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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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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
Mitsuwa = Santouka + Japanese store

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Ken0214
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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298 reviews 298 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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235 helpful votes 235 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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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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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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39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Santouka was amazing. Featured inside the Mitsuwa supermarket is this delicious gem. The ramen is amazing, but honestly even better is simply their pork over a bed of rice -this was melting in your mouth heaven. They were very busy at lunchtime, but no worries, ample comfortable food court-style tables. The food is so delicious and everyone is devouring it,... 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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