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Orochon Ramen

Noodle House$$$$
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles
  • Joe N.
    "Special number 2 was featured on Man vs. Food"(4 Tips)
    Travel Channel
    "Get things heated up and try the Spicy Ramen."(5 Tips)
    Danie C.
    "I got the number 1 with a miso base it was amazing and filling."(3 Tips)
    Rob C.
    "Try the Miso Ramen - Scorched-earth spicy."(4 Tips)
108 Tips and reviews
  • ramen
  • man vs food
  • spicy food
  • vegetarian food
  • dumplings
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  • Ej E.
    Ej EtalSeptember 15
    Spicy ramen
  • Ej E.
    Ej EtalSeptember 15
    Medium is just enough to give you the sniffles without breaking a sweat.
  • Krit P.
    Ramen here is not an original but fusion with Mexican ingredients. Don't forget to order chashu pork to eat with soup and ramen. It's makes the taste better.
  • Jessalynne P.
    Staff were friendly, ramen was delicious! I had the soy sauce ramen, not spicy as I was sharing it.
  • Joshua P.
    The soya ramen is really good. They also serve the egg fully cooked which I prefer. The staff were friendly and there is underground parking right under the ramen shop. $10 for the day.
  • Krit P.
    Krit PuenpongJanuary 4
    Miso ramen is so so. Not to good as I expected. Always clouded at night.
  • Kay
    KayDecember 21, 2016
    Awesome vegetarian selection, and great service. They're fast, friendly, and happy.
  • J T.
    J TMay 29, 2016
    All broth are vegetarian. Vegetarian heaven.
  • Danie C.
    Danie CastilloDecember 28, 2015
    The ramen and service were great. I got the number 1 with a miso base it was amazing and filling.
  • Albino From About
    Albino From AboutJune 29, 2015
    Great autentica Japanese ramen. Be warned, these are large bowls so come hungry.
  • Ezra F.
    Ezra FernandezJanuary 23, 2015
    The Ramen obviously
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesDecember 16, 2014
    The best ramen in LA!
  • Salvador .
    Salvador 🐒November 12, 2014
    Not very authentic and overrated.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferOctober 27, 2014
    The shio ramen is excellent. Good mix of fat, salt, and thinner noodles (which fit the lighter broth well). Add an egg and you're in ramen heaven.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LOctober 2, 2014
    This place is awesome! Great service too. it was on man vs food ;)
  • Tina G.
    Tina GSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place but beware if you are sitting near someone doing the challenge.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Orochon Ramen as seen on Man vs Food Read more
  • William B.
    William BennettJune 7, 2014
    Dont get the spicy scallop appetizer
  • Abel S.
    Abel SunApril 27, 2014
    Miso based is delicious
  • Gregory P.
    Gregory ParkApril 1, 2014
    Ordered Miso ramen grade 3 very spicy.
  • erick w.
    erick weissJanuary 12, 2014
    Ramen bowls yum! Extras not so much...
  • Ujiku
    UjikuDecember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    A great ramen place but unfortunately got food poisoning last time I was here :S
  • Ian N.
    Ian NashNovember 26, 2013
    Love their soy sauce based spicy ramen
  • ivan r.
    ivan rhivanzNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonderful selections
  • James S.
    James SonatgOctober 18, 2013
    Giant bowl of noodles delicious and well priced. Was featured on man v food, you can try their spicy challenge. I was quite happy with my #3 spicy miso. No atmosphere.
  • erike m.
    erike marpaungAugust 17, 2013
    ..try miso broth #5..yummy..
  • erike m.
    erike marpaungAugust 17, 2013
    ..try miso broth #5 ..yummy..
  • erike m.
    erike marpaungAugust 17, 2013
    try miso broth #5.. bestt..
  • Miriam V.
    Miriam VasquezAugust 15, 2013
    This place was not what I expected; the quality of the soup was not all that I had read about . Also, the service was not the greatest.
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RamirezAugust 6, 2013
    Sevice is avarsge to poor however the Ramen is great anything above a 3
  • Lynn N.
    Lynn NJuly 25, 2013
    Lots of outdoor seating, huge portions
  • Maiky B.
    Maiky BorrellJuly 8, 2013
    Ask for extra noodles and you'ok enjoy the soup better n.n
  • Valeria C.
    Valeria CruzJuly 8, 2013
    It was delicious! Super friendly to fellow cosplayers.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrodkinJune 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Need something extra or a small snack? The fried rice is unbeatable!
  • Chrissy E.
    Chrissy EldredMay 7, 2013
    First ramen house since Daikakuya and I'm glad I branched out! I got the soy sauce #4 with jalapeños. #nomnomnom
  • Wesley M.
