Sherman Oaks has a new ramen joint, Koraku, a sister restaurant to the one in Little Tokyo. CarlieinLA checked it out and reports they have about 30 kinds of ramen as well as yakisoba, rice dishes and typical Japanese entrees like teriyaki, cutlets and on.

Miso yasai ramen comes with tons of fresh veggies (cabbage, mushrooms, and corn) but not so much pork. The portion of soup is generous, though, and the noodles fresh and perfectly cooked–they make it just behind the bar.

The place is small, but cute. Note that for the time being, it’s cash only.

Heads up, rameniacs: Santouka, revered as one of the best ramen joints around, just opened in the renovated West LA!

Koraku [East San Fernando Valley]
14425 Ventura Blvd., Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks


Koraku Restaurant [Little Tokyo]
314 E. 2nd St.

Santouka Ramen [Beaches]
in Mitsuwa Market
3760 Centinela Ave.

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Koraku Ramen Sherman Oaks–Open
Official Santkouta West LA opening date

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