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Daikokuya

Ramen Restaurant and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles
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  • LAist
    LAistMay 5, 2015
    It's rare you won't find a line of people queuing outside of this tiny Little Tokyo spot. Their signature Daikokuya Ramen features a rich, creamy tonkotsu broth you'll wish you could drink from a can. Read more
    Upvoted Oct 9
  • Derek N.
    Derek NakamotoMay 12, 2013
    If I am in the downtown area or passing thru I will make it a point to stop in here for a bowl of their Daikoku Ramen ... the best broth & noodles ... the seasoned egg is to die for! Great vibe!
    Upvoted Oct 9
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon F.August 6, 2015
    Their Kaikoku ramen and its broth are epic. Also recommend their takoyaki. Best I've tasted so far. Get their thirty minutes before opening; they fill up quick.
  • Meilissa
    MeilissaAugust 12, 2014
    The kotteri daikoku ramen is good, though it's not as good as Ippudo ramen in Fukuoka. The shredded pork rice bowl however, is HEAVENLY! Gyoza is awesome too. The line is long, but worth the wait.
  • Cameron W.
    Cameron WylieDecember 21, 2014
    The best Tonkotsu ramen I have ever had. The broth had the richest porky flavor. The flavor of browned pork came through very strongly. This type of broth usually tastes generic, this tasted of pork.
  • Evadora Z.
    Evadora ZhengiaDecember 8, 2012
    If you've finished eating, kindly get up and see yourself out. There's a lot of people waiting in line to enjoy the heaven food, so take your small talk to Starbucks or something. Thanks
  • Kenny R.
    Kenny RenNovember 29, 2013
    Ramen combo is super good. had the salmon bowl. the size of the combo is really really big. their salad dressing is amazing, thus they definitely have a legit reason to actually sell that dressing.
  • Harout D.
    Harout DerassoyanOctober 16, 2015
    This is the best ramen spot I've tried so far in Los Angeles. I got the daikoku ramen koterri style with a side of fried rice. The broth was amazing and the pork was melting away.
  • GNTLMN
    GNTLMNJanuary 8, 2013
    The best place in town for ramen. Very authentic, feels like you're in Tokyo. Always a little line, so get there 30 mins early, put your name down, and take a romantic stroll. - India de Beaufort
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BautistaSeptember 18, 2013
    1st Ramen spot I've ever tried and glad it was here. If you want some extra flavor burst, add the back fat! The wait took some time & seating area for large groups isn't so good, but food was great!
  • Kenji T.
    Kenji TsukamotoJune 21, 2013
    no reservations, gotta put your name on a list. plan on waiting a while. grab some mochi gelato while you wait down the street! My favorite ramen shop in america, worth the wait!
  • Alicia J.
    Alicia JAugust 2, 2014
    Go for the combo for the first time. You can experience more. Don't get appetizers! The broth is perfection and filling. 😉 eel was like whoa😍
  • Jamie R.
    Jamie ROctober 3, 2016
    Love the salad dressing and the combo meals are definitely the best value. Tempura and teriyaki chicken are great. Adding chili powder really helps the flavor of the soup.
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChernickOctober 20
    Gotta get the ramen, obviously. The spicy miso has a great balance and comes with the richer back fat broth. If you don’t go spicy, at least get the richer broth!
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesDecember 24, 2016
    Perfect on a rainy night, open late, cash only, yes a wait and limited seating but those noodles... actually a full bar too!
  • Eli K.
    Eli KibrickDecember 18, 2011
    Get the ramen as is. Koteri stands for "more flavor" but it really means more pork fat in the broth. It's delicious but excessive. Best Ramen in LA. BEST egg in ramen ever!
  • Chelsea W.
    Chelsea WFebruary 24, 2012
    The place isn't very big at all, but it is always swarming with hungry happy people looking to eat amazing ramen. First time yesterday...had the daikokuya ramen and it was the bomb dot com.
  • Starry K.
    Starry KitchenMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for the ramen, but stay for the frickin' SHREDDED PORK BOWL! Its frickin' FANTASTIC & in my opinion.. Actually outshines the ramen its so good.
  • meniscuszine.com
    meniscuszine.comSeptember 24, 2011
    A chain where the signature tonkotsu ramen includes broth that has been boiled overnight. The waits can be longer than NYC's now-legendary Ippudo, even for one person, but worth it.
  • Nellie S.
    Nellie SaidFebruary 6
    I've only tried their pork belly ramen, but that was enough to convince me of the excellent quality of food they have! Will definitely recommend to others!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacApril 2
    Snagged a half bowl of their classic ramen late on a Saturday, and it was well worth the short wait! Solid broth that's simple but well done.
  • Jean-Louis N.
