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Sawtelle Japantown

$$$$Perfect For:Casual Weeknight DinnerDining SoloLunchOutdoor/Patio Situation
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This tiny noodle shop specializes in Japanese curry ramen - something you can’t find on Sawtelle or really anywhere in LA - and it’s the best bowl of soup we've had in recent memory. The broth is a rich blend of earthy curry and salty chicken stock that’s topped with a slice of braised pork chashu and fresh, crunchy bean sprouts and green onions. When it all comes together with the chewy noodles down below, it’s a delicious, expertly-made bowl of soup that I’ll be eating any day when May Gray and June Gloom threaten to ruin our summer energy. Be sure to also try the equally-flavorful Keema, a dry curry noodle that comes topped with pico de gallo, corn, and shredded chili peppers.

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