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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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  • 5
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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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Look, I'm no ramen connoisseur, but I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. I ordered miso ramen , along with a small fish side dish. The soup was rich and comforting. Santouka is cash only. If you have any trouble finding this place, it's situated inside the Mitsuwa Marketplace so you won't see signage... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
Meagan L
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Look, I'm no ramen connoisseur, but I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. I ordered miso ramen , along with a small fish side dish. The soup was rich and comforting. Santouka is cash only. If you have any trouble finding this place, it's situated inside the Mitsuwa Marketplace so you won't see signage for the restaurant outside. It's set up food... More 

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Thank Meagan L
Staten Island, New York, United States
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

So I had great expectations, as I enjoy the Edgewater, NJ location VERY much. They call their pork “Melty” and I was looking forward to tasting the West Coast version. While the broth is consistent, the ramen and pork was not. The ramen tasted like instant ramen that did not get enough cooking. The pork was not to the same... More 

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Thank loched
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

I was happy to find the authentic taste of the tonkotsu Ramen as well as the miso ramen and common flavors. Santouka cooks delicious noodles in a full-flavor soup, topped with select gourmet items. You can have it in 3 sizes and with several options. Very delicious, good quality. I'll come again.

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1 Thank Tomer Z
Santa Monica, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

I love Santouka Ramen, I still can't figure out their secret. Santouka Ramen is located inside the Mitsuwa Japanese Market in their restaurant section. So many different choices from Miso, Salt, and Shoyu Ramen with different ingredients. The broth is delicious, you don't want it to go to waste. Seating is in an open area Cafeteria style with other restaurant... More 

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1 Thank Akiko A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Aigooooo
Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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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1 Thank Ken0214
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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1 Thank khnry
Los Angeles, California
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620 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 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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Thank melobeam
Los Angeles, California
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321 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 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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Thank Chuang004
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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, Asian
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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