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Santouka - West LA

I'm excited to finally be able to try Santouka this week!

Question. For a first-timer, what should I order to fully appreciate Santouka?

Rameniac told me about Santouka when I ended up sitting next to him at Sushi Zo but I can't remember what he suggested :)

Thank you :)

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  1. Is the one that's supposed to open at the Mitsuwa marketplace on Centinela? I was just there a few days ago and it didn't look remotely open (where Tampopo used to be?).

    1. There's a sign up that claims it will open on the 13th (but I agree with you, I don't see how)

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        1. re: MeowMixx

          As of yesterday (the 11th) they say that Santouka WILL open on Wednesday - I know I'll be there!

      1. Get the standard shio ramen. Simple yet elegant, the flavors unmuddied with extraneous toppings.

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        1. re: WBGuy

          Don't just get the "standard" shio ramen. Make sure to get the shio with the toroniku tokusen. Higher-quality, slow-cooked, tender chashu. Awesome.

        2. yea the shio ramen is their signature! maybe they'll open with a very sparse setup or one type of ramen only... hmmm... eh, i'll still be there.

          http://www.rameniac.com

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          1. re: rameniac

            Please report back with pictures!

          2. I just called Mitsuwa... Santouka WILL be open TODAY at 11am... see y'all there!!!

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            1. re: banquisha

              Wow. They must have been working hard all night -- yesterday it looked weeks away. Although restraunt supplies were being staged in the seating area...