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 Lists. 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:Hermosa Beach, Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., Pasadena

Rok Sushi Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Hermosa Beach
415 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • 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
88% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Beach Cities
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Robata JINYA

$$$$·Japanese·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
367 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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
90% recommended
Best Value in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Sushi Roku - Pasadena

$$$$·Japanese·
Pasadena
960 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
89% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Pasadena / San Gabriel
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Totoyama Sushi & Ramen

$$$$·Japanese·
Hollywood
121 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
82% recommended
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Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink

$$$$·Vegan·
Downtown
604 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 Downtown / South and East LA
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Gyu-Kaku - Los Angeles, CA | Pico

$$$$·Japanese·
West Los Angeles
107 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Fun
  • Lunch
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
95% recommended
Japanese in Los Angeles
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Fujin Ramen

$$$$·Ramen·
San Gabriel Valley
4 reviews
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
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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
5,019 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
84% recommended
Notable Wine List in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Katsuya - Glendale

$$$$·Japanese·
Glendale
992 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • People Watching
  • Good for a Date
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
Hot Spot in Los Angeles
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Manpuku Tokyo BBQ - West Hollywood

$$$$·Japanese·
West Hollywood
74 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
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
Best Overall in Los Angeles
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Tokyo Cube

$$$$·Japanese·
Hollywood
33 reviews
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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
88% recommended
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Izakaya M Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
Sherman Oaks
178 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
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
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Los Angeles
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Umi by Hamasaku

$$$$·Japanese·
El Segundo
80 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Worth the Drive
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
88% recommended
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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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Roku - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Japanese·
West Hollywood
394 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
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