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Daikokuya

Noodle House$$$$
West Los Angeles, Los Angeles
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  • Linh T.
    Linh TJuly 29, 2013
    The soup comes with green onions asking for more makes it even tastier since its such a generous portion of soup! This week is the soft opening and the grand will be in August. Be prepared to wait!
  • Starry K.
    Starry KitchenNovember 13, 2013
    Solid menu replica of the Lil Tokyo staple with a couple of new dishes, but the REAL REASON to go here: 1 of the most immersive spaces in LA. Makes ya feel like yer in the small streets o' Japan y'all
  • Darius S.
    Darius Sepanlou3 weeks ago
    Can't go wrong with some Ramen soup. Also try the Japanese style coleslaw and BBQ pork belly. Fried rice reminded me of New York City Chinese style . So yummy
  • Gorkem U.
    Gorkem UnelApril 27, 2015
    Try chicken egg fried rice ! Nicely decorated place has japanese music all time and staff is always friendly. Chili peppers spread all around the table, yay !
  • Ting K.
    Ting KellyFebruary 25, 2015
    I tried all three ramens. Their tsukemen ramen (dipping ramen) is out of this world. So rich and amazing!
  • Dan K.
    Dan KaoAugust 21, 2013
    My favorite ramen place finally opens up on the west side. Ramen is not the only good thing on the menu. Check out the takoyaki and cutlet rice bowls!
  • Philip T.
    Philip TamJanuary 19, 2016
    Has a more substantive menu than some other locations, but also seems to be a teensy bit pricier to reflect the higher rent prices. Often there is a wait since the place is small. Still, one of my fav
  • James T.
    James TJuly 3, 2015
    Small, but awesome interior. There will be a wait, but the service is speedy.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SteinbergOctober 13, 2013
    See that glass container in front of you with whitish stuff inside? That's crushed garlic. I suggest you heap a few spoonfuls into your ramen to enhance the flavor.
  • Tim N.
    Tim NgJune 6, 2014
    Takoyaki and Daiko ramen are to die for.
  • Diana R.
    Diana RobinsonNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Definitely my favorite ramen in LA. Try the spicy miso ramen. The coleslaw salad is good too.
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KNovember 8, 2014
    Daikokuya's Tsukemen Ramen! (Dipping *in Sauce* Style Ramen) mix everything up together well! 👍
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PattynamaApril 29, 2014
    Daikakuya ramen. Best soft boiled egg, served warm. Huge portions.
  • Jose O.
    Jose OrtegaJuly 28, 2016
    Great noodles. Feels like you are having lunch at a street in Tokyo.
  • Jastine K.
    Jastine KhoJanuary 21, 2016
    If you're not in the mood for ramen, get the shredded pork rice bowl! So so good!!
  • Erik R.
    Erik RiveraOctober 11, 2013
    That Spicy Ramen is some sexy shit in a bowl!!!!! Definitely order it, you won't regret it!!!'
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GoldDecember 21, 2014
    If you come at the right time, with the right number of people (4 PM on a Saturday by myself) you can slide in, no wait required.
  • Christina C.
    Christina CristalAugust 6, 2015
    I wholeheartedly recommend ordering their takoyaki and any ramen bowl, with an extra egg!
  • Metodi K.
    Metodi KatrevJune 28, 2014
    The original one is better, but this one is also good. Love the pork cuttlet
  • Zach
    ZachSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tsukamen finally served at the Sawtelle location. Do yourself a favor and get it here. Tsujita is down the street and doesn't compare.
  • Carlos R.
    Carlos ROctober 4, 2016
    Authentic ramen and cool decor, well worth the wait.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BurdAugust 29, 2013
    Great ramen. Get the octopus pancake appetizer. So good!
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesDecember 6, 2015
    First time here, hoping it's as good as the one in Lil Tokyo #DTLA
  • James T.
    James TJuly 3, 2015
    Shredded pork and pork belly were tasty.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HongOctober 3, 2013
    Kotteri style is off-menu so just ask for the fatty goodness!
