Tsujita LA Artisan Noodles
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Member Reviews (14)
- Tsujita LA Artisan NoodlesMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Feb 12, 2014
When you can get quality Japanese ramen that's comparable to the ramen shops in Japan, you KNOW they're doing something right.
Came here for lunch to try their Tsukemen. I waited hours for something similar in Japan, and waiting for 30 minutes at Tsujita isn't to bad.
To all those not liking Tsukemen. Yes this ramen is DIFFERENT from ANY RAMEN you have had in LA. The soup base has a lot of seafood flavors and is absolutely delicious with the noodles. Adding lime to the noodles also makes it even better! As the noodles are thicker and the soup is thicker, it can be a bit heavy at first, but when you add lime to the noodles, it almost became refreshing.
The only problem I have with Tsukemen is by the time you get through a little more than half way through the noodles, the soup base starts getting cold. So I asked the chef and he gave me more soup! Warmed it back up.
Another problem I had was that my egg was previously frozen. I brought it to the attention of the waiter who showed the chef and they explained to me it was probably a cold spot in the refrigerator. They immediately apologized and gave me a new egg. If you ever get a frozen egg, the white is in layers and isn't very tasty. I didn't really mind this because I ended up with an extra tasty yoke!
Don't forget the free barley water at the entrance!
And parking is valet but free in the back.Recommended for:Foodies
- Tsujita LA Artisan NoodlesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Nov 06, 2013
Showed up 15-20min before the store opened on Saturday with Steph Y. and Emily R. I think we were the third group on the sign up sheet.
The service was fast and we only waited few minutes to be seated.
I got their tsukemen and it was so fatty and flavorful. I can see why it's so popular :) As much as I love ramen, fatty broth isn't my #1. It's def the best tsukemn I ever had and I do recommend it to all the ramen enthusiasts out there. The ramen is only available for limited time everyday (?).
TIP: Best time to show up is few minutes before they open. If you show up later you will end up waiting for a very long time. I think the service is faster when you're one of the first to eat.
- Tsujita LA Artisan NoodlesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Apr 23, 2013
A whole different noodle experience! I love how al dente the noodles are and the broth you dip your noodles into is so savory and full of umami. A big plus is their perfectly cooked egg!
- Tsujita LA Artisan NoodlesMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Nov 19, 2012
The noodles are tasty - flavors are stronger and broths thicker than other tonkatsu ramen places. I thought the flavors are good but everything seems overly salty. Cash only and they only serve ramen at lunch, so catch it on a day off or show up EARLY on the weekends.
- Tsujita LA Artisan NoodlesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Nov 13, 2012
I was here only for lunch to try their noodles, which are not served at dinnertime. This place is very popular, but has only a few tables inside, so the wait was about 20-30 minutes. For lunch, they have Tsukemen, a bowl of slightly thicker noodles with a separate bowl of thick pork broth to dip the noodles in, Tonkotsu Ramen, and some rice bowls. The Tsukemen broth is very salty and quite greasy, but has a lot of flavor to it. After you finish dipping your noodles, they add hot water to the broth so it becomes more like a soup. The Tonkotsu Ramen is quite good, still a little on the saltier side, but still very flavorful.
- Tsujita LA Artisan NoodlesSep 17, 2012
NOTE: Ramen is ONLY served for lunchtime! My review is only for lunch.
This is my top ramen place in LA. The ramen is the tsukemen dip style (where noodles are cooked separately from the broth and then you dip them), which is different from the normal tonkotsu style (noodles are cooked in the broth).
Can be as long as an hour wait normally. If you have not tried, this place is worth it. A few of my friends dream about this stuff.
- Tsujita LA Artisan NoodlesSep 13, 2012
Like everyone else I was curious why there were swarms of people outside waiting for a seat on any given weekend afternoon. When I sat down I asked the waitress what the most popular ramen was and ordered that. The broth was milky and very flavorful and the noodles were delicate and you can tell they were fresh. The pork was tender and you can tell it was of high grade. This is not your ordinary watered down bowl of ramen.