Atch Kotch in Hollywood
For six years I've worked in the area, and I had no idea about this Japanese restaurant (probably had to do with the nightmarish parking situation both around and in that Vine/Fountain minimall it's in). My time is running out to enjoy all the ramen I can as my options may very well dwindle to zero, or one if I'm lucky. So that's what I want to have there. Do they have any signature ramen dishes? How's the gyoza?
I've worked in post houses around AtchKotch for years & have been a regular, happy customer for all that time. Good lunch spot.
I don't know if any of the ramens are "signature". They have a mix/match list of options - kind of a build-your-own...which is nice when you're in the mood for something particular.
They also have some set styles - northern & southern. I prefer the southern - has pork & spice. The northern is blander & has salmon cheeks...er, fish heads...which is not for everyone.
I also love the heavily tattooed waitresses & would hit on them except I think there is some sort of gang/triad/pinkie-cutting thing going on there...