Last Saturday after checking out “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” at The Grove (which was funny), we were in the mood for noodles — in spite of the heat — so we headed for Daikokuya in J-town.

It was my first time there, but apparently Daikokuya is quite famous, landing on a top-five L.A. ramen shop list, which you can find in this earlier post.

We started with their gyoza, which is unique for its rectangular shape. I love gyoza, and these were good! (click to enlarge)

Of course I had to try their chahan, or fried rice. I’d rate it OK as it was a bit greasy:

And here is their ramen, called “Daikoku Ramen.” It’s a combination of tonkotsu (pork-based soup) and shoyu. It was good!

Overall, I would recommend Daikokuya, with the only downside being that you have to be prepared to wait at least 15 minutes (or longer) for a seat.

327 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-1680


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