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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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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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Columbus, Ohio
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154 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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507 reviews 507 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
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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159 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Pasadena, California
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244 reviews 244 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We first learned of Santouka from Jonathan Gold, the Food Critic previously of LA Weekly and now for LA Times. Indeed, Santouka makes the best Ramen in town. Their broth is intensely flavorful and rich, the noodles retains its chewy texture until the last bite. My favorite is Spicy Miso. Although they named it Spicy Miso, it is actually not... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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