highly rated on several review sites, daikokuya is quite popular for their japanese ramen and tends to have long lines for a table. they have several locations, this one was the little tokyo location.
we visited on a weekday evening and had a reasonable wait of around 10 minutes. in true spirit of los angeles, our wait included a celebrity sighting of sean penn and charlize theron as they casually walked by, with most of us completely unaware.
small kitchen where the magic happens
interesting and fun retro japanese advertisements
fresh noodles waiting to be cooked
daikokuya ramen with kotteri broth – a richer broth made from the pork back fat YUM
rich flavors without being salty
soft boiled egg adds a nice creamy bite
shredded pork bowl: grilled kurobuta pork belly over rice with sweet glaze, ginger, and fresh scallions
327 E 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA
+1 213 626 1680