Santouka Ramen

Restaurants, Japanese Mar Vista
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Santouka Ramen
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Ramen set B at Santouka in Mitsuwa Market

Located in the food court of West LA's Mitsuwa Japanese supermarket, Japan's ramen chain offers some of the best bowl of noodles in LA. Choose from shio (salt), soy, miso or spicy miso ramen. Hungry diners can add the optional set option which includes a rice bowl—we like the ikura-topped savory side—and soy-flavored egg. Those dining along or eating on-the-go can snag a booth or stool and expect a wait on weekends and at lunchtime. Remember to hit the ATM before dropping into this cash-only joint. 


Venue name: Santouka Ramen
Address: Mitsuwa Marketplace
3760 S Centinela Ave
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Daily 11am-8pm
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This ramen is on par with the well-lauded spots you'll find on Sawtelle or in Little Tokyo, but infinitely easier to deal with. Parking in the free (!) lot is ample, there's rarely a line that takes longer than ten minutes, and there's plenty to browse in the market and gift shop while you wait a few minutes for your food. The ramen is delicious and there are many options to make it exactly how you like it. Cash only, there's a Bank of America ATM in the food court if you need it.