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Anyone miss Chin Ma Ya of Tokyo?

livemyjourney Apr 16, 2013 05:11 PM

I miss their Tan Tan Mein with Karage chicken on top SO much! Was one of my favorite Ramen places here.

Any news of rumors of them opening up again?


  1. TonyC Apr 16, 2013 05:19 PM


    1. Tripeler Apr 16, 2013 05:21 PM

      Not intending to snark, but I have lived in Tokyo since 1977 have never heard of Chin Ma Ya. Years ago, there was a nice Chinese restaurant run by a Nancy Ma, though.

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      1. re: Tripeler
        livemyjourney Apr 16, 2013 05:34 PM

        Haha... That's just their name. I don't think they really are from Tokyo.

        Update: Just found this... I guess they are from Japan :) http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Fa...

        1. re: Tripeler
          blimpbinge Apr 16, 2013 05:41 PM

          I go to japan every year for vacation and I've also never seen them there.. then again they may go by a different name or have different signage.

          1. re: blimpbinge
            livemyjourney Apr 16, 2013 05:47 PM

            Quite possibly so.

            1. re: blimpbinge
              pixelcat Apr 16, 2013 08:04 PM

              they have quite a few branches all over japan


              1. re: pixelcat
                Tripeler Apr 16, 2013 08:12 PM

                Yes, they sure do. Thank you, Pixelcat, for showing us the link.
                Actually, I think I have seen some of these shops, but here in Japan they really don't stand out much.

                1. re: pixelcat
                  blimpbinge Apr 16, 2013 09:28 PM

                  probably have seen them or walked by, but without english signage or unique menus it would look just like all of the other bazillion shops i pass by everywhere. Then again i just read the name in chinese and it makes much more sense, wonder if i'll start seeing them around now

                  gyu-kaku for example, had very similar signage so it was easy to spot.

            2. blimpbinge Apr 16, 2013 05:38 PM

              For tantanmien, I'd recommend Ramen Yukino-ya in Arcadia, it's pretty good imo.

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              1. re: blimpbinge
                livemyjourney Apr 16, 2013 05:48 PM

                Thanks! Will check them out!

                Know of any others closer to the West Side or South Bay?

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