When this popular Japanese import opened in Pasadena, almost instantly the lines were out the door. Maybe because Pasadena had never seen a bowl of ramen before, but more likely it’s because Tatsynoya’s bowls of ramen are just that good. If you’re a thin noodle kind of person, the koku tonkotsu is your move, but we tend to go all in on the thick-noodle spicy miso bowl, extra pork. Obviously.
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Mtn on Abbot Kinney in Venice is the casual but pricey Japanese izakaya from the people behind Gjelina and Gjusta.
Sawtelle's Tsujita does the best tsukemen-style ramen this side of the Pacific and some of the best overall ramen in Los Angeles.
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Daikokuya is the mother of LA ramen and still holds up in its fantastic Little Tokyo space.
Shin-Sen-Gumi is a build-your-own ramen concept that actually isn’t that gimmicky.
Ramen Hood is an all-vegan ramen spot in Grand Central Market that's somehow actually delicious.
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