    Jean-Louis NtangDecember 8, 2014
    The best Ramen experience since moving back from Fukuoka. The wait for seating is ridiculously long, but the Ramen is worth the wait.
  • Chenjing W.
    My go-to place is 新撰组, a couple blocks away. Go to this one at midnight when it's still open and there is no line. Rich broth. Best group treat
  • Alyssa H.
    Alyssa HirschJanuary 22, 2016
    Very delicious ramen, but last time I went they only take cash so make sure you keep that in mind before heading over. I had to go to the atm across the street.
  • Vu L.
    Vu LeFebruary 12, 2014
    Japanese food are always good to be digested & doesn't have any side effect too. But taking care of our oral health is important just like taking care of other issues in our body.
  • Alan W.
    Alan WiemeFebruary 14, 2016
    Can't go wrong with the house ramen and some amazing gyoza! The tuna bowl isn't too bad either to cool things off a bit.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MuseAugust 16, 2014
    Fantastic ramen despite the limited options (don't back down from choosing kotteri style), you'll probably have to wait for a table though
  • Justinh A.
    Justinh AveryJuly 26, 2011
    If you can't handle the entire bowl of ramen, get a half-bowl. It's still a good amount of soup, and you can try some of their delicious rice bowls. ^_^
  • Edward F.
    Edward ForteFebruary 8, 2015
    Dated furniture, small, weak service. Food is good though and would come back just for that. Be sure to wait a while so come early.
  • Meredith
    MeredithAugust 28, 2014
    The Daikokuya special ramen is delicious! If you want lunch on a weekend, get here before opening. It gets crazy busy!
  • Death and Peaches
    Put your name down on the list and remember your number! Be prepared to wait, there's always a long line and seating is limited. The pork bowl is super tasty!
  • Meilissa
    MeilissaJanuary 23, 2015
    Great value combo set! Try the ramen with shredded pork bowl! 🐽🐷👍
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HoangNovember 2, 2015
    Creamy broth and chewy noodles are perfection. Don't be one of those people that finishes eating and then sits around chatting!
  • My V.
    My VanJanuary 3, 2015
    So worth the wait for the ramen. It was around a 1.5/2 hour wait. Just overall so satisfying.
  • Gil A.
    Gil AsakawaFebruary 25, 2011
    Don't wait in a long line... go down the block to San Sui Tei. The ramen and fried rice combo's great & no wait. Nice atmosphere & service too. Owner Fanming Yuia the best. Daikokuya's overrated.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LaiDecember 19, 2014
    Good broth. Braised pork is not as flavorful on its own -- eat it with the broth & noodle.
  • Aaron N.
    Aaron NJanuary 25, 2015
    I love this place. Phenomenal ramen. Expect long wait. Cash only.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangDecember 31, 2015
    Go for the spicy miso ramen and the shredded pork bowl combination meal. The gyoza was short of amazing.
  • Luke Kash Y.
    Luke Kash YunNovember 28, 2011
    The wait is usually always insane, but the ramen is well worth it. Get on the waitlist & walk around. Shredded pork is also delish
  • Nej K.
    Nej KutcharianJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ordering Ramen is easy since there is one main item on the menu and everything else revolves around that item. Tasty good food.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SuFebruary 20, 2011
    this is iconic ramen. the ramen combo is worth it, it's sooo much food. found myself at a bar while waiting, so do that to enjoy your food even more ;)
  • ivy♥
    ivy♥August 9, 2010
    Be warned: you'll have to wait for a while (read: 30 minutes min) before getting a table. Once you get one, get the ramen! It's pretty much the same of what you can get in Tokyo.
  • Superb
    SuperbJuly 25, 2012
    GO AT STRANGE TIMES. We cannot stress this enough. Yes, they make an awesome bowl of ramen, but the wait can get ridiculous!
  • Jo J.
    Jo JoJanuary 15, 2012
    Don't come here if you are super hungry because you might wait for an hour or more. Bring cash because it's cash only. Get their famous Daikoku ramen. :)
  • Mark O.
    Mark ONovember 12, 2010
    Come before 5 pm and beat the crowd. Otherwise expect a wait. The ramen here is delicious and is one of my favorite! Try it with a side of fried rice.
  • Patricia L.
    Patricia LeeMay 19, 2014
    Dining alone here is the key to getting out of a long wait. If you're lucky, you'll only wait a bit for a single spot at the bar!
  • Tonio B.
    Tonio BaquiranOctober 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    pretty great place for ramen, but don't be afraid to try shin-sen-gumi or men-oh in the neighborhood too...
  • Czara J.
    Czara JAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The gyoza and chicken teriyaki are crispy and delicious. If you are feeling adventurous, order your ramen with extra pork fat.
