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2208 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1706
(310) 575-4999
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to do over an hour of wait but it was worth it. Loved the dumplings as well as the noodles. Place is a bit crowded and no waiting inside.

Thank Melissa H
Lake Worth, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place based of the reviews...we are not from Cali we're from Florida and don't have many authentic Japanese places back home. When we got there the place was packed but they do their best to seat you immediately. I've had Japanese in NYC and enjoyed it very much but man the noodles in this place were... More 

Thank Worldtraveler8286
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of a few Ramen places in LA that is totally legit. Great broth, smooth and fllavorful and will make you want to go back again and again. Just be prepared for long lines!

Thank CarmenInLosAngeles
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This isn't just one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. This is one of the best restaurants, period. Transcendent ramen. There is always a line out the door. So I've taken to getting there half an hour before they open. It is a credit to the owners that they keep the prices so low -- when there would STILL... More 

Thank ScoopLV
Longs, United States
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled from SC, but grown up in HI. Tasted many ramen shops but this was a good one! Many locations throughout the LA area the ones we visited were very delicious! Long lines (even late nights) but worth the wait! Will be back!

Thank Kenichi K
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Amazing is all I have to say. Arrive hungry as the portions are huge. Enjoyed the gyozas and bento box and it was easily the best miso I've ever had. Believe the hype - this place has got it going on.

Thank NicolaMaycroft
Baerum Municipality, Norway
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I was worried there would be a long wait, but when we came in at 1800 on a wednesday evening we got a table right away. They only had three Ramen courses on the meny. We both ordered the "House ramen" which was excellent.

Thank Haakonc2015
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We waited for nearly 2 hours for table of 2, we finished the lunch in less than 30 minutes once we got in. Both daikokuya ramen and spicy ramen were good. We ordered the belly slice pork, they practically melted on the mouth. Good food if you don't mind the wait. Cash only place also.

Thank twanie
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

About 10 years ago, this was one of the best ramen places in LA. About all that remains now is the line. The first time I went, several years ago, I waited over an hour, and even then, I didn't think it was worth it. Maybe worth a 30 minute wait. So, the last time I went, we got in... More 

Thank Masa J
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Restaurant on a quiet tuesday aftetnoon. With a nine year old I was a little bit worried about whether he'll like it or not but at the end we were totally satisfied. We ordered ramen combination with pork and it was the best. Also the gyoza and rice bowl for my 9 year old son was a... More 

Thank Ozan G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2208 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (310) 575-4999

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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