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2208 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1706
+1 310-575-4999
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Asian, Soups
2208 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1706
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and service. We were fortunate to have Victor as our server. He was extreme efficient and made sure we had everything we needed. We were lucky enough to sit at the water table which was really cool. The sashimi and sushi...More

Thank Christina P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Daikokuya used to be one of my favorite ramenya in Los Angeles, with many more ramen shops setting my up shops around town, its execution and tastes seemed to be dated. The broth is quite salty now, while they have toned down the fattiness of...More

Thank semanticvision
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I seriously don't know why there was such a long queue outside this restaurant. Don't get me wrong, their ramen was good, but not a 30+ mins waiting good. Saw lots of tourist from China queueing for this one. Apparently it's one of those restaurants...More

Thank bruce l
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Been there for a late night (almost 11pm) food trip but the place has still a lot of people. Good thing we didn't wait so long. The ramen was the best!

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Listed as a must try on various websites and went to check it out. I loved it. I had their speicialty ramen which was basically just ramen with chashu. The soup was nice and thick, the noodles were al dente, the way i like them...More

Thank crazy222frog
Reviewed 31 October 2017

What is interesting is that in the LA area, ramen has been a huge hit lately. You'll see all kinds of ramen shops popping up around town. There are quite a few of this company as well. The inside is decorated very nicely, they usually...More

Thank WithoutATrace652
Reviewed 15 October 2017

It's in Little Tokyo and it was the highest rated ramen shop around. Place looks like a typical ramen shop. Bit crammed and full of people which is usually a good sign. Although food was quite a disappointment. It was not bad but obviously with...More

1  Thank Edward K
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This was a "must-do" for me, because it had come so highly recommended via other reviews. DO NOT GO. First, the food. I ordered a Chicken Teriyaki bowl and Gyozo. The chicken I ordered was undercooked. As in it was pink (Picture 2). While the...More

Thank Elinor B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I have been dreaming with this ramen since my las visit to LA. It is just delicious. Don't expect a three Michelin star's restaurant, don't expect a posh place....but you can always expect some line or queue to try the ramen and sushi of this...More

Thank MercedesVL
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This place serves very authentic food. It's quite small, so prepare to wait a bit to be seated. We had Ramen and Donburi, they were much better than a lot of hip places. Really comparable to real deal in Japan and very affordable. Will visit...More

Thank Ines V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2208 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 310-575-4999
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