    Wesley MakApril 15, 2013
    the spicy ramen challenge felt impossible to me, but my buddy and his friend were able to do it. i have to tackle it again.
  • Abel D.
    Abel DelgadoApril 14, 2013
    Miso #4... Delicious! Best ramen i've ever had.
  • Rosamaria G.
  • Ghost
    GhostFebruary 22, 2013
    Delicious ramen!
  • Laura
    LauraFebruary 12, 2013
    Miso ramen on #1 extreme spicy is good. I might go for the special 1 next time though. Bring cash!
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan CovarrubiasJanuary 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Crazy Hot!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MckayDecember 31, 2012
    Mr ramen is better
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroDecember 9, 2012
    So many choices you have to make at this Ramen shop! I opted for the Soy 6 (slightly spicy soy based broth), extra meat, and a soft-boiled egg. #nomnom
  • Katlyn M.
    Katlyn McGinnDecember 8, 2012
    Yummy! Eat here.
  • Johnny
    JohnnyNovember 17, 2012
    The dumplings to start and end it with the Miso number 3.
  • miar m.
    miar mangunsongSeptember 4, 2012
    The egg is just a regular boil egg not the proper egg for ramen. The meat taste weird and overcooked, the extra meat is just a regular small chopped meat not the chunkie meat. Just WORST ramen overall
  • Marissa
    MarissaSeptember 1, 2012
    Start with the level 4 and work your way up. And get the dumplings. Mmmmmm.
  • DJPushPlay
    DJPushPlayJuly 19, 2012
    Closed for now
  • Binny N.
    Binny NguyenJune 30, 2012
    If you can handle Habanero (take a bite straight up) then their Extreme Orochon level will be fine for you. I had the Hyper Orochon, one level lower and didn't even feel the heat.
  • Gabe P.
    Gabe PerezMay 21, 2012
    Try the soy sauce ramen #3
  • Roberta M.
    Roberta MoeschterMay 19, 2012
    This is the best! Love the miso! But soy is good too.
  • Tony T.
    Tony TruongMay 2, 2012
    challenge time!
  • Oshi Y.
    Oshi YoshiApril 1, 2012
    They have vegetarian broth! And big bowls is a must.
  • Justin L.
    Justin LoewFebruary 23, 2012
    If I made you something special it was eitherSalt-cha shuEggCorn GarlicButterMiso-cha shuEggGarlicMiso-vegitarianEggCornGarl
  • Rob C.
    Rob CFebruary 14, 2012
    Try the Miso Ramen - Scorched-earth spicy. Hell yes.
  • Amy T.
    Amy TurmanFebruary 11, 2012
    the food is slightly on the spicy side. a 4 is what I got and it was the perfect amount (and i like spicy).
  • LA Otaku
    LA OtakuFebruary 2, 2012
    The best Ramen Noodles in town. Featured in Man vs. Food on Travel Channel, it's one of LA's hidden little gems.
  • Paul C.
    Paul ChangJanuary 21, 2012
    10 minutes!!
  • Paul C.
    Paul ChangJanuary 21, 2012
    Special #2!!
  • Luis M.
    Luis MendozaJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're vegetarian ask for the veggie broth instead of the usual pork broth. Best ramen hands down!
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BoritsNovember 30, 2011
    Don't forget to check in outside.
  • Max K.
    Max KunNovember 16, 2011
    Great customer service ;) Miso is good!
  • Randy E.
    Randy EtheridgeNovember 7, 2011
    This place is good!
  • Allan d.
    Allan de LeonOctober 2, 2011
    Not really the best, but up there in terms of novelty and experience. If you can eat their spiceiest ramen in a time limit they will take a photo of you. Read more
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher P.September 29, 2011
    The noodles have the best texture. The Cha-Shu pork slice is amazing! The broth around the corner is better though I think...but that's probably because that what I am used to....
  • Jasmine C.
    Jasmine CameronSeptember 22, 2011
  • Pascal S.
    Pascal SononSeptember 14, 2011
    Special 2 is f$&@"g spicy!
  • Kevin
    KevinSeptember 3, 2011
    Miso broth! And don't try the Special # 2...instead, watch someone else do it and experience what burning in the flames of hell must be like. Yes, Adam Richman's picture is on their wall ;)
  • Davide L.
    Davide LuchettiSeptember 2, 2011
    Awesome! I had the #1 I loved it
  • Johnny R.
    Johnny RAugust 16, 2011
    Best ramen ever.
  • Devin K.
    Devin KellyAugust 16, 2011
    Food adds up QUICK, be careful of what you order guys!
  • Ilene B.
