Tonkatsu—broth made from pork bones cooked for 20 hours—and house-made ramen noodles topped with chashu (thin-sliced pork), bamboo shoots, marinated eggs, pork belly strips and other delicacies, are the hallmark of this immensely popular LA transplant, set on the second floor of the Japantown Center complex. The menu looks deceptively simple, but the complexity of flavors in their soups is anything but. Try the level 1-2-3 spicy or the Yamadaya. There's also an extensive sushi menu and bento box meals with karaage chicken and katsu curry.
|Venue name:||Ramen Yamadaya||Contact:|
1728 Buchanan St
|Cross street:||between Post and Sutter Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–3pm, 5:30–10pm; Sat 11:30am–9:45pm; Sun 11:30am–9pm|
|Transport:||Bus 2, 3, 38, 38|
|Price:||Main courses: $7.95–$10.95|