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Ramen Seas in Sunnyvale

Melanie Wong Oct 16, 2013 10:08 PM

Ramen Seas is a newish ramen-ya in downtown Sunnyvale specializing in seafood styles. In addition to the regular menu, it offers a special of the day to add to a ramen order.

Last month I tried the #6 – Miso clam ramen, $11.75 for a regular size. The garlicky miso stock and noodles were topped with chashu, six emaciated clams, a wilted piece of nori, marinated bamboo shoots, too much green onion, seasoned egg, and a sprinkle of white sesame.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniewong/9887993053/

The egg was the one high point of too few found in this bowl. Whole and runny-yolked with a tender white, the soy sauce based marinade was subtle and not overdone.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniewong/9887903424/

Chashu was a leaner piece of the rolled belly. Served refrigerator cold, the brittle meat broke apart when touched with a chopstick. Good flavor though.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniewong/9887901894/

Noodles made by Myojo were firm to the bite. The soup stock was a letdown. Thick and muddy tasting, the stock drowned the clams and all other flavors. This was one of the more expensive ramen bowls around, making it all the more disappointing.

I also tried the fried oysters, $6.75. Six to an order, they’re breaded with panko and relatively greaseless. Nothing particularly remarkable about them, but I enjoyed the oysters more than the ramen.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniewong/9887993053/

Ramen Seas enters the ramen ranking at #62.

Ramen Seas
173 S Murphy Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 481-0900
http://ramenseas.com/

