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Awesome news for ramen lovers in the Valley!!

RacerX Mar 26, 2012 07:37 PM

I'm so glad my favorite ramen establishiment, Yamadaya has decided to expand into the Valley! Between Yamadaya and Jinya I can finally stay on this side of the hill to get my noodle fix!

http://la.eater.com/tags/ramen-yamadaya

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    Dogbite Williams Mar 26, 2012 09:20 PM

    The article is incorrect. 15030 Ventura Boulevard is 2 blocks east of Sepulveda.

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      Johnny L Mar 26, 2012 11:39 PM

      Yup my Valley cousin is happy, still waiting for Little Tokyo as SGV is too far from every location.

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        Jwsel Mar 27, 2012 04:06 PM

        That would be great, since it's only a few blocks from my house. Unfortunately, if the address on the website is correct, it's opening in the shopping center at Noble and Ventura, which has the Starbucks, Baskin Robbins, and Sushi Mac. Parking is a nightmare.

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          trojans Mar 28, 2012 09:05 AM

          This is very exciting news!

        2. orythedog Mar 28, 2012 11:31 AM

          Was just in the Starbucks across the way this morning. Workers are still in the Ramen place. The sign says 4/1/12 opening

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            Jwsel Apr 1, 2012 01:31 PM

            The sign says 4/1, but they are still building out the space. The workers said the opening is this coming Friday.

            I really worry about the prospects. That spot has been death of at least six or seven different restaurants in the less-than-10 years I've lived nearby. Further, I mentioned previously that parking in that lot is terrible. To illustrate, I had trouble finding a parking spot today at 1:00 p.m. even though nearly half the storefronts in that center are currently empty (one side is being renovated) and several of the other places were closed on Sunday.

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              RacerX Apr 6, 2012 09:33 AM

              Well I just had dinner at Yamadaya Sherman Oaks last night. The waitress said this was only the second day they were open. They only had a "soft opening menu" but all my fav dishes were available: the assorted versions of ramen, the melt in your mouth kakuni, and the karaage. And all the dishes compared well to the versions I've had in Torrance and Culver City.

              The place isn't very big - maybe 8 to 10 two top tables. As Jwsel mentioned, the parking lot isn't large but I was able to get in and out pretty easily; not sure how its going to be when all the neighboring store fronts are occupied. But on the other hand, I don't recall the Torrance or Culver City locations having great parking situations either.

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                Johnny L Apr 6, 2012 11:22 AM

                Costa Mesa is probably the only location that has decent parking

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