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ramen in the mid or east sf valley???

joea Nov 27, 2006 04:41 PM

we all have colds and some nice noodle soup on the way home would be good. any recs van nuys --->>>east??

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    pizzafreak RE: joea Nov 27, 2006 05:22 PM

    I have been going to Nippon Ramen, which is on Reseda, just north of Vanowen, in a strip mall on the east side of the street. I am not ramen knowledgeable, however I like it a lot. Good service, clean, many choices, reasonable prices. I see a lot of Japanese there FWIW. Glad you asked about ramen because I would like the opinions of ramen aficionados about Nippon Ramen.

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      Gohantabeyoka RE: pizzafreak Nov 27, 2006 10:05 PM

      A second on NIPPON RAMEN as well. KYUSHU RAMEN is fine too---it's undergone a change in ownership from past years. But, HEY, a branch of Little Tokyo's KORAKU is opening up in Sherman Oaks on Ventura Blvd., just east of Van Nuys. They have "stamina" ramen!

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        archer RE: Gohantabeyoka Nov 27, 2006 11:31 PM

        Has Koraku opened in Sherman Oaks or is it due to open soon? If so, when? And where on Ventura (e.g. is it going to be in the same mini-mall as El Torito)? Thanks!

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          Debbie W RE: archer Nov 28, 2006 12:48 AM

          Yes, same mall as El Torito, Gyu-Kaku, Iwata. Right across the parking lot from El Torito, near Iwata. No idea when they will open, the storefront has been looking the same for quite awhile.

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            CarlieInLA RE: Debbie W Nov 28, 2006 08:35 PM

            They had a "Coming Soon" sign out front for about 2 months with no movement. Last time I drove by the sign was gone but it still looked closed. I hope it opens soon!

    2. bassbiz RE: joea Nov 27, 2006 06:42 PM

      How about Kyushu Ramen on Sherman Way in Van Nuys.
      Their service is a little off, but I think the Ramen is just as tasty as Daikokuya's. They have some really good combos and also other dishes to enjoy.

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        4ahns RE: joea Nov 27, 2006 06:56 PM

        Second the Kyushu Ramen....

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          Diana RE: joea Nov 27, 2006 07:03 PM

          Third Kyushu! Get the chanpon!

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            Jerome RE: joea Nov 27, 2006 10:23 PM

            Kyushu ramen is open after midnight. Nice benefit.

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              meamhungry RE: joea Nov 28, 2006 08:59 PM

              I'll throw in a recommendation for Kyushu Ramen. We went there last night and I had a really good bowl of Chashu Ramen. My wife got the veggie one and it was good too. The meat was very good, nice and tender, little fat.
              But what surprised me was the gyoza. They had chicken and pork types, which is rare (wife eats chicken, not pork), and the gyoza was tasty. Not the usual stinky vegetables and knuckles meat filling frozen variety they usually have at the ramen shops here.
              We ate at Nippon Ramen last week and actually like Kyushu better.
              Also tried Takeshi Ramen in Glendale, which was ehh.

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