1740 Buchanan St
San Francisco, CA 94115-3209

Tan Po Po Japanese Restaurant

Neighborhoods: Japantown
Cuisine: Japanese, Lunch, Noodle Bar

Tan Po Po Japanese Restaurant is a Japanese, Lunch, and Noodle Bar restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped between 15% to 18%.

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  • 4/21/2015

    A diner from Hong Kong, 00 tried it.

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Good, hot bowls of ramen at Tanpopo

There is piping hot ramen that hits the spot at Tanpopo in Buchanan Mall in Japantown. They have assorted shoyu (soy sauce) and miso ramen as well as some non-noodle dishes like broiled mackerel and gyoza. You can eat at the counter and watch Japanese TV. The only unusual thing about this place is that they don’t serve hot tea unless you order it from a can or bottle which is displayed on the counter. They will heat it up for you and serve it in a teacup. It’s odd, but I can overlook it since the ramen is so satisfying. Service is hit or miss, they are friendly but some servers are better than others. It seems at most places in Japantown, you go mostly for the food than the service.

Miso ramen with pork at Tan Po Po Japanese Restaurant

Miso ramen with pork

I crave this dish now that I’ve tasted it. The broth is so flavorful, and I love the bits of pork with all the veggies like bean sprouts, shredded carrots, bamboo, green onion, yellow onion. It comes with a piece of pretty fishcake and half a hard boiled egg. Very filling, large bowls. I’ve had the shoyu and Kyushu style varieties too but am convinced the miso is the best. If service was more consistent and they
had regular tea service, I would give this place four stars in a heartbeat.


Good enough ramen, better grilled Izakaya items, and medi...

Good enough ramen, better grilled Izakaya items, and mediocre service.

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Tan Po Po Japanese Restaurant is located near the cities of Hayes Valley, Mission District, , Chinatown, and Haight Ashbury.
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