sugar, and

cornstarch. The steamed rice is pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. In Japan, it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki (餅搗き).While eaten year-round, mochi is atraditional food for the Japanese New Year, and is commonly sold and eaten during that time.Mochi is a multicomponent food consisting ofpolysaccharides

,lipids, protein, and water. Mochi has aheterogeneous structure of amylopectingel,starch grains, and air bubbles.The rice used for mochi has a negligible amylose content and a highamylopectinlevel, producing a gel-like consistency.The protein content of the japonica rice used to make mochi is higher than that of standard short-grain rice.Mochi is similar to dango, which is made withrice flourinstead of pounded rice grains.

Miso soup (みそ or 味噌)

is a traditional Japanese seasoning. It is a thick paste produced by fermenting soybeans

with salt and kōji (the fungus Aspergillus oryzae) and sometimes rice,barley,seaweed, or other ingredients. It is used for sauces and spreads, pickling vegetables, fish, or meats, and mixing with dashisoup stock to serve as miso soup, a Japanese culinary staple . Miso is high in proteinand rich in vitamins and minerals, and it played an importantnutritional role in feudal Japan. Miso is still widely used in both traditional and modern cooking in Japan and has been gaining worldwide interest.

Taro (/ˈtɑːroʊ, ˈtær-/; Colocasia esculenta) is a root vegetable. It is the most widely cultivated species of several plants in the family Araceae that are used as vegetables for their corms, leaves, stems and petioles. Taro corms are a food staple in African, Oceanic, East Asian, Southeast Asian and South Asian cultures (similar to yams). Taro is believed to be one of the earliest cultivated plants.

Frequently Asked Questions

The asking hat is better than the not knowing hat!

Is there additional parking?

YES, There is another parking lot on Miramar with more parking spaces than the main lot. When you look out the Miramar entrance you should see a sign that says Old Town Overflow Parking Lot.

Is Spicy Ramen Really Spicy?

Yes, but you can do 50% mixes with regular broth to make it less spicy.

What are Bahn-Mi Sandwiches?

Bahn Mi a Vietnamese sandwich, that starts with a short French baguette with thin, crisp crust and a soft, airy texture. It is often split lengthwise and filled with meat and savory ingredients like a submarine sandwich and served as a meal.

Do you sell Saki?

YES, we have a number of very flavorful Japanese wines and beers to enjoy with our food!

Do you have 10Min parking for food pickups?

Yes we have two 10Min signed locations next to horse barn in the middle of the center. Stores sometimes have their own spaces they label during times of massive deliveries or pickups.

What is the most popular drink you serve?

Boba tea