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesAugust 1, 2013
    Enjoy some of the best ramen in Los Angeles here in Little Tokyo for less than $9/bowl.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroNovember 29, 2012
    just hooked up the Daikokuya Ramen; the PERFECT day for a bowl of ramen. Pleasantly surprised, magically delicious.
  • Alexandra A.
    Alexandra AlfaroJune 16, 2016
    They have Some Dank Ramen👌... Very Yummy! Ramen is so Addicting to eat!!❤🍥🍲🍥
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Remington G.
    Remington GuestAugust 6, 2014
    Ramen. It's the jam. Add the extra flavor. Make sure to get a side salad too!! Dressing is amazing.
  • Charles L.
    Charles LawJune 1, 2013
    Get the gyoza, daikokuya ramen with kotteri soup base, and the shredded pork rice. Amazing!
  • Rey M.
    Rey MarinJuly 10, 2013
    The Spicy Miso Ramen was AWESOME! Better than Saimin. Well, I guess you can't compare apples and oranges.
  • Jesse F.
    Jesse FullerDecember 10, 2015
    The most authentic and delicious tonkotsu you can get in LA. If only it wasn't so damned crowded all the damned time.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MutiaJanuary 6, 2014
    Best ramen place I've been to LA so far. Cash only. Also, be ready to stand in line.
  • Christie W.
    Christie WangDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best ramen places I've been to. Try to go in the morning or late afternoon to avoid crazy lines!
  • Mary W.
    Mary WangDecember 29, 2013
    If you have a big appetite, the combos (which comes with the famous daikokuya ramen) is great.
  • Lizzy S.
    Lizzy SaxeDecember 27, 2014
    Wonderful ramen, great takoyaki (but remember to let them cool lest you burn your mouth!).
  • Thamer M.
    Thamer MishimaMarch 21, 2015
    The chicken here had a distinguish taste I loved it👍
  • 오미헤
    오미헤February 20, 2013
    LITTLE TOKYO 11th ANNIVERSARY $5.00 RAMEN BOWL ! 3 DAYS ONLY ! FEB. 20, 2013 - FEB. 22, 2013 ! DONT EVER MISS THIS SPECIAL ! come super early or else the wait is super long !
  • Michael K.
    Michael KalecAugust 11
    It's a very good spot. Always crowded. The other location on Sunset blvd does not have the same line, but has the same taste!
  • 오미헤
    오미헤August 21, 2011
    i love love LOVE RAMEN NOODLEZ & 7 BUCKZ & long long wait but worth it.. itz a famous hole in the wall place: everythin iz good & cheap here
  • Elisa L.
    Elisa LouAugust 27
    Pretty short wait for group of 2, fast service speed. The shredded pork on rice really delicious - a pleasant surprise. The ramen is decent but overrated
  • Angela J.
    Angela JudeAugust 8, 2014
    Cabbage salad!!!!! Plus noms ramen and small rice bowls and everything is good here.
  • Gary L.
    Gary LiOctober 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't emphasize this enough: if you come during normal meal hours or on weekends, be prepared to wait a while. It's well worth it for the best ramen in the area though.
  • Larry R.
    Larry ReynosaDecember 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The food here is delicious. I like sitting at the counter so the food smell gets in my clothes. That way I make a ton of new kitty cat friends on the way home!
  • Pamela L.
    Pamela L.January 14, 2013
    Hands down the number one ramen place. Kottori ramen ftw!! 2 hour wait? Well worth it.
  • Jaaaa C.
    Jaaaa CNovember 3, 2012
    this place comes very close to Ippudo NYC. the soup is delicious, can't wait to go back!
  • Eve L.
    Eve LandisJanuary 31, 2012
    The broth is so porky in a good way...you must love the baboy if you come here... I give it 3.5*
  • Taryn Maxximillian D.
    Get the extra rich broth. I get the noodles with no egg. It's awesome! The combo with spicy tuna is my favorite.
  • Mikey P.
    Mikey PortayAugust 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    OH YESSS shredded pork bowl mixed with the ramen......dont finish it!!! take it to go and eat it the next morning or day...SOOO DELISH!!
  • Meilissa
    MeilissaAugust 12, 2014
    When you're done with you're meal, move somewhere else to chitchat, the line is long. Give other people a chance to enjoy this heavenly meal too.
  • JT
    JTApril 19, 2016
    While shinsengumi down the street had better ramen in my opinion, daikokuya has got some amazing rice dishes
  • Joe D.
    Joe DeRoseDecember 25, 2015
    Daikoku ramen is the best ramen I've ever had. Gyoza also can't be beat.
  • Salvador .
