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Chabuya Ramen on Sawtelle


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Chabuya Ramen on Sawtelle

Gonzo | Nov 19, 2005 11:25 AM

I went to the opening night of Chabuya ramen on Sawtelle Blvd and it was great! Well, granted, we had to wait about an hour but that's a testament to how good of a reputation this place has in Japan. (It was won a national TV food competition a few years back.) 90 percent of the customers were native Japanese and the rest were pure rameniacs.

It's a very simple but elegant bowl of hosomen (thin noodles) submerged in pork bone broth, sprinkled with sesame seeds, the usual assortment of delicated sliced Japanese vegetables and, of course, a very juicy piece of pork, which I heard is imported from a select farm in Canada. You can also get it in chicken broth or miso.

The decor of the place is more or less the same as the previous restaurant, very elegant...not your typical greasy ramen joint.

The coolest part of the night was when my friends and I realized that our waiter was the owner, the mysterious looking guy pictured on their advertisements! He was very humble when we started talking to him which blew me away considering how rich and successful he is. Oh and he's also quite handsome.

So anyway, hands down, this is the best place for ramen on the westside. wOOt!

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