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Santouka Ramen

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3760 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-3126
(310) 391-1101
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for the real stuff- this is not a restaurant. It's a food court where you grabb your tray from the window to a public seat and then you enjoy a great !! Real japanese food. Excellent Ramen ! Many good sides. Very affordable. Love it

Thank Tomer Z
Los Angeles, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband loves the curry at a restaurant in the same food court, so we go to the Matsuwa Market whenever we are in town. I get Santouka ramen because I love ramen! But there are a few things I don't like about the overall experience: 1. It's cash only. There are a few restaurants here that take plastic, but... More 

Thank YellowGazelle
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended for ramen lovers. Tasty broth, no long wait lines and you can pick between 3 different sizes. Convenient location inside mitsuwa food court.

Thank badwolflibrarian
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Meagan L
Staten Island, New York, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank loched
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69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Tomer Z
Santa Monica, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Akiko A
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

1 Thank Aigooooo
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Ken0214
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3760 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-3126
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: (310) 391-1101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?