    Salvador 🐒November 12, 2014
    The ramen is very good and not overhyped at all. Unfortunately, waiting in line is not worth it when there are other places in Little Tokyo also serving great ramen.
  • takishido n.
    takishido nekoOctober 16, 2014
    Ramen well worth the wait, one of my favorite soft boiled tea eggs in LA.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HirokaneNovember 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    You can take home whatever you don't finish (shameful!). I take the broth home and use it with pan fried rice. Mmm.
  • Mick M.
    Mick MotorOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Nooodle house in LA. After living in Hawaii for ten years I've been dying or authentic ramen house. This is it!!
  • Genevieve S.
    Genevieve ShaunSeptember 21, 2010
    If its just the 2 of you, tell the staff you don't mind the bar seats and you ll get in almost instantly. True japanese way to eat!
  • 오미헤
    오미헤February 19, 2013
    omg ! LOVE THIS RAMEN PLACE ! NUMBER ONE BEST EVER ! must try for everything !  EVERYONE MUST !
  • Paolo M.
    Paolo ManalotoMarch 17, 2014
    Ask for the "Kotteri" broth for a richer and more intense flavour in your ramen.
  • Aeson
    AesonSeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It's CASH ONLY! They've changed it so don't forget to bring cash! If you do there's a citi bank atm across the street ($3 charge for non customer)
  • ドーラ
    ドーラNovember 5, 2010
    Best ramen and rice bowls!!! The waiting lines are usually longer than Shakespeare's, but it's definitely worth it.
  • Meilissa
    MeilissaJanuary 23, 2015
    Their pork sausage & slice roast pork are NOT to be missed!! 👍👍👍
  • Abdulelah A.
    Katsu, salmon sashimi bowl, and eel bowl are amazing.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzSeptember 15, 2014
    Get their Daikokuya ramen if it's your first time here
  • Liz K.
    Liz KimSeptember 26, 2011
    best ramen in LA! Located in Little Tokyo. Make sure u can wait for it
  • Nik W.
    Nik WilliamsonAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They open at 11 am. Ramen will be your best friend the morning after a heavy night of drinking.
  • Annie P.
    Annie PhamAugust 15, 2011
    put your name in and then go to the karaoke bar across the street to get a drink and sing a song before you get seated
  • Marisa G.
    Marisa GarciaNovember 8, 2012
    Sit at the bar and order up a big bowl of Daikokuya Ramen... So delicious!
  • Mike O.
    Mike OlsenNovember 27, 2012
    extremely friendly staff and wonderful atmosphere, try the green tea iced.. its delicious.
  • Betty
    BettySeptember 22, 2013
    Serving size for the ramen will leave you full for days...and days.
  • Daniela C.
    Daniela CordovaApril 1, 2016
    Spicy Ramen the best, everything depicious
  • Solario
    SolarioAugust 10, 2015
    A long wait, but there's plenty of vintage Japanese tin advertisements on the walls to look at.
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony CitranoNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Classic ramen combo is the way to go.
  • Cindy H.
    Cindy HJune 13, 2011
    Expect a 30 min to 1 hour wait, write your name down, walk around, come back, enjoy the Daikoku Ramen, leave satisfied.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaMarch 2, 2016
    Excellent ramen. Tiny shop so go early or late. 🍜
  • Luis A.
    Luis ArenasJuly 26, 2014
    I THINK THIS PLACE MAY BE A LITTLE OVERRATED. HAD TO WAIT 45 MIN TO BE SEATED. THEN MY BENTO BOX CAME LATE & IT DIDN'T TASTE ALL THAT GREAT. THINK I'LL JUST CHALK IT UP TO A 1ST TIME BAD EXPERIENCE
  • Arnie P.
    Arnie PanameñoMarch 10, 2013
    All their ramen uses pork based broth so if you don't like pork avoid it.
  • Arnie P.
    Arnie PanameñoJanuary 22, 2013
    Definitely give the Chicken Teri Bowl a go!
  • Sara
    SaraOctober 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best tuna sashimi I've ever had, and the salmon roe bowl is positively addictive!
  • The Fluff Ice™ Truck
    The Fluff Ice™ TruckDecember 8, 2011
    Try the Shredded Pork Rice Bowl - #yummy #delicious #cravable #nom
  • Sean S.
    Sean SamimiNovember 14, 2012
    Best noodle & sushi, totally worth the wait any time, any day!
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuAugust 10, 2014
    Their spicy miso ramen special had a great punch!
  • E-Kan S.
    E-Kan SoongFebruary 22, 2013
    Today is last day of its anniversary celebration! $5 ramen bowls! Prepare for a huge wait though=(
  • Kitty N.
    Kitty NgMay 8, 2014
    Spicy miso ramen and yakisoba are a must!
  • Danny C.
