Here, in alphabetical order, are nine ramen shops generating excitement recently on Chowhound. What are the places where you like to slurp? Jump into a discussion on the Los Angeles Chowhound board.
1650 West Redondo Beach Boulevard Suite 9, Gardena
Add a lard-based flavor-bomb to the dense tonkotsu broth to achieve extra porkiness.
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1644 West Carson Street, Torrance
Try the delicious and unusual Hokkaido-style ramen—the thick and hearty broth is great on a cold day.
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8050 West Third Street, Los Angeles
An excellent choice for tonkotsu ramen, but don’t overlook the rich and milky chicken broth. Additional locations in Studio City, Los Angeles, and Costa Mesa.
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3118 West 182nd Street, Torrance
The reigning champ of the Los Angeles tonkotsu scene. Additional locations in Culver City, Westwood, Costa Mesa, and Sherman Oaks.
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RAMEN YUKINO YA
1423 South Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia
Go for the thick, curly noodles at this San Gabriel Valley ramen joint. Additional location in City of Industry.
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