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Daikokuya

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Today:11:00 am - 11:00 pm

327 E 1st St,

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 626-1680

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Business Details

14

years

in Business

Original Noodle and Rice Bowl
Hours:

Regular Hours

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Payment method:
cash only
Neighborhoods:
Civic Center - Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, Central La, Central LA, Historic Cultural, Little Tokyo
Categories:
Restaurants, Japanese Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Paid, Street, Lot

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Pan Asian, Omelets

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: American Restaurant, American, American Food

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Best ramen joint in LA! Get the ramen and rice bowl combo and u won't be sorry. Wait time can be long but worth it... just don't go in a big group. Cash only... there's a shady looking ATM on site if u're willing to roll the dice with ur identity. The parking sit kinda sux but u'll forget about all the hassles a few bites in. Don't be scurred!!

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Posted: 7/3/2015

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If you're looking for a japanese food try this place. Especially their ramen. :)

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Posted: 7/2/2015

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If you're in the mood for really good Japanese ramen Daikokuya is the place to go! Line is always long so make sure you go early to put your name on the list and walk around Japanese Village.

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Posted: 8/17/2012

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Daikokuya is one of my favorit...

Daikokuya is one of my favorite tonkotsu ramen places in LA. If you're a fan of Santouka, Yamadaya or Shinsengumi, you would also like this place. <br> <br>The place is always packed and wait time is 10 minutes to sometime over an hour; so avoid the busiest hours as possible. I like Daikokuya but I would rather go to Shinsengumi (which is 5 minutes away) if the wait is too long. Shinsengumi is just as good as Daikokuya. <br> <br>The place only takes cash.

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Posted: 8/17/2012

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Delicious bowl of ramen! I am ...

Delicious bowl of ramen! I am huge fan of real ramen with rich, hearty tonkatsu broth. I tried the tonkatsu kotteri here and was pretty pleased. It was a large serving which I didn't finish. <br> <br>Note - it's DTLA, so parking is a pain. Also, there's almost always a long wait because it's a tiny restaurant. We went on a hot summer day so it was really toasty in the restaurant. Best time to go is probably late at night, or in the winter. Their AC seems to be barely working. <br> <br>I prefer the tastes of Ramen Yamadaya, but this was pretty good.

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Updated: a month ago

Posted: 11/15/2011Provided by Citysearch - 

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Great Japanese Food

Daikokuya STRIKES AGAIN! Man o man what a place. This is my favorite hole in the wall for the rest of the century! Went there for lunch yesterday and let me tell ya, it was just as good as last time. I had the CA role, which all beit the bunny hill of sushi is still a great pleasure when done right, and they do it righ baby! Then I had the pork belly bowl. Now let me tell you something... this thing is a pork lovers dream. You have a nice bed of warm sushi rice on the bottom, then you have paper thin sliced pork belly that has been cooked up nice and crispy. THEN they finish it off with that wonderful sauce you get with your eel at your favorite sushi joint, mine being Katsu-ya. On top of that you have a nice pile of green onion to finish off the taste profile. I was sitting at the bar and when this stuff hit the counter the whole world just melted away and I was suddenly transported to a field in the middle of the Swiss Alpes and none other than Julie Andrews was spinning next to me singing her little heart out. If this place does not move you, pull out all your teeth and start eating baby food, because you don't deserve to eat real food anymore. OH, and don't get me started on the Gyoza, but that is for another time. <br> <br>Peter Burstyn is a former chef from NY and is now an insurance agent with Farmers Insurance. Visit farmersagent dot com/pburstyn

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Posted: 6/16/2011

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Great place for ramen, the but...

Great place for ramen, the but wait can be over an hour (even outside of regular lunch hours). Come early to sign in, walk around Little Tokyo for a bit, then come back later to eat. The ramen portions are fairly large, so appetizers may be unnecessary unless you plan on eating a lot.

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Posted: 6/13/2011

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Definitely one of the top rame...

Definitely one of the top ramen places i have been too. Highly recommend checking this place out - you can even make a day of visiting the MOCA and coming here for lunch or dinner. There was a wait but totally worth it.

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Posted: 11/13/2010

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A local must

Daikokuya is one of those hole-in-the-way neighborhood joints everyone in town seems to know about and recommends. For good reason. <br> <br>Just think of this term, &quot;rich pork broth&quot; and all that it implies -- savoriness, saltiness, indulgence, fatty, delicious. The daikoko ramen with extra pork oil isn't something you can eat everyday, but it's a great indulgence on a cool day. <br> <br>The restaurant has a &quot;B&quot; rating, which isn't cool, but again, not a concern for the occasional indulgence. <br> <br>Street parking is expensive ($2.00 hour/meters unless you go on Sunday), so be prepared for that.

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