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The Best Ramen in Los Angeles

The OpenTable Team

Los Angeles shares a Pacific Rim setting with Japan, making the two incredible culinary destinations sort-of like neighbors. According to many, the best ramen in Los Angeles even rivals the beloved noodle soup's ancestral homeland. Plus, preparing ramen for Californians allows chefs to re-imagine traditional ramens in countless contemporary incarnations. But where do the savviest foodies dine out when they demand no less than the best ramen in Los Angeles? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We used data covering thousands of restaurants to discover the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, experienced ramen-eaters. Check out the list and grab a table – plus chopsticks and a spoon – and get ready to slurp.

Restaurants:Rok Sushi Kitchen, Robata JINYA, Sushi Roku - Pasadena
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach, Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., Pasadena
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Rok Sushi Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach
390 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
With its lovely spot close to the pier in Hermosa Beach, Rok Sushi Kitchen always draws a crowd. But it’s the top-notch Japanese cuisine as re-imagined by four sushi-chef brothers Read more
91% recommended
Hot Spot in Beach Cities

Robata JINYA

$$$$·Japanese·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
340 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fun
Robata-yaki gets all the glory in the name of this striking Samurai-themed restaurant, but superb ramen and sushi are just as much the focus of its menus. Robata JINYA is an offshoRead more
86% recommended
Japanese in Los Angeles

Sushi Roku - Pasadena

$$$$·Japanese·
Pasadena
915 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Romance
At Sushi Roku in Pasadena, the décor is chic and modern and the cuisine innovative, globally influenced versions of Japanese favorites. Along with top-quality classic and creative Read more
83% recommended

Totoyama Sushi & Ramen

$$$$·Japanese·
Hollywood
113 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Authentic
  • Casual
Ramen and sushi get equal acclaim at this modern Hollywood fine-dining spot from chef Tukinari Tamamoto. The chef sticks closely to traditional techniques and long-perfected recipeRead more

Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink

$$$$·Vegan·
Downtown
533 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Creative Cuisine
For the downtown vegetarian and vegan crows, Âu Lạc is absolutely the place to go for the best ramen in Los Angeles. Meat eaters also discover there’s a lot to love about 100-perceRead more
96% recommended
Healthy in Los Angeles

Gyu-Kaku - Los Angeles, CA | Pico

$$$$·Japanese·
West Los Angeles
93 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Fun
The popular chain of Japanese restaurants Gyu-Kaku brings its signature dishes to Westside diners at its Pico Boulevard venue, open seven days for lunch and dinner. It also hosts aRead more
96% recommended
Best Value in Westside

Fujin Ramen

$$$$·Ramen·
San Gabriel Valley
1 review
Fujin Ramen is somewhat nondescript and certainly off the well-trodden L.A. tourist path out in West Covina. But its ramens, based on a tonkatsu broth 48 hours in-the-making, are rRead more

Chibiscus Ramen

$$$$·Ramen·
Pasadena
15 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Healthy
Chibiscus Ramen, which opened in Pasadena in 2012, might have ramen purists clutching their pearls over its mission to reinvent ramen. More open-minded diners allow that the resultRead more
100% recommended
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The Bazaar by José Andrés

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Beverly Hills
4,877 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
The sophisticated fine-dining restaurant The Bazaar by José Andrés has venues in Beverly Hills, South Beach and Las Vegas. All are celebrated for the namesake chef’s refined and crRead more
88% recommended
Notable Wine List in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Katsuya - Glendale

$$$$·Japanese·
Glendale
968 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Katsuaya is a popular international chain of sushi restaurants with over a dozen locations plus more coming soon. Not all its restaurants have ramen on the menu, but LA-area dinersRead more
Outdoor Eating in Los Angeles

Manpuku Tokyo BBQ - West Hollywood

$$$$·Japanese·
West Hollywood
60 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Cosy
Diners at Manpuku Tokyo BBQ enjoy a choice of a la carte or four-course set menus, which are mostly a showcase for yakiniku, Japanese-style grilled meat, seafood and vegetables. ThRead more
100% recommended
Japanese in Los Angeles

Tokyo Cube

$$$$·Japanese·
Hollywood
29 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Quick Bite
Tokyo Cube in Hollywood has an all-day menu of Japanese comfort-food favorites, a category of cuisine not complete without an amazing bowl of ramen or five. The cool, casual eateryRead more
Best Value in Hollywood

Roku

$$$$·Japanese·
West Hollywood
378 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Roku Sushi was the darling of Hollywood’s dining scene in the 1990s, but times have changed and the same restaurant group behind that now-defunct hot spot have another hit with RokRead more
Late Night Find in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Izakaya M Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
Sherman Oaks
164 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
  • Romance
Izakaya M in Sherman Oaks specializes in classic izakaya food, presenting excellent versions of the most comforting dishes in Japanese cuisine. Of course this means that some of thRead more

Umi by Hamasaku

$$$$·Japanese·
El Segundo
80 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
The team behind Hamasaku, one of West LA’s most celebrated sushi restaurants, brought their brand to The Point in El Segundo in 2017. The space is stylish and minimalist, full of lRead more
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Tsujita L.A. Villa

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Culver City
Tokyo import Tsujita has its Westside flagship on Sawtelle, a spot that’s gained a cult following and an undeniable claim to offering some of the best ramen in Los Angeles. SpecifiRead more
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Tamashii Ramen House

$$$$·Asian·
Sherman Oaks
Tamashii Ramen House has three restaurants in Los Angeles (Studio City, North Hollywood and Sherman Oaks). All have menus split into ramen, sushi rolls, rice bowls and side dishesRead more
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Tatsu Ramen

$$$$·Japanese·
Hollywood
A cheerful spot with iPad ordering and a sleek venue, Tatsu Ramen takes inspiration from Tokyo ramen at its most contemporary and creative. All the restaurant’s broths are made daiRead more
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Daikokuya Sunset

$$$$·Asian·
West Hollywood
Daikokuya has grown to five locations across Los Angeles – El Monte, West Hollywood, Sawtelle, Little Tokyo and Monterey Park – testament to its ramen being among the best around. Read more
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Tentenyu

$$$$·Japanese·
West Los Angeles
From Kyoto to Culver City, Tentenyu presents what critics and local foodies frequently call some of the best ramen in Los Angeles. The restaurant prepares its signature Kyoto-styleRead more
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