    Danny ChangJanuary 20, 2013
    Get the new beef with ramen special! The pork is amazing too
  • AMW
    AMWDecember 7, 2015
    Perfect jury duty lunch. Cash only.
  • Hao T.
    Hao TranJune 21, 2012
    My favorite ramen place. Ever. Get the Shredded Pork!
  • Jason C.
    Jason CookJanuary 7, 2010
    Wait times are *always* brutal. Get your name in, wave, then grab drinks at Chop Suey, or Imagawayaki at Mitsuru. If you're not there when they call, they'll put you next-in-line whenever you return.
  • frederick j.
    frederick johnsonSeptember 14, 2013
    Great ramen noodles spot! Cash only.
  • Trish
    TrishAugust 26, 2014
    It's even better the next day if you take home leftovers
  • Michael R.
    Michael RomoDecember 15, 2011
    Best Ramen in Los Angeles! Try the Ramen, you won't regret it.
  • Juan Pablo C.
    Juan Pablo CaicedoDecember 29, 2013
    Spicy Miso Rocks, you guys should try it.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MasataniDecember 2, 2013
    kotteri for the win. fried rice is dee lish too.
  • suzy q.
    suzy qJune 12, 2011
    It's well worth the 1.5 the wait! The pork in the ramen melts like butter :)
  • The Fluff Ice™ Truck
    The Fluff Ice™ TruckDecember 8, 2011
    Try the Diakoku Ramen - #warm #soup #noodles #delicious
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KFebruary 23, 2015
    ATM in the rear of the restaurant, towards the restrooms
  • PIC
    PICApril 18, 2011
    OMG, RFG (Really F'ing Good). Of course the Far Bar while waiting for a seat helps!
  • CinderSquare
    CinderSquareJanuary 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Put your name down, and then go to Far Bar for drinks. Then get the ramen with the shredded pork bowl... so delicious!
  • Nik W.
    Nik WilliamsonJune 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the gyoza. You'll regret if you don't.
  • Joey W.
    Joey WongAugust 6, 2013
    The combo is a really good deal!
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaJune 12
    Be prepared to wait for ages at any given time. Cash only!
  • Mariely B.
    Mariely BurgessFebruary 16, 2013
    Put your name down before you are too hungry. Be prepared to wait at least 1 hr.
  • Billy H.
    Billy HenehanMay 13, 2011
    Order the daikoku ramen and make sure to ask for extra flavor!
  • Alejandro C.
    Alejandro CruzSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Ramen EVER. Worth the wait. CASH ONLY.
  • Rhoda
    RhodaOctober 9, 2010
    great place for ramen! you'll definitely have to wait to be seated but its worth the it!!!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrownAugust 17, 2013
    Don't go at noon on a weekday. It's packed with the lunch rush. When we left at 1:00 there wasn't a line.
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    LA WeeklyDecember 29, 2010
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  • Tiffany H.
    Tiffany HwangMarch 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The spicy miso and the shredded pork bowl just might change your life
  • Christine N.
    Christine NgoJuly 26, 2010
    Like everyone else says, get the ramen with kotteri broth. Huge portions. Budget time for a nap after.
  • Angel S.
    Angel SaucedoOctober 23, 2012
    get there early, the line is always.packed, Cash Only
  • Hemang
    HemangAugust 14, 2011
    Try this place once ad I guarantee that you'll be coming back for more!!
  • Jane C.
    Jane ChuMarch 16, 2012
    The ramen here is the best I've had in LA
  • uno
    unoMarch 4, 2011
    Order a Tuna Sashimi bowl with a bowl of ramen noodles..Bomb!
  • Steven G.
    Steven GuilmetteSeptember 6
    Ramen anything and a pitcher with family and friends
  • Bkwm J.
    Bkwm JMarch 14, 2012
    Kotteri flavor - more fat & richer flavor (yummy but too filling)!!! :P
  • Tim L.
    Tim LamFebruary 4, 2013
    get a combo..big enough for 2 people to split!
  • Erin S.
    Erin ScottSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Be sure to ask for the spicy oil. It's magnitudes better than the spicy powder
  • Johnathan
    JohnathanFebruary 16, 2014
    Wait time is always insane. Give yourself a couple hours for it, but it's work it.
  • Nick J.
    Nick JeschkeJanuary 19, 2016
    Currently cash only. Best ramen in LA.
  • sabler
    sablerJanuary 6, 2016
    Cash only, long wait, but completely worth it.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyOctober 15, 2013
    Spicy miso was good but the kotteri ramen was gooooood 😍 skip the sashimi, it's meh
  • Christian B.
    Christian BJanuary 24, 2014
    Ramen. The pork belly is really good.