PERSONAL RAMEN RANKING
1. Ramen Halu, 375 Saratoga Ave Ste M, San Jose
2. Tsujita, 2057 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles
3. Tatsunoya at Mitsuwa Kyushu and Okinawan festival, 675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose
4. Himawari, 202 2nd Ave, San Mateo
5. Orenchi Ramen, 3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara
6. Santouka, 675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose
7. Maru Ichi, 368 Castro St, Mountain View
8. Izakaya Mai, 212 2nd Avenue, San Mateo
9. Shin Shin Men Men, 21265 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino
10. Gaku Japanese Charcoal Grill, 5152 Moorpark Ave, San Jose
11. Yonsei Ramen Shop @ Hopscotch, 1915 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
12. Ajisen Noodle, 47890 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont
13. Maru Ichi, 530 Barber Lane, Milpitas
14. Ramen Dojo, 805 South B St, San Mateo
15. Shalala, 698 W Dana St, Mountain View
16. Tanto, 1063 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
17. Izakaya Restaurant, 1335 N 1st St, San Jose
18. Alexander’s Steakhouse Lounge, 10330 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino (closed)
19. Santa, 1944 South El Camino Real, San Mateo
20. Do-Henkotsu House of Tokushima Ramen, 4330 Moorpark Ave, San Jose (closed)
21. Ramen Tenma, 487 Saratoga Ave, San Jose
22. Hapa Ramen, 1 Ferry Bldg, San Francisco
23. Ryowa, 859 Villa St, Mountain View
24. Orson Restaurant Bar + Lounge, 508 4th St, San Francisco (closed)
25. Izakaya Sozai, 1500 Irving St, San Francisco
26. Sumiya, 2634 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara
27. Tamashii Ramen House, 3288 Pierce St, Richmond
28. Gen Ramen, 47890 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont (closed)
29. Hana Japanese Restaurant, 101 Golf Course Dr, Rohnert Park
30. Ken Ken Ramen, pop-up at The Corner, San Francisco (closed, moved)
31. Kyora Japanese Restaurant, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale (closed)
32. Sobo, 988 Franklin St, Oakland
33. Kotetsu Ramen, 2089 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
34. BY Grill, 3226 Geary Blvd, San Francisco (closed)
35. Norikonoko, 2556 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
36. Dohatsuten, 799 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto
37. Hana, 4320 Moorpark, San Jose
38. Ozumo, 2251 Broadway, Oakland
39. Men Oh Tokushima Ramen, 5120 Geary Blvd, San Francisco
40. Muracci’s, 244 State St, Los Altos
41. Katanaya, 430 Geary Blvd., San Francisco
42. Tadamasa, 34672 Alvarado Niles Road, Union City
43. Noodle Me, America’s Cup Village concession, San Francisco
44. Masa's Sushi, 400 San Antonio Road, Mountain View
45. Ippuku, 2130 Center St, Berkeley
46. Nombe, 2491 Mission St, San Francisco
47. Gochi, 19980 Homestead Rd, Cupertino
48. Shimo Modern Steakhouse, 241 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg (closed)
49. Oyaji, 3123 Clement St, San Francisco
50. Ramen Misoya, 3541 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara
51. Chubby Noodle, 570 Green St, San Francisco
52. Ame Restaurant, 689 Mission St, San Francisco
53. Yu-Raku, 104 S El Camino Real, San Mateo
54. Namu, 439 Balboa St, San Francisco (moved)
55. Halu Restaurant, 312 8th Ave, San Francisco
56. Sanmi, 3226 Geary Blvd, San Francisco (closed)
57. Hatcho, 1271 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara
58. Kahoo, 4330 Moorpark Ave, San Jose
59. Tomoe, 810 3rd St, San Rafael (closed)
60. Ringer Hut, 1072 Saratoga Ave, San Jose
61. Noodle Theory, 3242 Scott St, San Francisco (closed)
62. Ramen Seas, 173 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale
63. Watami Shabu Shabu and Ramen, 5344 Geary Blvd, San Francisco (closed)
64. Where’s Buta by Elgin Espiritu and June Lee, Eat Real Festival, Oakland
65. Kumako, 211 E. Jackson Street, San Jose
66. Japanese Restaurant Hoshi, 246 Saratoga Avenue, Santa Clara
67. Ramen Club, 723 California Dr, Burlingame
68. Saiwaii Ramen, 2240 Irving St, San Francisco
69. Ryowa, 2068 University Ave, Berkeley (after ownership change)
70. King Won Ton, 1936 Irving St, San Francisco
71. Tazaki Sushi, 3420 Judah St, San Francisco
72. Ramen Rama, 19774 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino (closed)
73. Ogi-San Ramen, 10789 Blaney Ave, Cupertino (closed)
74. Kaimuki Grill, 104 S El Camino Real, San Mateo (closed)
75. Tanto, 1306 Saratoga Ave, San Jose (now Dan Izakaya)
76. Okazu Ya SF (Noriega), 2445 Noriega St, San Francisco
77. King's Garden Ramen, 39055 Cedar Blvd, Newark (closed)
78. Sushi Bistro, 445 Balboa St, San Francisco (closed, moved)
79. Genki Ramen, 3944 Geary Blvd, San Francisco
80. Mitsuwa Hokkaido festival booth, 675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose
81. Dan Izakaya, 1306 Saratoga Ave, San Jose
82. Lakuni, 325 E 4th Ave, San Mateo
83. 100% Healthy Desserts, 1155 Taraval St., San Francisco
84. Mifune, 1737 Post St, San Francisco
85. H2A Noodle, 42318 Fremont Blvd., Fremont (closed)
86. Iroha, 1728 Buchanan St, San Francisco
87. Chotto, 3317 Steiner St, San Francisco
88. Miraku Noodles, 2131 N Broadway, Walnut Creek
89. Manpuku, 2977 College Ave, Berkeley
90. Tanpopo, 1740 Buchanan Street, San Francisco
91. Sushi Yoshi, 39261 Cedar Blvd, Newark
92. La Shang Niang Ramen (OEC), 42 Dixon Rd, Milpitas (closed)
93. Oidon, 71 E. 4th Avenue, San Mateo
94. Taraval Okazu Ya, 1735 Taraval St., San Francisco
95. Suzu Noodle House, 1581 Webster Street, San Francisco
96. Bushido Izakaya, 156 Castro St, Mountain View
97. Fresh Taste, 2107 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
98. Asuka Ramen, 883 Bush St, San Francisco (closed)
99. Sapporo-ya, 1581 Webster St, San Francisco
100. Tokyo Ramen, 678 Barber Lane, Milpitas (closed)
101. Ramen Tomo, 4390 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
102. Kamakura, 2549 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda
103. Mama-san!, 312 8th Ave, San Francisco (closed)
104. Katana-ya Ramen, 10546 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito
105. Hotei, 1290 9th Ave, San Francisco
106. Bear's Ramen House, 2521 Durant, Berkeley