Robata Jinya

Restaurants, Japanese West Third Street
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Photograph: Courtesy Robata Jinya
Robata Jinya

Carved wood, glowing lights and tastefully kitsch elements—samurai armor, lights made of sake bottles, hanging demon masks—make this glass-walled storefront on West Third feel like a stylish Shinjuku den that's always packed with diners in outfits from nearby boutiques (think: Satine chic and Polkadots & Moonbeams vintage). The omakase menus are very well-constructed here—even the $25 menu gives you an overview of all the favorites like the soft-as-pudding homemade organic tofu ($5.80), little dominoes of buttery shrimp toast ($7.80) and a bracing dose of tonkotsu ramen ($8.50).

By: Jade Chang


Venue name: Robata Jinya
Address: 8050 W 3rd St
Los Angeles
Opening hours: 11:30am-3pm, 5:30-11pm daily
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Robata Jinya has an extremely fun and friendly atmosphere (their WHOLE staff greets you as you enter and exit) and is perfect for last minute group dinners! The menu has something for everyone (sushi, skewers, small bites, ramen) and is reasonably priced. Come before 7 to take advantage of the happy hour menu! My favorites were the Spicy Tonkotsu and the Brussel Sprouts Tempura,


Robata Jinya is one of my favorite ramen places in the city - always consistent and always delicious. Aside from their usual menu dishes (my favorite is the Spicy Tonkotsu w/ an added egg) they frequently introduce new specials. Most recently those included a rich truffle ramen & also a lobster ramen. Definitely don't overlook the appetizers when you're there though. On paper the shrimp toast might not jump out at you, but it's actually one of the most delicious things on the menu.


I came here to try Robata's rotating ramen special - this time around it was the lobster ramen, but they've been known to serve truffle ramen in the past as well. It's a great date spot (low lighting, dark furniture, all that jazz), but if you're here by yourself the sushi bar is a great place to park it for the night. 


Went here for dinner with friends last night, love the atmosphere. La Brea roll is to die for. And I got the Classic Ramen which had the most delicious pork broth I've ever had! They have great little bites too that make for their own meal! Will definitely be back.

Also, the waiters and cooks just like to yell and howl at each other for fun, it is quite entertaining.