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Tsujita LA Artisan Noodles Annex
Ramen Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
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2050 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025
2050 Sawtelle BoulevardUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90025
$$Ramen RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 11:30 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 11:30 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 11:30 pmThursday 11:00 am – 11:30 pmFriday 11:00 am – 11:30 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 11:30 pmSunday 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
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Offshoot of a Tokyo-based noodle shop popular for a variety of ramen bowls & house specialties.- Google
"GENIUS. I had the tsukemen with pork and added a soft boiled egg."
"The ramen comes with very thin soft noodles-- meh!"
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2 months ago
The best tsukemen I've ever had and some of the best ramen noodles in LA. I always walk by this corner and see a ridiculous line at lunch (they only serve ramen at lunch). I was extra hungry and took my lunch break at 12:45 instead of 1 and there happened to be a free seat at the ramen bar so I knew this was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. They have two options for ramen: Tsukemen (dipping) and traditional tonkotsu. From there you can choose chashu pork, no meat, eggs, etc. They also have some other rice dishes, but this artisan noodle stand is famous for the ramen so I went with the Chashu tsukemen. My order came out quickly- they gave a generous portion of noodles and pork and a bowl of thick, saucey broth with a salty and perfectly gooey egg, bamboo shoots, and some pieces of meat. They also give you free lime and you can customize your broth with ginger, spice, tonkotsu sauce, and tsukemen sauce. The ramen was thick like spaghetti, firm and a little chilled. At first I dipped the noodles in the broth too long and it was way too salty. After swiftly swishing the noodles, I found the perfect balance between noodles and soup. The broth tasted even better after I ground some sesame seeds and added a little lime and tonkotsu sauce. The broth is what makes this place stand out from other ramen stands: they brew it for 60 hours with a wide variety of flavors that all combine to create an amazing savory sensation. My only complaint is the price, a bowl of chashu tsukemen will run $15 without tip, but I was very satisfied with my meal and extra noodles and soup are only $1.50. Cash only. This place does live up to its hype and is simply a great ramen stand.
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Tony Chau
5 months ago
Everyone seems to like it much more than me. I personally don't like having my noodles separate from the broth. It was delicious, but not my preferred method of having ramen. The broth and noodles respectively were tasty. Watch out for the brown vegetable sauce that's on the table, it can be very spicy. Parking is difficult as it's located next to other very popular eateries.
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Daniel Brown
3 months ago
Excellent. The flavor is incredible, as are the atmosphere and location. Very attentive staff too. Highly recommend the Char Siu Tsukemen (slices of bbq pork and egg with the noodles/soup).
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Jiann Mok
4 months ago
Pros: - creamy broth (so rich so delicious) - dipping noodles for dinner (I think the original Tsujita only has this for lunch) - tonkatsu ramen (I liked it better than the dipping ramen) Cons: - tiny tiny tiny restaurant means long wait for seating - difficult to find parking - pricey, especially if you choose add-ons (egg, green onions, seaweed, etc.) Bottom line: I believe that a good bowl of ramen should be hearty and include an egg and other garnishings. If it's your first time, and you're feeling adventurous for tsukemen, try to get your friend to order tonkatsu ramen just in case you don't like the dipping style. That's how I ended up eating all of my dad's tonkatsu ramen and none of my dipping ramen...
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Daniel Lopez
4 months ago
Highly recommended. Very delicious. After watching the mind of a chef on netflix episode about noodles, I searched high and low for Tskukemen noodles and have found them. Atmosphere very good staff very friendly. Overall experience: Very satisfied.
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Emily Saelak
6 months ago
I like this place a lot more than the Annex next door. The ramen here is somehow better but it is a little oil. Don't say I didn't warn you! I got the dipping ramen when I went and it was great! Nice pieces of pork, good amount of noodles. You get your bowl pretty fast too. Probably within ten minutes of ordering. There are a few add on options you can get but the dish really doesn't need anything extra. I would come back.
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Katrina Fisher
7 months ago
I had been excited about going to dinner here. As soon as I walked in I was hit with the extreme smell of urine. It was pure acidity. We sat down and couldn't even stay for a minute. We got up and left. I was very disappointed with this. The smell was powerful and left my stomach turning. So sad.
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Stephanie Han
4 months ago
A much-belated review: After being thwarted at the regular Tsujita (they were closed filming a TV show or something) I noticed the Annex across the street and thought I'd give it a shot. I didn't even know this place existed, but I'm so glad I it was there! It was around 2pm-ish so the wait was minimal, thank goodness--I guess it can get kind of nutty, judging from the other reviews. It's a small but comfortable place, with clean modern (but not sterile) decor. I was a little surprised upon reading the menu--it was a lot more Chinese-influenced than what I was expecting. I got the regular ramen with the soft boiled egg and the Ikura (salmon roe) bowl. I was intrigued by the Tsukemen but wasn't in the mood for it at that moment. This ramen is definitely different than the standard Japanese ramen--it's much more bold and rich, with thick, curly, chewy noodles--yum! I can see why maybe some people wouldn't care for it, but it suited my Korean palate very well, especially with extra garlic and spicy seasonings. The Ikura bowl was good, with fresh roe and rice. Nothing mind-blowing but exactly what I was expecting so it satisfied. I was very full at the end of the meal, but knew I wanted to come back sooner than later. I need to try the tsukemen next time!
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