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Silver Lake Ramen
Japanese Restaurant$
Today 11:30AM–2AM
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2927 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
2927 Sunset BoulevardUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90026
(323) 660-8100
$Japanese Restaurant, Asian RestaurantToday 11:30AM–2AM
Saturday 11:30AM–2AMSunday 11:30AM–11PMMonday 11:30AM–11PMTuesday 11:30AM–11PMWednesday 11:30AM–11PMThursday 11:30AM–11PMFriday 11:30AM–2AM
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Low-key, mall-based noodle bar presents a traditional Japanese menu starring ramen soups.- Google
"We both opted for their Tonkotsu Spicy Ramen: Topping of pork belly or chicken."
"Pretty good spicy tuna over crispy rice."
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Ava Braud
a month ago
My trip here was motivated by Bryan R.'s Yelpeview. Bryan's review was so tempting I had to go. And did I ever. I've visited a few times. Silverlake Ramen is located on Sunset in the neighborhood of Echo Park/SilverLake land. Everybody talks about hipsters coming here. It's almost like it's a reason not to come here. LA is one big hip city. LOL. It is unlike any other ramen place I have visited here and in Japan. It's truly different, so different ramen freaks are loving the difference. Here are some components of the tonkotsu bowls here that are standouts: 1) The broth-- SR claims the broth is simmered for 16 hours. Yes, you can tell, deliciousness ensues in any preparation that makes its primary component, the broth, low and slow. There is milky unctuousness to the broth, something most people are not accustomed to in a tonkotsu preparation-- I've never even had this quality of broth even in Japan. But I like it, it's got umami. 2) The pork belly is no sliver of chashu that we are all accustomed it, it's 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch, piece of belly, grilled to brown on one side. When you bite into it, I totally agree with Bryan this pork belly is out of this world, crazy good. It's sooo scrummy, I've witnessed diners ordering a second piece. This one towering giant guy ordered 4 pork bellies.... Woweth! 3) The noodles are supple, thick(er) than most ramen joints. It's not curly like some hard core ramen freaks would prefer; it's not smooth and thin like Hakata Shin Sen Gumi; it's not like the noodles at Umemura or Mr. Ramen, and certainly , not like Daikokuya's, or TOT's. A bowl of this ramen in tonkotsu broth, a side of garlic oil gives it a teasingly flavorful accent to this ramen experience that makes for good slurping. Add a side of chile paste to taste and that sends this bowl of ramen to the level of a 5 star joint. Less 1/2 star: The wait staff is exhausted, so accustomed to the high turnover and high service expectations; they seem to be on autopilot. I think the owners here should give 'em a vacay and a raise. :) Were I to eat ramen with hipsters again, I'll eat here. But hip or not, SR speaks volumes to the uniqueness of the bowls they serve up: heartier noodles, THAT pork belly and THAT richly bold broth so unctuously bold and different...is an experience no other ramen place can duplicate. Silverlake serves up ramen soul food, 2die4. Thanks for the lead Bryan R. Visits: 5+ Tip: Wait is upwards of 45 min during the dinner hour. Sometimes I've arrived at 4:30 for an early dinner. Parking is insanely crazy. Parking is free on on the street, Sundays :) But no fret SR is open late, like 3am.
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Charles Boston
a month ago
They have a last call policy sign that is not even visible. If you miss your name being called even by a minute you do not bet Thor place back in line. Most likely you will have wasted 45 minutes of your time. Daikokuya is about 5 minutes away, just go there instead.
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Austin Cutler
in the last week
Awesome traditional ramen. You will always have to wait. Sign-up is done on a clip board outside.
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Alicia Cruz
2 weeks ago
Ramen was very good, but we were literally there for 25min and recived our tab with 18% percent of tip included for a party of four wtf!
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Hanae K
a month ago
I like their ramen. It's hard to not have expectations when the yelp ratings are so high. One thing for sure, they have the best fatty chasu I've had and the soup wasn't as heavy as expected (which is a good thing for me). It's so nice to leave a ramen place with a satisfied belly minus the fatty food coma. We showed up on Sunday for dinner and waited about 20-30minutes and the hostess had us share a table with 2 other strangers. Luckily our table mates were social and I really enjoyed talking to them about burning man :) I GOT: spicy tonkotsu (NOT tonKAtsu) ramen with a side of spicy sauce on the side. I would recommend the tsuke-men (you dip the noodle into the soup) to people who are craving for sweeter broth (I'm guessing it's bonito base). Gyoza was good, I don't mind ordering it again. PARKING: got lucky and found a spot nearby. There's also street parking. SERVICE: was great, they were busy but attentive. We got complimentary green tea ice cream for sharing a table (?). As much as I enjoyed the ramen, I won't go out of my way to drive to Silverlake (30min) and wait 20-30minutes for it. If you're in the area then I would def recommend it when it's not super busy. BATHROOM: stank
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Tim Faustini
a month ago
Pretty impressive ramen. The slices of pork in the Tonkotsu are THICK. The spicy variant has just the right amount of spice. I still suggest getting a side of black garlic for extra flavor. It's pretty popular, so expect to wait. Parking also may be difficult. But it's worth the wait. You can even kill time in the pub nextdoor.
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Angie Wimberly
4 months ago
Very tasty! Loved the flavor of the noodles and the greens. I also had a delicious side of mushrooms (mix of various kinds). I also liked the fried chicken.
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Aaron Yan
in the last week
Delicious and affordable ramen. Allows call in and pick up orders. The lines are long so I suggest calling in ahead of time.