Tatsu Ramen

Restaurants, Japanese West LA
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Tatsu Ramen
Photograph: Courtesy Tatsu Ramen

Young Japanese visionary and entrepreneur Ryu Isobe brings handcrafted, customizable recipes to this unique little nook on Sawtelle. Pop in before 3am on weekends to place your order on one of three iPads secured to a wall up front—a popular set up in Japan. Interacting with only the touch screen (which can be a plus when you’re hungry and bleary-eyed at certain wee hours), you choose a base ramen bowl—either The Naked Ramen ($9) or the standard tonkotsu—before flicking across the screen to select your add-ins, such as pork, tofu, green onions and dried seaweed. Grab yourself a beer, swipe your credit card and within a few minutes, you’ll wonder why every late night dining experience can’t be so comfortingly anti-social.

By: Amanda Montell

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Venue name: Tatsu Ramen
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Address: 2123 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles
90025
Opening hours: Sun-Wed 11am-2am; Thu-Sat 11am-3am
Price: $9-$12
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Ramen is such a trend right now in LA so I was very eager to try out Tatsu Ramen. The line was a little long but it was definitely worth the wait! The food came out very fast and it lived up to my expectations! There were a lot of flavors in my vegetarian broth and I loved that the corn which comes in the side is free!