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General Info
Japanese Noodle restaurant
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Fax: (310) 479-2231

Payment method
cash only
Price Range
$
Neighborhood
West Los Angeles
Other Email

Categories
Family Style Restaurants, Japanese Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Family Style

Price Range : Below Average

Good For Family: Yes

Wi-Fi: Free

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Good for Kids: Yes

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ieatz

10/04/2008

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Overall
Great Ramen in WLA

I've been going to Asahi Ramen for many years and it has always been consistant. They get you in and out for lunch, I only have a short time for lunch and they do a great job. The soy sauce ramen is my favorite and has had the same flavor as when I moved to Los Angeles. Not a large menu, but they do it right.

cynthiawc

01/23/2008

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Overall
Ramen in hot broth for a cold day

With so many small Japanese eateries around the area, we weren't sure if this would be another typical ramen house (same relative taste/broth for everything). When we stepped in, we were kindly greeted in Japanese by the waitress and promptly seated. I ordered the Tanmen Ramen which was stir-fry vegetables with Ramen swimming in hot soup with the choice of ground pork or chicken, and a side order of gyozas. The service was extremely fast, and the food arrived steaming in front of us- perfect for a cold day. The stir-fried veggies and meat were topped on the ramen, and were extremely fresh. The gyozas were flavorful, but not greasy. The place is clean, comfortable, and inexpensive for the portions that they serve. I barely finished half my bowl, but it doesn't detract from the delicacy of the food. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a hot bowl of ramen at a casual sit-down place. The only bad thing is that customers have to go outside and around the store to use the restroom.

mershy02

11/28/2007

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Great portions and good, clean place for awesome asian quick-dishes

Went on a late-afternoon while visiting from out of town. My sister lives close by and had always wanted to try it. We split the bowl of wonton and noodles soup, which is SO huge there's no way girls like us could eat the whole thing alone (we didn't even eat half of it and we SPLIT it!). Also got a side of fried rice which was some of the best we've had (so fresh!). Perfect place for take-out or if you're watching your budget. I love these kind of places with Asian soups and such. Really, really delisious, somewhat health-conscious and well-priced. Definately go and expect to take food home with you because the portions are HUGE!!!

jhoolko

11/19/2007

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Overall
Great option for a cold day!

This place is the BEST for a cheap dinner on a cold day. All the ramen literally steams up the windows and it gets super warm and cozy inside the tiny dining room. The bowls of ramen are absolutely gigantic, so ask for an extra bowl and share between two people. If you're hungry for more than soup, start off with an appetizer; we always get the very substantial plate of gyoza, and two people can easily eat to their content off that and a bowl of noodles. I've had the wonton and the curry ramen, and I think I liked the stronger flavor of the curry a little better, though next time I think I'll branch out and get something with more extravagant toppings. Even better than the food are the prices, last time I ate here, the total bill for two came to about 11 dollars. The inside is simple and relatively undecorated, but there's something nice and authentic about the environment that gives it a unique charm. Highly recommended!

marpop

11/18/2007

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Overall
Cheap noodles ... and lots of them!

This is THE place to go if you want to fill your belly for under $20. Super casual, super cheap and super people-watching is what you get. The classic noodle bowls are big enough for two ( the miso-flavored is the best) and the pickled cucumber appetizer gets things off to a tangy start. Drinks come in the can and the selection of Japanese magazines adds an authentic touch. Make sure to bring cash though -- no cards accepted!

gcake1105

06/03/2007

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Overall
Not worth the wait

I didn't like my ramen but only because I ordered the ramen w/ soy sauce based soup. But my boyfriend's ramen was really good. We went on a busy Saturday afternoon, it was packed and had a bit of a wait. Service is not good b.c they were so busy and place is tiny inside. Out of 3 women who worked there only 1 would help us even though the other 2 were not doing anything. Kind of annoying but if you get the kind of ramen you know you like, it's probably worth it.

epicurean247

03/08/2007

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Overall
good chicken noodle salad

ramens are average, I've had better, but I recommend their chicken noodle salad. good for cheap eats.

pinays

01/15/2007

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Overall
cheap food, mediocre service

this place is great for those rare cold nights in la. the bowls are huge and the soup is pretty good. prices range from $5.50 to $8 for their bowls of soup. however, beware if you come in around 8:30 pm for dinner because they will rush you out the door.

oprygirl

01/04/2007

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Overall
Best Ramen in Los Angeles...So far

We have been on a citywide search for good noodles in Los Angeles. Most places don't even qualify to be called noodle houses, but this one does. This place is good. They have good noodles and great service. I recommend this place. Also try their cucumber and chicken appetizer. yum.

happypants37

11/20/2006

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Overall
Best Ramen in LA!

