The best DAIKOKUYA location??
I LOVE DAIKOKUYA!!!
I'm from Toronto and no ramen place compares (not even ippudo in NY imo =P). I've been to Santouka in Toronto already and it's good but my boyfriend and I still reminisce the ramen from Daikokuya.
Anyways, every time I visit LA I now must eat at Daikokuya (went in 2007 and 2009) and I've only been to the Little Toyko location.
I'm wondering how are the other locations? Is it just as good? I'm considering going to another location since there is less wait and free parking... but not willing to compromise for the taste!
Ps. Are they opened on Christmas eve and Christmas?
Yes you may sell me on another ramen place but I'm only in LA for two days so I will be eating at Daikokuya no matter what and other suggestions will have to be for my next trip~
Thanks in advance~!
I'm personally not a fan of Daikokuya either (though it's fairly solid on a good day), but I think it's gotten to a point where the place is an institution of the city now (i.e. Pink's, Tito's). It's always going to have its staunch defenders, and attract out-of-towners. So I get it.
That being said, I can easily count more than a handful of places I'd recommend over Daikokuya in a heartbeat, and more I haven't tried that are probably better too...especially Tsujita + Santouka :)
You've already been to Daikoku-Ya, why not try something newer and IMO far superior like the tsukemen at Tsujita LA? I'll bet you'll like it. That place is ruined tsukemen for me in America and is the only place I can eat it now.