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“Good ramen, worth a try!”
Review of Daikokuya

Daikokuya
Ranked #205 of 10,038 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good ramen, worth a try!”
Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Was here a few times while I was in L.A.
Tried the basic ramen, tsukemen, fried rice, and gyoza. Everything was pretty good and tasty, good portion size, could get really busy, be prepared to wait.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank XeonFire
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California, United States
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“I like it but not the best”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

I ordered tsukemen but I don't really feel this is the best in LA.
結構評判が良かったので行ってみました。美味しかったし、雰囲気も面白かったけどロスで一番とは思いませんでした。たこ焼きは美味しかったです。ラーメンはパンチが無いというか。。。普通に美味しいだけでした。ただ、セットの丼とか美味しそうだったので今度行った時はそっちも頼んでみたいと思いました。

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank yokosanla
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent tonkotsu ramen... usually.”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

I really love this place. The tonkotsu ramen is excellent and the prices fair. You can let them know how you want your noodles cooked.

The restaurant is tiny so you usually have to wait in line a little.

We've had times where the broth was not hot enough, other times where the egg was either overcooked or cold.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Marie B
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Tokyo, Japan
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“On the top of my "LA Ramen list"”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

The only possible setback is the wait-line and the limited parking spaces.

I have no doubt that the quality of ramen is THE BEST in LA.

I liked the Shinsengui in Redondo Beach / Gardena but I could not stop driving to this place even though it took me an hour.

This was one of the few "japanese places" where I could take my Japanese friends with no disclaimer like "don't expect too much because we are in LA and not in Tokyo".

Only once, one of my Japanese friends commented that the broth needs more "punch" to it. I guess he meant the soup needs to be more thicker (more salt/spice etc) which seemed kind of true.

However, considering that we were in LA, Daikokuya should be praised with hands down!!

  • Visited January 2014
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Broke Da Mouth!”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

From Hawaii, the term Broke the Mouth means the food is Exceptional, and this little eatery ilives up to the description. My daughter took me here because she knows I love noodles.

I am a ramen eater, and the ramen here is exceptional. You have to come hungry because the bowl of ramen is big. What i really liked a lot was that they top their ramen with lots of green onions, my favorite, and the broth is sooo good!

Even if parking is a hassle, the wait is long, i wouldn't mind going back here. The prize of eating the best ramen is sure worth the hassle.

  • Visited May 2014
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