  • MO7S
    MO7SNovember 1, 2011
    Best & most authentic ramen in the city.
  • Bas W.
    Bas WindFebruary 10, 2013
    I don't know much about ramen, but this is some seriously good food.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LaiFebruary 5, 2013
    Kotteri ramen and chicken egg rice combo ftw
  • Noah Q.
    Noah QuéFebruary 13, 2011
    Try the gyoza here. (iced green tea was good too)
  • Yvonne K.
    Yvonne KwanAugust 26, 2015
    Daikokuya ramen with kotteri broth
  • Josie Q.
    Josie QuinnOctober 31, 2015
    Pork cutlet bowl
  • Jonny Y.
    Jonny YoungMay 15, 2016
    best ramen in Los Angeles and maybe California
  • Alex J.
    Alex JangDecember 4, 2014
    Rice is better than ramen. Ramen is too salty than tokyo, osaka ramen. But salty foods work in here.
  • Krystal C.
    Krystal CruzNovember 14, 2010
    For you lighter eaters they have half bowls of their ramen here too.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HernandezApril 23, 2012
    Best ramen ever. That is all I have to say about that!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MartinJanuary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The hype is right. INSANELY GOOD. Add the back fat.
  • Jason C.
    Jason ChanDecember 16, 2009
    Expect a wait, but it's completely worth it. Must have the Daikoku Ramen if it's your first time! Read more
  • Giovanni F.
    Giovanni FMay 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Spicy Miso Ramen is the best in town!
  • Lina A.
    Lina A.April 26, 2015
    Gyoza and daikoku ramen! Yum yum yum
  • Carolina H.
    Carolina HernandezSeptember 8, 2014
    Very disappointed. Called ahead of time to see what their hours were & was told they were open until 12am. I got there at 11 on the dot & was turned away.
  • Tobias W.
    Tobias WackerMay 6, 2015
    Still my favourite ramen joint in America.
  • Maybs M.
    Maybs MDecember 12, 2009
    Find the patience to wait a long time to get seated, then finish a whole bowl of koterri-style ramen and fried rice on your own.
  • Jill K.
    Jill KSeptember 23, 2014
    So worth the wait...get the tonkatsu ramen!
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonApril 9, 2016
    Try the Beef Bowl - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Mike F.
    Mike FontanillaAugust 10, 2011
    Daikoku ramen is their house specialty. おいしい!
  • Erika C.
    Erika ChuidianOctober 16, 2011
    have a small snack before coming.. it'll hold u over during the wait... very small.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonApril 9, 2016
    Try the California Roll - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Brandon K.
    Brandon KirklenJanuary 9, 2015
    Ramen here is awesome.
  • Gaston H.
    Gaston HinostrozaApril 21, 2010
    Ramen of course, but the deep fried spicy tuna rolls are a MUST!
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonApril 9, 2016
    Try the Tempura - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Art
    ArtApril 6, 2014
    Get the kotteri style for a richer broth.
  • emilia m.
    emilia monsterSeptember 8, 2010
    I visited this place with my best friend last year and I get SUCH terrible cravings! Too bad I'm across the country!
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuynhApril 1, 2013
    Daikoku ramen is worth the wait.
  • Ebee S.
    Ebee SFebruary 4, 2011
    Try the roman & the shredded pork bowl.
  • Daleon L.
    Daleon LJanuary 21, 2014
    This place is awesome, must go back...!
  • Greta A.
    Greta AlvarezDecember 28, 2010
    Just go with an empty belly. Too much Yummy food. Love the ramen
  • Michael Antonio
    Michael AntonioOctober 22, 2012
    Without question, THE BEST ramen in LA
  • Nunie D.
    Nunie DiazMarch 24, 2012
    Come hungry! Its great!
  • Kristen W.
    Kristen WongFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    daikoku ramen w/ kotteri flavor. don't ask, just do.
  • Leonard K.
    Leonard KimMarch 27, 2010
    Get the gyoza and fried rice. Best to get their ramen combo special.
  • Andre B.
    Andre BarreraMay 6, 2014
    Pork belly bowl on the side.
  • MJ ..
    MJ ..April 23, 2014
    Check out #godzilla at the door
  • Sue Ann H.
    Sue Ann HoJune 1, 2015
    The broth is amazing.
  • sara
    saraMarch 26, 2012
    Long wait. get on list, go drink at best by bar, then come back.
  • Tercius B.
    Tercius BufeteFebruary 10, 2014
    Get the ramen. No doubt
  • Daleon L.
    Daleon LJanuary 27, 2014
    Awesomeness...!
  • china
    chinaJuly 23, 2014
    The gyoza are on fire.
  • Amir B.
    Amir BaharlouFebruary 16, 2014
    Be warned, cash only!
