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Tsujita L.A., Los Angeles

At a corner in sawtelle, there was this ramen shop, a branch of Nidaime Tsujita, that was renovating for a couple of months before finally opening in September 2011. They already had multiple locations in Japan and was breaking into the US market. However, they didn’t start serving ramen for lunch till late October 2011. I remembered reading somewhere that the owner Takehiro Tsujita didn’t want to serve ramen till his staff mastered the skill. I have walked past the restaurant countless times and never had a chance to try the ramen there as it gets really busy during lunch. So one fine friday afternoon, me, A and B decided to take a trip to Tsujita L.A. for ramen. We had conversations from last quarter that we should find a day and grab ramen together somewhere since A was a huge ramen fan.

Tsujita LA
Char-Siu Tsukemen
Tsukemen topped with slices of roasted pork

From what I read, tsukemen, means dipping noodles. Noodles are served cold with dipping soup and toppings on the side. According to the menu, the tonkotsu soup is simmer for 60 hours and seafood is added for sweetness and thick tastiness. There was even an instruction on how to eat it. You are supposed to eat the first one third of the noodles with the dipping broth, the next one third with the black shichimi (black seven flavor chili pepper) and finally with a squeeze of lime with the remaining one third. The waitress will then add hot water into the dipping sauce to make it like a soup. The Char-Siu Tsukemen was really good and totally worth a try. Soup was thicker than regular ramen soup and the noodles also tasted chewier than regular ramen. Its also not the usual ramen where the noodles is served with the soup. A ordered a Tsukemen and B had a Char-Siu Ramen. Will definitely come back another day to try the Char-Siu Ramen which looked really yummy as well. On a side note, ramen is served exclusively during lunch hours.

Tsujita LA / Artisan Noodle
2057 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: (310) 231-7373
Opening Hours:
6:00pm – 12:00pm
Reservation For Dinner.
11:00am – 3:30pm
Artisan Noodle Open 7Days

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