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“A bowl of udon to die for” 5 of 5 stars
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Daichan
11288 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91604 (Universal City Area)
818 980 8450
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Ranked #2,123 of 8,646 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Universal City Area
Los Angeles, California
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“A bowl of udon to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Tucked away in a little strip mall, this is a cozy restaurant inside, the walls covered from top to bottom with art and artifacts and menu drawings. This is definitely not a sushi destination, but if you're in the mood for "Japanese comfort food" (as they call it themselves), this is the place to go. The udon bowls and broths are unbelievable. My favorite is the house udon, which you can get with chicken or tofu (my preference). Each spoonful is heaven, a rich broth with perfectly textured udon noodles and enough veggies to round out the meal. Husband's favorite is the tempura udon bowl. Also good are the poki bowls, with your choice of raw fish toppings on rice, salad and ginger. Start with a little appetizer size of sesame seaweed or spinach to wake up the taste buds. Inexpensive and delicious, you can't go wrong here.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“authentic japanese "comfort food"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

authentic japanese "comfort food"

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“Really unusual menu and...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2008

Really unusual menu and fun, whacky decor . . . a real treat for the restaurant weary.

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“asian soul food. amazing. be sure to get the mix poki bowl!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2008

asian soul food. amazing. be sure to get the mix poki bowl!

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“Tasty, satisfying, comforting, healthy, well-made with fresh ingredients, huge menu to try, some authentic Japanese...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2008

Tasty, satisfying, comforting, healthy, well-made with fresh ingredients, huge menu to try, some authentic Japanese items like the Ramune soda, ginger drink, etc. The staff is really Japanese, friendly, kind of adorable. When I was sitting alone waiting for my food, they brought me over a selection of magazines and newspapers. The staff remembers some of my preferences. The decor is crowded with Japanese items and and illustrated menu from ceiling to floor. Completely charming. I bring only my best friends here.

Some menu favorites: Salmon Ikura bowl, Nabeyaki Udon (to share!), stuffed pumpkin appetizer, curry chicken, salmon soup rice ... pretty much everything!!!

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