  • Royce
    RoyceAugust 3, 2011
    Best ramen in LA, short of going to Japan.
  • Naree K.
    Naree KaeNovember 11, 2015
    Spicy miso ramen!! Love the interior
  • Giancarlo S.
    Giancarlo S.August 24, 2011
    Good. But don't believe all the hype. I wouldn't go out of my way for this. Shin Sen Gumi is better.
  • Rj V.
    Rj Van XettenAugust 4, 2011
    Best ramen evar!!! Try tonkotsu ramen
  • ૮( ⚈້͡ ໋͈ ૈ ꈊ ⚈້͡ ໋͈ ૈ)ა ..
    Daikoku ramen with kotteri flavor. DONE.
  • Vincent P.
    Vincent PunOctober 12, 2013
    best ramen I've ever tasted!
  • Aj B.
    Aj BautistaOctober 23, 2016
    Yummy tasty ramen
  • Kristina
    KristinaSeptember 22, 2013
    Cash only be prepared to wait. Be careful they say it's "20 minutes" and it's really an hour.
  • Bryan Y.
    Bryan YenFebruary 4, 2012
    Daikokuya translates to the BIG BLACK HOUSE. But I see nothing but small asian people.
  • Gary D.
    Gary DauphinJune 12, 2009
    Go to Daikokuya, order Daikoku Ramen combo with small shredded pork bowl, Sapporo's, maybe the fried spicy tuna. Also, Lipitor.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Sang Yoon, chef of Father's Office, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Ramen. Read more
  • Brent W.
    Brent WarnerApril 6, 2013
    I'm not an elitist, but for the wait this ramen was surprisingly average.
  • Long
    LongNovember 10, 2009
    Add your name to the usual hour long waiting list first and then explore the rest of the time in j-town.
  • Laura L.
    Laura LoveJune 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Porky Broth <3
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GageJanuary 11, 2014
    Amazing ramon yumm
  • Simone K.
    Simone KwanMarch 11, 2015
    Hi the people are quiet. Simone Kwan
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteMay 4, 2012
    Shredded pork bowl: YES
  • Denise G.
    Denise GeneDecember 24, 2013
    Don't wait more than 30
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeApril 15, 2013
    Try the Daikoku Ramen
  • Cái S.
    Cái SủiJanuary 30, 2014
    Daikoku ramen and gyoza
  • Maki R.
    Maki ReyesDecember 21, 2012
    Come hungry!
  • Josie Q.
    Josie QuinnNovember 2, 2015
    Pork Cutlet Bowl
  • Evan G.
    Evan GramisDecember 28, 2011
    Epic wait. Worth it.
  • Kathy W.
    Kathy WOctober 19, 2011
    Come at an odd hour to avoid lines
  • Nate T.
    Spicy Miso Ramen
  • Tomio S.
    Great lamen!
  • Shurideh J.
    Shurideh JoonApril 1, 2013
    Best Ramen in town :)
  • Kami F.
    Kami FortnerFebruary 13
    Best ramen
  • alex j.
    alex jebsenJanuary 17, 2012
    Worth the wait!
  • Steve C.
    Steve ChungSeptember 18, 2011
    Come here before 1130-ish. No lines!
  • Zelina M.
    Zelina MedinaJanuary 20, 2014
    Cash only!
  • Catherine L.
    Catherine LAugust 8, 2013
    Beware!!! Cash only!!!
  • Lily
    LilyMarch 4, 2015
    Long wait but ramen is good
  • Caleb C.
    Caleb CheungOctober 17, 2015
    Ramen authentic
  • Jim D.
    Jim DeanDecember 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat the soup
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HillJune 2, 2012
    Wow! Really good noodles
  • Kate V.
    Kate VuDecember 4, 2011
    Best Ramen ever!!!
  • Callie N.
    Callie NJune 2, 2013
    It's cash only!!
  • Starry K.
    Starry KitchenJune 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Mid-Sun afternoon.. Not a bad wait (for a small group at least)
  • Leticia D.
    Leticia DuranOctober 30, 2013
    They are cash only now!!!
  • Conning C.
    Conning ChuNovember 6, 2010
    The gyoza is to die for!
  • alex j.
    alex jebsenJanuary 17, 2012
    Bring cash!
  • Ellie Y.
    Ellie YiDecember 27, 2011
    Shredded pork bowl > ramen
  • Yas H.
    Yas HiraoJune 2, 2010
    The shredded Pork bowl was delicious
  • Oscr C.
    Oscr Ca ADecember 31, 2014
    Noddles Uufff !!
  • Gracie L.
    Gracie LiFebruary 27, 2011
    Free wifi from neighbor little tokyo hotel
  • Rayden S.