  • Sena E.
    Sena ErcanSeptember 28, 2016
    CoZy, small place for tasty ramen 🍜
  • Tiffany P.
    Long wait if you've got more than 2 people. Delicious ramen, though!
  • Tim B.
    Tim BlackDragonDecember 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the ramen and ask for koteri style. You won't regret it.
  • Cho Ki T.
    Cho Ki TamJuly 26, 2014
    Wow leave the customer unattended for 15 mins while there are two tables available. Wow
  • Phuc P.
    Phuc PhamAugust 11, 2014
    Get the free extra flavor option, helps with broth that is a bit bland.
  • Nick P.
    Nick PrumJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They finally made to the Westside! Try the Ramen! :D
  • Akio Y.
    Akio YamadaNovember 2, 2013
    Try their delicious, uniquely-shaped gyoza, profusely garnished with green onions!
  • Charles J.
    Charles JorgensenJanuary 31, 2014
    Get the extra pork fat on the house ramen
  • Matt B.
    Matt BrownAugust 1, 2013
    why drive all they way to Little Tokyo in downtown when you can get great ramen west of the 405?
  • Michael S.
    Michael SipesAugust 20, 2013
    Was as good as little Tokyo great interior.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱October 25, 2016
    Daikoku ramen with extra fat!
  • Danny N.
    Danny NathanMay 5, 2016
    Deeelish! The ramen was tasty.
  • Rj S.
    Rj St ThomasNovember 9, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    This place was amazing!
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KNovember 8, 2014
    Tsukemen Broth:
  • Denise "Niecee" G.
    Love the decor! It's like your streetside in Japan
  • Ayse M.
    Ayse MuskaraNovember 23, 2014
    Spicy miso ramen
  • May C.
    May ChangMarch 28, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Not great for big groups (especially more than 4)
  • Erin S.
    Erin ScottMarch 22, 2014
    Gotta ask for the spicy oil!
  • Brian Y.
    Brian YauNovember 26, 2013
    Get the shredded pork rice! It's better than ramen
  • Ross S.
    Ross SheingoldSeptember 14, 2014
    Pork fried rice is pretty delicious
  • Julia P.
    Julia ParkOctober 24, 2016
    Just okay. Too much hype. Wouldn't wait for over 15min for this place, while the food is pretty good.
  • Donlee
    DonleeJune 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't get the tsukemen. It's just regular ramen broth with nothing in it but a sauce that gives it a "sharper flavor." Tsujita's destroys this.
  • Jorelle Mae B.
    Ramen is their best menu!
  • Joe C.
    Joe ChuAugust 30, 2016
    Ramen is great.
  • Monzerrat R.
    Monzerrat RamirezOctober 2, 2013
    Best Gyozas!
  • Denny S.
    Denny SetiadyDecember 22, 2013
    Delicious Ramen :)
  • Rita L.
    Rita LNovember 20, 2016
    Ramen!!!!!
  • Paul M.
    Paul MasataniDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    fried rice is bomb.
  • Kaitlin J.
    Kaitlin JuarezDecember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the ramen. 🍜
  • Nik W.
    Nik WilliamsonMarch 29, 2015
    Gyoza all day!
  • Brian N.
    Brian NguyenFebruary 9, 2014
    They don't have bacon wrapped asparagus here like the other locations :(
  • felicia
    feliciaAugust 20, 2014
    spicy miso w/ corn. yum.
  • Nate T.
    Nate Tharp1 week ago
    Spicy Miso Ramen
  • Philipp J.
    Philipp JeanSeptember 23, 2016
    Good looking location.
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChenSeptember 8, 2013
    Not nearly as good as Little Tokyo
  • Amy
    AmySeptember 29, 2013
    Disappointing. Jinya was way better.
  • Johanna H.
    Johanna HarrisMarch 29, 2014
    Best Ramen en LA y dentro de los Restaurantes Top10 según Yelp #Exquisito 🍜👌
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