    Ilene BalingitJuly 21, 2011
    Not impressed at all, what was the hype about for this place? Bland soup, horrible ramen noodles. It was a spicy soup, but nothing to write home about. Won't be back here.
  • Erin C.
    Erin ColesJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    my favorite ramen in LA so far--better than daikokuya in my opinion. workin my way up to the spicy challenges.
  • Matt C.
    Matt CruzJune 21, 2011
    I want to see this in my FB.
  • Justin L.
    Justin LlorenteMay 15, 2011
    Let's do this! Challenge time!
  • Teenie L.
    Teenie LiMay 15, 2011
    Get the chasiu (sp?..the pork)'s unlike any other I've tried. It melts in your mouth
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KibbyApril 27, 2011
    Just order random stuff on the menu since it's not in English. You'll be fine.
  • Fiona M.
    Fiona M.March 28, 2011
    vegetarian option available. always add butter and egg to make the ramen oh-so-yummy! :)
  • Holger I.
    Holger IrmlerMarch 19, 2011
    soy sauce level 3 with extra meat.
  • Carol O.
    Carol OhFebruary 27, 2011
    Level 3 was HOT! But tasty. Try the spicy fried rice!
  • Masuko J.
    Masuko JoJanuary 19, 2011
    Bring cash! Or $20 minimum charge for card! :-)
  • @760hexx
    @760hexxJanuary 11, 2011
    All the way from the 760 for some noodles!
  • Claudia L.
    Claudia LJanuary 1, 2011
    With the wait for a heaping bowl of yummy salty noodles
  • James B.
    James B.January 1, 2011
    Ahhhhh shiizzz.. Mah mouf is on fire!!! Happy New Year!
  • Alexandra G.
    Alexandra GirotJanuary 1, 2011
    put some corn in your miso #3
  • Michelle Y.
    Michelle YunDecember 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    miso #2 with extra bamboo FTW!! :)
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelDecember 6, 2010
    Get things heated up and try the Spicy Ramen. Orochon Ramen has the most authentic Japanese fare in LA. Read more
  • Andrew
    AndrewOctober 25, 2010
    Definitely get the dumplings to start with.
  • Darryl
    DarrylSeptember 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Do the challenge and get a free shirt
  • Dennis C.
    Dennis CortezAugust 12, 2010
    #3 soy base with chashu, corn, sprouts and egg!!
  • Max M.
    Max MullenJuly 26, 2010
    Spicy level 4!
  • Giancarlo S.
    Giancarlo S.July 18, 2010
    You gotta build up your tolerance by working your way up.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BanhJuly 7, 2010
    Not a fan of the ramen but the spicy fried rice is pretty good.
  • David4
    David4June 22, 2010
    the noodles don't come out at the same time. Make sure to ring the door bell and ask.
  • Saha Y.
    Saha YantarakJune 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    #3, soy sauce, cha su slice and egg, awesome
  • Vin T.
    Vin TangprichaApril 26, 2010
    I am Thai and eat the spiciest in my family. Number 2 (3 levels are higher) is pretty spicey. Could have done higher but I didn't want to sweat through my clothes.
  • David A.
    David AApril 8, 2010
    Bring milk if your even gonna step to Special #2
  • Aui
    AuiMarch 1, 2010
    Add the egg and corn in soy and dig it!
  • SteveOrocious L.
    SteveOrocious LimMarch 1, 2010
    Becareful it gets hot in hea!
  • Viet T.
    Viet TranFebruary 14, 2010
    What else does anyone even come here for? Special numero dos, do it!
  • John G.
    John GuintoFebruary 3, 2010
    #3 with chashu, side of egg and extra noodles if you're really hungry. If you're mighty bold try special #2.
  • Queenie C.
    Queenie ChenJanuary 31, 2010
    Lunch at Orochon! OH YEAH!
  • Charles X.
    Charles XavierJanuary 10, 2010
    The dumplings are good, the miso base is fairly heavy and has to many sprouts. Love the Soy base. The change between heat lvl 2 -> 1 -> special 1 is HUGE, be careful always add pork and egg!
  • Amelia S.
    Amelia SellersNovember 30, 2009
    yummiest ramen in downtown
  • Joe N.
    Joe NeuburgerNovember 19, 2009
    The number 2 is pretty hot. The Special number 2 was featured on Man vs. Food and is mega hot! Yummy!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChuOctober 22, 2009
    The ramen was not nearly as spicy as I thought it was going to be!
  • Zeke F.
    Zeke FrancoApril 22, 2009
    Eat the super spicy ramen (Special #2) and make it on the Orochon Wall of Bravery.
  • Maria J
    Maria JMarch 8, 2014
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