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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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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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112 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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109 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We had to do over an hour of wait but it was worth it. Loved the dumplings as well as the noodles. Place is a bit crowded and no waiting inside.

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Thank Melissa H
Lake Worth, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We went to this place based of the reviews...we are not from Cali we're from Florida and don't have many authentic Japanese places back home. When we got there the place was packed but they do their best to seat you immediately. I've had Japanese in NYC and enjoyed it very much but man the noodles in this place were... More 

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Thank Worldtraveler8286
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

One of a few Ramen places in LA that is totally legit. Great broth, smooth and fllavorful and will make you want to go back again and again. Just be prepared for long lines!

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Thank CarmenInLosAngeles
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This isn't just one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. This is one of the best restaurants, period. Transcendent ramen. There is always a line out the door. So I've taken to getting there half an hour before they open. It is a credit to the owners that they keep the prices so low -- when there would STILL... More 

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Thank ScoopLV
Longs, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Traveled from SC, but grown up in HI. Tasted many ramen shops but this was a good one! Many locations throughout the LA area the ones we visited were very delicious! Long lines (even late nights) but worth the wait! Will be back!

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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
USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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