Ramen Restaurant, Noodle House, and Japanese Restaurant · Little Tokyo
327 E 1st St (btwn San Pedro & Central), Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

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  • On LAist's The Best Ramen in Los Angeles
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    Billy H.
    "Order the daikoku ramen and make sure to ask for extra flavor!"(17 Tips)
    "Then get the ramen with the shredded pork bowl... so delicious!"(9 Tips)
    Agatha Y.
    "Their spicy miso ramen special had a great punch!"(6 Tips)
    Liz K.
    "best ramen in LA! Located in Little Tokyo."(5 Tips)
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  • ramen
  • gyoza
  • kotteri flavor
  • authentic
  • kotteri broth
  • lively
  • great value
  • casual
  • tuna sashimi
  • good for a late night
  • cozy
  • green tea
  • hole in the wall
  • chicken teriyaki
  • good for dates
  • good service
  • bento boxes
  • trendy
  • salads
  • eggs
  • Naree K.

    Spicy miso ramen!! Love the interior

    Naree Kae · 1 week ago
  • Brandon H.

    Creamy broth and chewy noodles are perfection. Don't be one of those people that finishes eating and then sits around chatting!

    Brandon Hoang · 3 weeks ago
  • Josie Ⓥ.

    Pork Cutlet Bowl

    Josie Ⓥ. · 3 weeks ago
  • Josie Ⓥ.

    Pork cutlet bowl

    Josie Ⓥ. · 3 weeks ago
  • Caleb C.

    Ramen authentic

    Caleb Cheung · October 17
  • Harout D.

    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.

    Harout Derassoyan · October 16
  • R.M.

    A bowl of Daikoko ramen

    R.M. · September 30
  • Yvonne K.

    Daikokuya ramen with kotteri broth

    Yvonne Kwan · August 26
  • Solario

    A long wait, but there's plenty of vintage Japanese tin advertisements on the walls to look at.

    Solario · August 10
  • Brandon F.

    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.

    Brandon F. · August 6
  • Sue Ann H.

    The broth is amazing.

    Sue Ann Ho · June 1
  • Katℯ'☤

    I love their Spicy Miso Ramen

    Katℯ'☤ · May 16
  • Tobias W.

    Still my favourite ramen joint in America.

    Tobias Wacker · May 6
  • LAist

    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

    LAist · May 5
  • Lina A.

    Gyoza and daikoku ramen! Yum yum yum

    Lina A. · April 26
  • Justin S.

    Porkbelly + Gyoza

    Justin Scott · April 20
  • Thamer M.

    The chicken here had a distinguish taste I loved it👍

    Thamer Mishima · March 21
  • Simone K.

    Hi the people are quiet. Simone Kwan

    Simone Kwan · March 11
  • Lily K.

    Long wait but ramen is good

    Lily Kwong · March 4
  • Joseph K.

    ATM in the rear of the restaurant, towards the restrooms

    Joseph K · February 23
  • ℰℓenaᶳᵘ²

    I loved it and you can taste the almost créamy flavor of the broth. Ate everything! The broth was rich, the eggs were on point, the pork belly chashu was soft and the noodles were cooked perfectly.

    ℰℓenaᶳᵘ² · February 21
  • Katℯ'☤

    It doesn't matter how many times I go here, it never seize to amaze me. Anything I try from here is absolutely amazing. The servings are not large but they make up for it in flavor.

    Katℯ'☤ · February 17
  • Edward F.

    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.

    Edward Forte · February 8
  • Aaron N.

    I love this place. Phenomenal ramen. Expect long wait. Cash only.

    Aaron N · January 25
  • Meilissa

    Great value combo set! Try the ramen with shredded pork bowl! 🐽🐷👍

    Meilissa · January 23
  • Meilissa

    Their pork sausage & slice roast pork are NOT to be missed!! 👍👍👍

    Meilissa · January 23
  • Brandon K.

    Ramen here is awesome.

    Brandon Kirklen · January 9
  • My V.

    So worth the wait for the ramen. It was around a 1.5/2 hour wait. Just overall so satisfying.

    My Van · January 3
  • Oscr C.

    Noddles Uufff !!

    Oscr Ca A · December 31, 2014
  • Katℯ'☤

    Good ramen, worth a try! Come hungry because the portions are large. We ordered the Daikokuya Ramen special which is a must as well as the Shredded Beef Bowl which was delicious.

    Katℯ'☤ · December 30, 2014
  • Lizzy S.

    Wonderful ramen, great takoyaki (but remember to let them cool lest you burn your mouth!).

    Lizzy Saxe · December 27, 2014
  • Cameron W.

    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.

    Cameron Wylie · December 21, 2014
  • Amy L.

    Good broth. Braised pork is not as flavorful on its own -- eat it with the broth & noodle.

    Amy Lai · December 19, 2014
  • Jean-Louis N.

    The best Ramen experience since moving back from Fukuoka. The wait for seating is ridiculously long, but the Ramen is worth the wait.

    Jean-Louis Ntang · December 8, 2014
  • Alex J.

    Rice is better than ramen. Ramen is too salty than tokyo, osaka ramen. But salty foods work in here.

    Alex Jang · December 4, 2014
  • Anthony C.

    Classic ramen combo is the way to go.

    Anthony Citrano · November 16, 2014
  • Salvador .

    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.

    Salvador 🐒 · November 12, 2014
  • grey d.

    looks nice

    grey dai · October 30, 2014
  • Tonio B.

    pretty great place for ramen, but don't be afraid to try shin-sen-gumi or men-oh in the neighborhood too...

    Tonio Baquiran · October 20, 2014
  • Ty W.

    Ramen well worth the wait, one of my favorite soft boiled tea eggs in LA.

    Ty Wu · October 16, 2014
  • Isma M.

    Noodle soup

    Isma Malibu · September 24, 2014
  • Jill K.

    So worth the wait...get the tonkatsu ramen!

    Jill K · September 23, 2014
  • Jeremy K.

    Get their Daikokuya ramen if it's your first time here

    Jeremy Krantz · September 15, 2014
  • Carolina H.

    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.

    Carolina Hernandez · September 8, 2014
  • Meredith M.

    The Daikokuya special ramen is delicious! If you want lunch on a weekend, get here before opening. It gets crazy busy!

    Meredith Maimoni · August 28, 2014
  • Trish

    It's even better the next day if you take home leftovers

    Trish · August 26, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Sang Yoon, chef of Father's Office, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Ramen. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Michael M.

    Fantastic ramen despite the limited options (don't back down from choosing kotteri style), you'll probably have to wait for a table though

    Michael Muse · August 16, 2014
  • Meilissa

    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.

    Meilissa · August 12, 2014
  • Meilissa

    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.

    Meilissa · August 12, 2014

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