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Ramen Yamada-ya coming to Culver City in May

I was at Yamada-ya last night, and the wait was pretty long - 30 minutes! I wish they'd do it like in Japan, where they take your order while you're waiting so that your ramen is ready the moment you sit down.

Anyway, there was a sign out front saying they're opening a bigger place in Culver City in May. The address given is 11172 Washington, but it did not specify Boulevard or Place. But I guess it's likely to be the former.

Let's hope expansion doesn't come at the price of quality.

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  1. I'm guessing you're right about it being Washington Blvd. I did a search on that address and that would be the building where Markie D's used to be - it was Hoagies and Wings the last time I noticed. What Markie D's was to hoagies in the Westside, Hoagies and Wings was the antithesis. I'm guessing they're folding up shop and making room for something that is far more promising. Thanks for the info.

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    1. re: bulavinaka

      Already folded. Was going to try it for a last minute super bowl wings run and seemed like it was long gone.

      1. re: Discokill

        Interesting The location is still on their website, or has the whole chain folded?

    2. YAY! Thanks for the heads up! :) This is excellent news!

      --Dommy!

        1. re: jadekarrde

          Not yet, but it's getting there!

          This was taken a couple of weeks ago and the inside was stripped... but they where actively working with the kitchen...

          http://yfrog.com/h0p10oyj

          --Dommy!

          1. Does anyone know if the CC location is open yet?

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            1. re: pamm5959

              As of Sunday, signage is up but the interior still needs work.

              1. re: New Trial

                Yeah... they are completely re-doing the inside... should be very nice when it all gets done! :)

                --Dommy!

                1. re: New Trial

                  To stir the pot a bit--I drove by this morning on my way to Downtown and there on the windows was written "Open in 10 Days."

                  1. re: New Trial

                    I can't wait.

                    We can walk there. I pass it every day on my way home from work and check the progress. Driving by it looks like they still have work to be done, but really it's tough to tell speeding by.

                    If anyone cares, the Greek place on the same street is really cheap and really good. If you're in front of the Ramen place, just walk east past the sports bar and it's right there. One caution: It's really hot and stuffy inside. Eat on the patio or take out, it's actually borderline unpleasant in the restaurant proper.

                    LOL -- I can't remember the name.

                    1. re: New Trial

                      17 days later, and the sign says "Open in 5 Days." 3 more weeks perhaps?

                      1. re: mrhooks

                        LOL!! Thanks for the update... last week it said 7 days... Maybe Japanese Days are a different length... :)

                        --Dommy!