The cloudy pork brothed ramen is taking root in Southern California. In Little Tokyo is yet another place doing it, called Daikoku. The soup broth isn’t as strong as a place like Santouka, and has some pork pieces, green onion, a marinated egg, and slices of bamboo shoots. For a few extra dollars, you can get a side dish like fried rice, oyako don, tuna bowl, etc. The ramen portion is large, and the noodle are decent, and there’s a wait to get in. The gritty: the bowl stuff isn’t exciting, and the ramen is decent, but isn’t up to the level of Santouka. You get more, but it’s just under the level. But if you want tonkotsu style ramen, and you don’t want it so strong, then this is a good place for you, but it’s definitely watered down.
327 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
11:00am to 1:00am (Mon-Sat)
12:00pm to 10:00pm(Sun)