August 19, 2009


Sorry, this post is going to be a little short because I'm having trouble remembering the finer details.

A friend of mine took me out to Daikokuya in Little Tokyo a few months back. I hear the lines can be quite long sometimes in this small noodle shop, but we got there a bit early and found the place to be half empty.

Shredded cabbage w/ some sort of mayo/thousand island dressing concoction, which I liked.

We both opted for the combos. Friend got the pork bowl.

I got the pork katsu.

This was a good amount of food, and I didn't end up finishing it.

Their broth is made w/ pork and soy sauce. Comes with some green onions, sprouts, a few slices of chasu, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. I found it pretty tasty even though when it comes to broth, I am more of a miso fan.

I thought I knew what al dente was until I had the noodles here.

327 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Yeah, parking sucks, but it is L.A. I would park on Alameda instead of circling aimlessly and just walk a few blocks.

I just checked on their website, and surprise! They've opened up a new location in Hacienda Heights.

2 rah rah rahs:

KirkK said...

Hey Sawyer - When we lived in LA I loved the ramen Daikokuya. I had heard that they were headed "downhill", and after eating at the location in Costa Mesa, I was worried. But it seems that the Little Tokyo location is still as good as ever.

Annie said...

i was thinking the same thing at santouka ramen when i took gramps. a lil too al dente.. hey btw what's your schedule like this week? wanna get together for dinner with y.j.

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