I love this place. The prices are great, the wait staff is friendly and the portions are HUGE. The wakame ramen and mabo ramen are favorites.

nono08

11/11/2006

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Overall
Best ramen ever!!

Wakame ramen is awesome. Gyoza is always hot and tasty. Spicy cucumbers complimentary, best part of the meal.

stratosled

11/06/2006

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Overall
Good stuff!

Okay, so I'm not a big connoisseur of Japanese cuisine, but since my friend introduced me to this place some years back, I've been totally hooked. Then I brought my wife here and she got hooked. Now we're just waiting for our kid to be old enough to hold chopsticks and slurp up noodles.

The portions are immense, so either come here with a big appetite or split one up. My wife and I typically split a Wonton Ramenjust add tofu and a side of Gyoza, and even with the heartiest appetites we both end up satisfied like lions, ready to browse the cool toys next door at Giant Robot (if it's before 8pm). I think only a couple of times I went and ordered my own bowl and I couldn't finish it on my own. S'up to you!

lboverton

10/27/2006

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Overall
Good, cheap, satisfying noodle soups

OK, so I'll admit that it's not as good as a ramen shop in Tokyo, but for a westside noodle fan, it will definitely do. I advise against the chasu ramen because the meat really isn't very good so you don't really want to load up on it. The miso ramen is the richest-tasting broth, and the gyoza are fresh and well-prepared. One bowl is way more than enough for one person, though, so I usually don't have room for both soup and gyoza. It's packed on Saturday and Sunday with people who know that hot, salty soup with noodles may be the world's best hangover remedy.

puran_sugar

09/01/2006

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Overall
Great Ramen watch out for the carb count

One of the best Ramen I have tasted, and the portions are huge, good enough for 2. Fresh, simple, inexpensive and filling food, another great everyday place. Run by a group of middle aged Japanese woman that are really nice.

elizabethshelley

07/03/2006

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Overall
Huge portions for a great price!

My husband and I just moved to LA and this is one of the first places we tried and we really liked it! We ordered two bowls of soup along with potstickers and it was so good. We could not finish the bowls. Next time we will order just the stickers and one bowl of soup to share!

tabemono

05/15/2006

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Overall
Average food for an average price

I've eaten here twice and both times I have been disappointed in the ramen. I would never line up to eat here.

The cha-shu is extremely dry, not at all like the authentic cha-shu in the ramen shops in Japan. The appearance of the food is nice, but thats where the appeal ends. What I found odd was the ""no MSG added upon request"" - If the ramen was genuinely created with flavors of the ingredients in the ramen and the broth, it would not even need to be enhanced by MSG AT ALL.

Next time I'm heading to the Korean restaurant next door.

gabriel33

02/01/2006

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Overall
Excellent

Hey, I moved from Tokyo to L.A about 5 years ago. A couple months ago I was driving on Sawtelle because a friend said there were a lot of good restaurants there. I saw Asahi Ramen and went in. The place had just opened for lunch and I ordered Mabo Ramen. I came really quick and it was delicious. Also recomennded: gyoza, yakisoba, and the fried rice. Its really rare to find a restaurant here in L.A that is so cheap with good food. Be sure not to get there to late because it does get crowded later. Very authentic, Highly Recomended!!!

hanakso

10/03/2005

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Overall
Not the best, but it hit the spot

Ive had much better ramen before, but I had a craving and it hit the spot. I orderd the chashu ramen, and while they gave a lot of meat, the pork was really, really dry and lacked flavor. Actually, the broth lacked flavor as well. However, their gyoza was really yummy. The portions of the soup and the gyoza were good, and the service was great. Unfortunately, to my surprise, they didnt serve beer. In my experience, ramen and beer go together like milk and cookies. Ill probably go back again and order something different when I get my next ramen craving, but I definitely am not getting the chashu ramen ever again.

rei

04/14/2005

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Overall
Fast, cheap and tasty ramen

I recommend the miso ramen. Order a side of gyoza, too. Reminds me of the basic ramen dishes in Japan.

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