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Mitsuwa Market

Restaurants, Dinner Mar Vista
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Ramen Santouka
Photograph: Wayne Parsons Ramen Santouka

These West LA supermarket shelves are stocked with enough pork, panko and Pocky for shoppers to stage their own Japanese blowouts. But the loudest buzz sounds from the food court, wedged between an anime toy store and the grocery's own cash registers. Crowded with counters slinging udon (slippery, fat wheat noodles), tonkatsu (breaded, fried pork cutlet), yakisoba (fried noodle) and donburi (rice bowls), the numerous options are realistically cast in plastic for your perusal. The best sellers—packing in crowds here every day of the week—include Santouka Ramen's outstanding $6.99-$9.49 bowls of pickled plum-topped shio (salt) ramen and Hannosuke's $8.95-$12.95 tendon (tempura on rice), piled high with golden-battered vegetables, oozing egg, and battered and fried, crunchy crustaceans.

By: Hadley Tomicki


Venue name: Mitsuwa Market
Address: 3760 S Centinela Ave
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Daily 9am-9pm
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Love this spot in Mar Vista!

Their food court has a HUGE variety of Japanese booths  that serve Great ramen, tempura and curry dishes.

The market covers all your needs when you feel like testing your inner Asian chef, and it always carries nice sales.

The bakery offers super fresh treats, both savory and sweet ( try their cream hornets...Honestly, the BEST I found here in LA), while the book shop carries such a wide range of thoughtful, super cute articles that never fail to surprise and amaze, so no need to know Japanese, you can just go and choose among so many funny little treasures, you won't be deceived.

Definitely worth a try!