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Tsujita LA ramen preview: Tanaka Ramen ends its pop-up run today


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Tsujita LA ramen preview: Tanaka Ramen ends its pop-up run today

J.L. | Oct 22, 2011 05:40 PM

Frustrated that Tsujita LA has delayed their ramen service for so long since its opening? Thanks to Grub Street LA, I found out about Tsujita LA using another venue to "preview" their ramen.


The folks at Tsujita are using Tanaka Ramen, in the Mitsuwa Food Court on Centinela as a "test kitchen" of sorts. This is a pop-up run, and it expires on Oct. 22. (yes, it ends today).

I caught a bowl of Tsujita’s... er... Tanaka's tonkotsu ramen today for lunch. While I know that the claim-to-fame for Tsujita is their tsukemen, alas, they were only serving the tonkotsu ramen today.

Verdict: The broth is rich, but just not as complex as their next-door neighbor Santouka. The noodles were thin but firm, with "bite". The chashu is quite good, albeit a bit over-salted.

Keep at it, test kitchen... We look forward to finally getting ramen & tsukemen at Tsujita one day...

3 crappy photos to share with you...

3760 S Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066

2057 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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