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Apr 16, 2013 05:11 PM

Anyone miss Chin Ma Ya of Tokyo?

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?


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    1. 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

        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 :)

        1. re: Tripeler

          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: pixelcat

                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

                  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.

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

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              1. re: blimpbinge

                Thanks! Will check them out!

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