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Feb 23, 2008 10:22 PM

Speaking of ramen...Mmm Ramen!

Does anyone know of any authentic Ramen places? I don't like the really popular one on Sawtelle. The ramen isn't firm enough for me! It just tastes like something I can cook myself. Thanks!

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  1. If you're on the westside, Santouka definitely deserves a visit. It's at Centinela/Venice in the Mitsuwa food court. <3 toroniku ramen.

    On Sawtelle, Asahi Ramen and Chabuya tend to be the favorites. There's also Ramenya nearby on Olympic. is considered the authoritative LA ramen guide. Give it a look.

    11555 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

    3760 S Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066

    2002 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

    Asahi Ramen
    2027 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

    1. Thanks to hounds on this board, I tried Daikukuya in Little Tokyo last week and really enjoyed it. I don't have an address but it is on 1st street near San Pablo.

      1. Shin Sen Gumi Hakata Ramen specifically allows you to customize the firmness of the noodle, among other things, when you order.

        1. Thanks everyone! I'll try some of these sometime!