Build-your-own ramen is a concept that might sound gimmicky, but at Shin-Sen-Gumi, it really works. The ramen here is among some of the best around. By build-your-own, we don’t just mean you get to throw a few green onions on top. From the thickness of the noodles to the richness of the broth, you can customize your bowl to any degree you want, and that’s the kind of power that keeps people lining up. There are a few locations scattered around the city from Gardena to Downtown LA, but if you’re in the car and in a rush, head to their Western Ave. location where you’ll find a drive-through ramen set-up filled with rich Satsuma ramen, beef curry udon, and pork cutlets over rice.