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Daikokuya

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Special Diets
Vegan Options
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APPETIZERS
5.95
Gyoza
pan-fried pork and vegetable dumplings
5.95
Sliced Roast Pork
seared kurobuta pork belly chashu with sweet glaze and green onions
4.95
California Roll
a lo-cal favorite
7.5
Spicy Tuna Roll
avocado and tuna rolled with a kick
5.95
Tuna Roll
tuna sashimi rolled in the authentic hosomaki style
3
Cucumber Roll
also known as kappa maki. vegetarian friendly
9.95
Tuna Sashimi
raw tuna and radish shavings
3.5
Tsukemono
assorted pickles including takuwan radish with shiso leaf insert
6.95
Tonkatsu
our crunchy and juicy deep fried breaded pork cutlet
6.95
Fried Spicy Tuna
ground spicy tuna wrapped in a shiso leaf and deep fried in tempura batter
SPECIALTIES AND RICE BOWLS
7.95
Fried Rice
onions, green onions, egg, corn, imitation crab, and our chopped chashu pork with rice. comes with a side of miso soup
15.95
Tuna Sashimi Bowl
slices of raw tuna over a bowl of sushi rice. served with miso soup and salad
8.95
Tempura Bowl
3 pieces of shrimp tempura and 4 pieces of veggies over rice. served with miso soup and salad
8.95
Shredded Pork Bowl
our kurobuta pork belly grilled and served over rice with green onions pickled ginger and sweet glaze. served with miso soup and salad
7.95
Chicken Teri Bowl
our crispy teriyaki chicken over a bowl of rice. served with miso soup and salad
8.95
Pork Cutlet Bowl
breaded in panko crumbs and deep fried pork cutlet cooked again with egg in a soy sauce marinade. served with miso soup and rice
7.95
Chicken Egg Bowl
chopped chicken leg cooked with egg and onion in a house soy sauce. served with miso soup and salad.
16.95
Teriyaki Eel Bowl
a generous portion of teriyaki eel over a bowl of rice. served with miso soup and salad
13.95
Salmon Egg Bowl
a mound of salmon roe (egg) with a shiso leaf over a bowl of rice. served with miso soup and salad
SPECIALTY
for all tonkotsu fanatics: ask for the richer, kotteri flavor which uses added soup extracted from the back fat
8.95
Daikoku Ramen
9.5
Tsukemen
BENTO BOX
please select from the following choices. no double orders. served with rice, miso soup and salad. two item: $11.95, three item: $13.95
Chicken Teriyaki
Pork Cutlet
Spicy Tuna Roll
Assorted Tempura
California Roll
Avocado Roll
BEVERAGES - FOUNTAIN DRINKS
1.95
Coke
1.95
Diet Coke
1.95
Sprite
1.95
Lemonade
1.95
Iced Tea
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

The Daikokuya staff certainly knows how to make ramen! It was just delicious. The portions are quite large and very tasty. Service was fast and friendly; this is one of the top ramen places in LA for sure.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Joehasno
Reviewed February 15, 2019

You wont go here to linger - there is no ambience per se, the service is professionally adequate and you probably have to queue for half an hour but the food is outstanding. we all had the Ramen with some extras to throw in and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank keefyisback
Reviewed February 13, 2019

It's easy to walk past Daikokuya and not realize how special it is. The outside looks like a normal store-front in a row containing a Panda Express, a Starbucks, and other small eateries. But step inside and it's like being on a tiny Japanese street!...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sheila S
Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Still the best ramen on the West Coast in my very humble opinion. The rich and creamy pork broth is what edges out the competition. So flavorful and smooth. The noodles are perfectly fine, but nothing to write home about. Make sure you bring plenty...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank nycbos8
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

I found the place through Yelp and make a reservation. This little place tuck in the middle of Little Tokyo area. A cash only place, quick service, and really pack with people. I ordered a tonkatsu ramen. It came quick, the noodle was cook perfectly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank deb-5584
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Visited here as it was right next to my Airbnb and opted for the ramen as that's what all the reviews said, and they weren't wrong. I had to wait about 5 minutes to be seated, you go inside, write your name on a waiting...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank l_dalby
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

no respekt, unfriendly and then discuss about 5min why we dont want to give tip. sry but not for that service

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank schellTravels
Reviewed September 25, 2018

*CASH ONLY* As you walk in, you can find a little charming ramen shop modeled after realistic Japanese streets! FOOD: 5/5 Daikokuya specializes in their specialty Tonkotsu ramen. ADD KOTTERI!! Kotteri is extra back fat from the pig and adds an incredibly deep flavor into...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ShirleyBanda
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

This is super nice place! We where at little Tokyo and saw the line for this restaurant! What a joy. The ramen soup was authentic en full of taste! Awesome! The homemade gyoza was great as well. Must visit!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jipr2014
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Found this place on tripadvisor as we wanted a quick bite in little Tokyo. Food was exceptionally good and cheap. However....service was rude. Asked 3 times for a spoon and never got one. As I was in the middle of finishing my bowl of rice,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Y002Y
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