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Daikokuya

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2208 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1706
+1 310-575-4999
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Today
11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I saw this ramen shop on top of the list so I went to one of their locations in west LA. I ordered signature Daikokuya ramen and gyoza. Ramen was served in a big bowl. I found the soup quite salty, not hot enough. They use thick noodle which I personally don't like much but I ate better thick noodle... More 

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Thank Anuvat C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I've been here twice because I love to try most of their dishes. The food is good and menu offers good choices. It is crowded sometimes but have to wait to get seated. Service is ok. Will come back for another dish again when in LA.

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Thank prettylobster
Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

A small max 30 person ramen shop in Sawtelle Japantown. Great quaint cute Tokyo alley decor. Excellent food. We love the Daikokuya ramen and cha shu rice. Tight seating. The food came pretty quick and was great. Only hiccup during our visit was our extra sides for ramen were not added till we asked. We still waited 20mins at 4pm... More 

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Thank 7Makarios
Fremont, California
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I lived in LA around 2000s. Back then, Daikokuya was my go-to place for delicious, authentic donkotsu (pork-bone soup base) ramen. A decade later I am visiting LA again, and I go to Daikokuya for ramen. Albeit the much increased price, the ever crazy wait line, the ramen is every bit as excellent as I remember. Definitely worth a visit... More 

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Thank Wei-jen H
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Very delectable ramen served. The spicy miso was as good as the ones that I have taste d in Tokyo. Worth coming !

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Thank ValerieYeo14
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45 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Was itching for some noodles and heard this was the best ramen in LA. It was nice -- noodles were perfectly made, the pork was soft and tasty, and the broth had the umami flavor we were looking for. Place was nice and quaint as well -- like you were in a real ramen bar in Tokyo, had that same... More 

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Thank Mode John R
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We have a great time, the staff was so nice. Sashimi was the best and the ambient is great. I love it, and I will come back.

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Thank Najci R
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We got in late to LA and were scoping out food options near our hotel when we came across Daikokuya. Thankfully, they're open until midnight! Word of warning, there's probably going to be a long wait but, word of advice, wait! I love ramen, not the kind you cook in a microwave, but real, authentic, chef-made ramen and this place... More 

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Thank Keith R
Fremont, California
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114 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Very tasty ramen , pretty good roast pork as a side dish. However , the restaurant is dirty, old and worn out. We came at 1:20 but had to wait almost an hour. This place is cash only and they even added 15% tip to the bill. Most likely will not return as the negatives far outweighs the positives.

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Thank quangfremont
New York
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110 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I had to check this place out after reading some great reviews. This place lived up to the reviews. I had takoyaki, tsukemen and daikoku ramen. All were great. I would definitely come back again if I ever get a chance.

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Thank JeffAKAJun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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