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“Noooooodled for Joy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Santouka Ramen

Santouka Ramen
Ranked #1,350 of 9,887 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: US$7 - US$15
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Neighbourhood: Westside
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Noooooodled for Joy!”
Reviewed 25 August 2011

My husband and I met in Japan and the aroma, sites, and sounds in this store whisk us back to the place we love and miss.
The ramen noodle shop inside Mitsuwa is the most popular of the 4 restaurants inside this grocery store and it is the most authentic we have found outside of Japan. They even give you a side of marinating boiled egg to pour on top of your ramen bowl and a side choice of natto and rice. I LOVE natto and rice.

If you prefer to shop everything you could want and need, including Japanese make-up, cell phone service, books, movies, groceries and more can be found here. All restaurants inside only take cash and there is a ATM inside.

  • Visited August 2011
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  • English first
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English first
Westport, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food court”
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We had lunch there for 2 consecutive days when we stayed in a hotel in Torrance. We have been in Mitsuwa Market in New Jersey but this one has much more selections. Each one of us could pick a lunch from different restaurants, and they were good. If you love Japanese food, you should go there! They accept cash only though.

Visited June 2011
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Marina del Rey, California
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4 reviews
“Buy your own fish to make sushi at home”
Reviewed 29 June 2010

Great raw fish to make your own sushi and get out of there really cheaply. The small restaurants are amazing and fast!

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“Too much MSG I feel, I have to drink a whole day of water after...”
Reviewed 12 July 2009

Too much MSG I feel, I have to drink a whole day of water after...

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Santa Monica, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Good ramen noodles in food court.”
Reviewed 22 May 2009

Good ramen noodles in food court.

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