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2208 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1706
+1 310-575-4999
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork” (22 reviews)
“soup” (13 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Soups
2208 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1706
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This was a "must-do" for me, because it had come so highly recommended via other reviews. DO NOT GO. First, the food. I ordered a Chicken Teriyaki bowl and Gyozo. The chicken I ordered was undercooked. As in it was pink (Picture 2). While the...More

Thank Elinor B
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I have been dreaming with this ramen since my las visit to LA. It is just delicious. Don't expect a three Michelin star's restaurant, don't expect a posh place....but you can always expect some line or queue to try the ramen and sushi of this...More

Thank MercedesVL
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This place serves very authentic food. It's quite small, so prepare to wait a bit to be seated. We had Ramen and Donburi, they were much better than a lot of hip places. Really comparable to real deal in Japan and very affordable. Will visit...More

Thank Ines V
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Wished I had my photos but this was a great delicious spot for ramen. My favorite so far in Los Angeles. I will always return here whenever I stop by la.

Thank Grace K
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Daikokuya has been around Little Tokyo for years. They are popular for their Tonkotsu, but I've had this many times in different restaurants in the US and Japan. Daikokuya's broth is average. The place is a dump, it feels like a dive restaurant.

Thank paolola
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I saw this ramen shop on top of the list so I went to one of their locations in west LA. I ordered signature Daikokuya ramen and gyoza. Ramen was served in a big bowl. I found the soup quite salty, not hot enough. They...More

Thank Anuvat C
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I've been here twice because I love to try most of their dishes. The food is good and menu offers good choices. It is crowded sometimes but have to wait to get seated. Service is ok. Will come back for another dish again when in...More

Thank prettylobster
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

A small max 30 person ramen shop in Sawtelle Japantown. Great quaint cute Tokyo alley decor. Excellent food. We love the Daikokuya ramen and cha shu rice. Tight seating. The food came pretty quick and was great. Only hiccup during our visit was our extra...More

Thank 7Makarios
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I lived in LA around 2000s. Back then, Daikokuya was my go-to place for delicious, authentic donkotsu (pork-bone soup base) ramen. A decade later I am visiting LA again, and I go to Daikokuya for ramen. Albeit the much increased price, the ever crazy wait...More

Thank Wei-jen H
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Very delectable ramen served. The spicy miso was as good as the ones that I have taste d in Tokyo. Worth coming !

Thank ValerieYeo14
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2208 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 310-575-4999
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