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Santouka Ramen

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3760 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 391-1101
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Ramen in LA

I love Santouka Ramen, I still can't figure out their secret. Santouka Ramen is located inside the Mitsuwa Japanese Market in their restaurant section. So many different choices from Miso, Salt, and Shoyu Ramen with different ingredients. The broth is delicious, you don't want it to go to waste... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Santa Monica, California, United States
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Santa Monica, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I love Santouka Ramen, I still can't figure out their secret. Santouka Ramen is located inside the Mitsuwa Japanese Market in their restaurant section. So many different choices from Miso, Salt, and Shoyu Ramen with different ingredients. The broth is delicious, you don't want it to go to waste. Seating is in an open area Cafeteria style with other restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My "go-to" for hangover cure and pre-shopping snack is always serving delicious ramen every day until 8 p.m. The prices are very reasonable and the options are plenty! Cash only, but there is a Bank of America ATM in the food court. Hint: for $5.99 you can add the most tender bites of pork cheek!

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Tachikawa, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Mitsuwa provides food court and Santouka Ramen is the best in there. I went NJ Mitsuwa, Chicago Mitauwa and here. I think the LA Santouka is best quality.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I actually have never had a bowl of Japanese-style ramen at a restaurant until about 3 years ago. The thought behind it was, "Why would I go out and pay $10+ for a bowl of ramen when ramen is pretty much what I eat at home when there is nothing else to eat?" (For a lot of Koreans, instant ramen... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Skinny: Parking- free paved lot Decor- food court Restroom- slightly above gas station Coke Factor- in a can Food- delicious Bonus- Japanese market right there for all your shopping needs This broth was insanely rich and delicious. The noodles were perfectly cooked and a regular size bowl is enough for one. The pork was also rich and amazing! Slurp... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We visited this Santouka store when we came to buy Japanese grocery at Mitsuwa. Very classic ramen, tasted as good as the one in Torrance. We enjoyed it very much. However, the setting and environment here were not as good as the Torrance store. quite crowded in this Sunday afternoon(even around 130PM), noisy, hectic and timeworn. It's not their fault... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I LOVE good ramen, and I've eaten it in countless restaurants across the US so I have a good deal of ramen-eating experience. This ramen is easily the best ramen I have ever eaten. Period. The Salt Ramen has pork so tender you can cut it with your spoon (no joke), two kinds of Japanese mushrooms including the fancy black... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Good Broths, perfect noodles, and great service. We found another hidden gem in LA. My wife loved the eggs, and the salmon roe. It's in a Japanese grocery store so you have to look to find it.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My life has drastically changed forever after coming here for the first time. This is officially my favorite ramen in the world (yes, more than Daikokuya). I get the miso based broth. YUM! One of the reasons I love this place (besides it being incredibly delicious) are the size choices. I can never finish a giant bowl of ramen, especially... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I simply love Santouka. I think I've eaten there like 50 times. Not only are the noodles simply amazing but even during rush hour you will see a long line but it moves super fast. Also, the seating area is large and I've always found seats. I even sometimes order a second order of their pork bowl side dish. Its... More 

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Additional Information about Santouka Ramen

Address: 3760 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone Number: (310) 391-1101
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Japanese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3760 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: (310) 391-1101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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