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Asa Ramen actually Arthur Ramen?

odub | Oct 2, 2009 01:33 AM

I was hanging out with a friend from San Pedro who was telling me that the well-touted Asa Ramen in Gardena is, in fact, named Arthur Ramen and that the name "Asa" came about because someone misheard an employee saying "Arthur" (presumably in accented English) and it came out sounding like Asa.

This sounds completely plausible to me, especially since the restaurant's business card says "Cafe Arthur."

However, much as I enjoy this story, it does seem that everyone universally calls this place Asa and I'm wondering if any o the restaurant's Japanese characters actual confirm that it's called Asa?

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