Dohatsuten

About

Ramen, Tapas/Small Plates

Price Range : $11-30 ($$)

  • star
    Yelp rating
    3.5 stars

Location

Adress: 799 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Phone: (650) 493-2878

Work Hours

Mon 11:30 am-2:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am-2:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am-2:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am-2:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am-2:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am-2:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am-2:00 pm

Business info

  • turned_in_not
    Health Score
    84 out of 100
  • turned_in_not
    Vegan Options
    Yes
  • turned_in_not
    Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • list_alt
    Takes Reservations
    Yes
  • directions_car
    Delivery
    No
  • move_to_inbox
    Take-out
    Yes
  • credit_card
    Accepts Credit Cards
    Yes
  • thumb_up
    Good For
    Lunch, Dinner
  • local_parking
    Parking
    Private Lot
  • directions_bike
    Bike Parking
    Yes
  • accessibility
    Good for Kids
    Yes
  • group
    Good for Groups
    Yes
  • insert_emoticon
    Ambience
    Casual, Classy
  • volume_up
    Noise Level
    Average
  • local_bar
    Alcohol
    Beer & Wine Only
  • turned_in_not
    Good For Happy Hour
    No
  • transit_enterexit
    Outdoor Seating
    Yes
  • wifi
    Wi-Fi
    Free
  • tv
    Has TV
    No
  • turned_in_not
    Dogs Allowed
    No
  • fastfood
    Caters
    No

Reviews

  • Amos D.

    star star star star star 10 April 2021

    Love this place, great Ramen and much more

         

    The only problem is that I don't know how to say the name of this lovely place

  • William X.

    star star star star star_border 9 April 2021

    Hands down, Co one here for the ramen only. I had the nankotsu, Cha Don, and the donhatsu in the tonkatsu broth. The nankotsu was by far the worst dish. Too crispy, lacking good meat, and having very little sauce to compliment it. The Cha soon was alright. The ramen was probably the best part. Try getting a soup base other than tonkatsu. Unfortunately there are too many flavors competing that it is hard to discern a taste other than umami.

    Update: so I came here again and tried the same with the spicy miso. It's not hot but rather a throat-burning heat.

  • Selena S.

    star star star star_border star_border 9 April 2021

    The chasu, pork belly, and taro pork were all good. As was the egg. But the broth and noodles were disappointing, which is so key! Noodles were a little too soft for me and the broth was on the watery side. I had to add a bunch of spice to give it some flavor.

    The restaurant management is super sweet though, and it's a cheap, well-portioned bowl of ramen, around $12. I guess at the end of the day I'd come back but I would go to other places first before suggesting this place. In the summer it's nice to sit on the patio if you're looking for an outdoor option.

  • Jean C.

    star star star star star_border 3 April 2021

    Before you read my review, you should know this about me:

    1. I'm a southern Californian born in Taiwan.
    2. I've lived in north Orange County all my life minus the four years I spent in UT for college.
    3. I love to eat, and refuse to eat anything I don't think taste good.  REFUSE.
    4. I don't mind spending money to eat well.
    5. My parents owned two sandwich shops while I was growing up.  I worked there as a kid, through college and beyond, so I'm a big fan of mom and pop shops.

    I don't know why this place got a 3.5 stars?!!??!?!  Are Palo Alto Yelpers that picky???  Or maybe they are sabotaging this gem to keep it to themselves?  Because everything we had was delicious.

    We came here on Memorial Day Monday, right as it opened.  Of course, there was no line, but within 20 minutes, that place was packed.  So word to the wise: get there as soon as it opens.

    What I liked about this place:

    1.  Easy to find, plenty of parking.
    2.  I tried side dishes: chicken and calamari.  Both were EXCELLENT, piping hot and actually really decent sizes.  I highly recommend them both.
    3.  Variety of broths and meats.  I am really boring when it comes to ramen, but I am appreciative of places offering different bases and toppings to those who are more adventurous.

    We also got an extra order of noodles.  Pretty sure my hip and waistline hate me, but I don't care.

    I would absolutely come back again.

  • Sejal K.

    star star star star star_border 17 March 2021

    The staff was friendly and the service was good. The vegan option was tasty and a good amount. I wish that it had more flavor and vegetables and tofu included. Overall, a very filling meal!

People Recommend