    Rayden SinnApril 18, 2010
    Best ramen EVER!!! Try with kotteri flavor :)
  • Raymond L.
    Raymond LiuDecember 3, 2013
    Unfortunately nothing like it was years ago. Soup is still too thin. They got the nitamago right though
  • Dedeker W.
    Dedeker WinstonJuly 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the kotteri broth and firmer noodles.
  • Brad S.
    Brad StebbinsFebruary 27, 2011
    Worth the two hour wait...every time.
  • Isma M.
    Isma MalibuSeptember 24, 2014
    Noodle soup
  • Dru B.
    Dru BarriosMay 12, 2011
    Get here early... there's a line.
  • Alix
    AlixApril 6, 2012
    Try the fried rice
  • mikee
    mikeeFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Daikoku Ramen w/ a Tuna Sashimi Bowl or a Chicken Teri Bowl.
  • mikee
    mikeeOctober 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the raven and a tuna sashimi bowl.
  • Rose T.
    Rose TAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Currently they are CASH ONLY!
  • Maki R.
    Maki ReyesNovember 12, 2012
    THE BOMB!!
  • Erica H.
    Erica HsuApril 15, 2012
    Cash only!!!
  • Chris P.
    Chris ParsellJuly 16, 2010
    The ramen. Its all you need
  • Ra
    RaSeptember 30, 2015
    A bowl of Daikoko ramen
  • Max M.
    Max MullenFebruary 27, 2011
    Remember your number!
  • Justin S.
    Justin ScottApril 20, 2015
    Porkbelly + Gyoza
  • Joe C.
    Joe ChangJuly 28, 2011
    love this place!
  • Michael A.
    Michael AJanuary 7, 2011
    Best ramen in LA!
  • grey d.
    grey daiOctober 30, 2014
    looks nice
  • John S.
    John SabinoDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher P.September 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Ramen, ramen, ramen...
  • mikee
    mikeeAugust 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Daikoku ramen w/ a chicken teri bowl
  • Jaeman H.
    Jaeman HwangMay 30, 2012
    Parking is wack!!!
  • IceCream
    IceCreamJuly 30, 2010
    Best ramen I've had!
  • Johnny L.
    Johnny LeeMay 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Expect at least 45 minute wait and never come here with a group larger than 4.
  • c w.
    c westFebruary 16, 2012
    Full....nuff said
  • Christine D.
    Christine DyOctober 15, 2011
    The kotteri
  • Ad K.
    Ad KungMay 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    KUROBUTA and KOTTERI RAMEN
  • Antony O.
    Antony ODecember 28, 2013
    Not even close to good ramen.....
  • Matt B.
    Matt BorgeltApril 11, 2010
    They use Top Ramen for their noodles... disappointing
  • Chloe
    ChloeJune 9
    Overrated?
  • Czara J.
    Czara JAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    It's Cash Only now. Boo.
  • Tony P.
    Tony PhuOctober 7, 2010
    Ramen +
  • Mala
    MalaNovember 21, 2009
    kotteri style soup is really tasty
  • Mako Y.
    Mako YoshimuraOctober 23, 2011
    Lame, cash only
  • David C.
    David ChoiMarch 9, 2011
    Good but not great. Overrated in my opinion.
  • Grego P.
    Grego P.August 5, 2009
    Eat a bowl of Ramen with a side of pork.
  • Chris P.
    Chris ParsellJuly 13, 2010
    At Daikokuya, try the ramen. Read more
  • Where's W.
    Where's WaldoNovember 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    b1zZ3N was here..
  • pauline c.
    pauline changJanuary 28, 2010
    wait is longgg for what it is. santouka has a better broth
  • Dustin C.
    Dustin ChadMay 4, 2010
    Wait. Its worth it.
  • Link L.
    Link LoSeptember 2, 2010
    No or very weak A/C
  • LizzieRoyale
    LizzieRoyaleJanuary 11, 2011
    ★★★
  • Enrique M.
    El mejor ramen que he probado en mi vida, y muchos dicen que es el mejor de la ciudad, pidan el clásico y acompáñenlo con una saporo draf, una locura. Sean pacientes en la entrada, cada minuto lo vale
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroDecember 30, 2014
    Um dos melhores que já comi! Sempre cheio, mas vale a pena!
  • Jessiel G.
    Jessiel GonzalezNovember 21, 2016
    El mejor ramen que he probado, siempre está lleno pero vale la pena
  • Pedrino H.
    Pedrino HJuly 3, 2016
    Excelente comida
  • Audi S.
    Audi SittipornNovember 4, 2011
    หึ มาไม่เคยเรียก -*-
  • Yu H.
    Yu HorieSeptember 5, 2012
    つけ麺はただスープが別になっただけ。
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