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Japanese Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 12:00 am
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327 E 1st St Los Angeles, CA 90012
327 E 1st StUSCALos Angeles90012
$$Japanese Restaurant, Asian RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am – 12:00 amTuesday 11:00 am – 12:00 amWednesday 11:00 am – 12:00 amThursday 11:00 am – 12:00 amFriday 11:00 am – 1:00 amSaturday 11:00 am – 1:00 amSunday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
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Rice bowls & ramen have customers lined out the door at this small, no-frills Japanese restaurant.- Google
People talk about little tokyo, shredded pork bowl, daikoku ramen, wait time and long wait
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Richard L
reviewed 2 months ago
This is my first review !!!!!!!!!!! Daikokuya is my favorite ramen in L.A. Probably the busiest of them all, always packed.. Parking is street only or paid in nearby garade, you best bet is just buy something in Japanese Village Plaza usually is good for 2 hours, then come by here afterward. Unlike most other ramen shop, they only serve like two kind here. The hot or the cold one depend if is weather is hot. What won me over here is their broth, creamy and they gave you big portion. The base ramen got almost everything, like the whole egg. Price is fair, you get bigger portion and excellent quality is hard to beat. Only thing they can seem to improve is their noodle need to be a bit more chewy, other than that is pretty damn good. They service is general pretty good, this place is small. Not idea for group bigger than 4.
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Russell Saisho
reviewed 2 months ago
Do not go to Daikokuya! Not only will it ruin every meal you have for the next month because everything else will pale in comparison, but your presence on the wait list will further delay my enjoyment of the deliciousness that thankfully pours out of Daikokuya's kitchen. I regularly go with the combo, Ramen & Unagi rice bowl, absolute heaven. So stay away!
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Bryan LaPlante
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Teriyaki chicken was very very dry - probably should have ordered sushi? Veg tempura was very very greasy - maybe I should have just ordered sake?
Paul Lee
reviewed 3 months ago
People will do some CRAZY things for delicious food. By crazy I mean enduring a 2 hour wait, arriving an hour before a restaurant even opens, or eating late lunch or early dinner at 3pm just for some delicious ramen broth and fatty pork. I love everything at Daikokuya, including the gyoza and rice bowls. Finally being called into the restaurant at Daikokuya for a seat is like winning the ramen lottery.
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Hoa Slezak
reviewed 3 months ago
Love this place... I'm a big noodle person, so there's not much you can do at a ramen place that will not impress me. This place is CASH ONLY, so make sure to stop at the bank before standing in line for a table. They also DO NOT take reservations. It's a strict first come first served policy. The restaurant is not big at all, so when you do get seated, be prepared for anything! Like being seated to close to the patrons waiting for a table, that you might as well have them order with you. But their food is delicious! You must try this place when you're in Little Tokyo.
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Kelly Sandos
reviewed a month ago
I ordered Tuna Sashimi, the taste was some what good but I have to say that their service was not up to the mark....