The Best Ramen in Los Angeles

Los Angeles shares a Pacific Rim setting with Japan, making the two incredible culinary destinations sort-of like neighbors. According to many, the best ramen in Los Angeles even rivals the beloved noodle soup's ancestral homeland. Plus, preparing ramen for Californians allows chefs to re-imagine traditional ramens in countless contemporary incarnations. But where do the savviest foodies dine out when they demand no less than the best ramen in Los Angeles? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We used data covering thousands of restaurants to discover the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, experienced ramen-eaters. Check out the list and grab a table – plus chopsticks and a spoon – and get ready to slurp.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Sushi Roku - Pasadena, Gyu-Kaku - Los Angeles, CA | Pico, Manpuku Japanese BBQ Dining - West Hollywood/W.3rd
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Sushi, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Pasadena, West Los Angeles, West Hollywood
Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM

Sushi Roku - Pasadena

1,097 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

At Sushi Roku in Pasadena, the décor is chic and modern and the cuisine innovative, globally influenced versions of Japanese favorites. Along with top-quality classic and creative sushi, the menu offe...

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Best Ambiance in Pasadena / San Gabriel

Gyu-Kaku - Los Angeles, CA | Pico

West Los Angeles
129 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual

The popular chain of Japanese restaurants Gyu-Kaku brings its signature dishes to Westside diners at its Pico Boulevard venue, open seven days for lunch and dinner. It also hosts a brunch on weekends,...

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Neighborhood Gem in Los Angeles

Manpuku Japanese BBQ Dining - West Hollywood/W.3rd

West Hollywood
135 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun

Diners at Manpuku Tokyo BBQ enjoy a choice of a la carte or four-course set menus, which are mostly a showcase for yakiniku, Japanese-style grilled meat, seafood and vegetables. The restaurant started...

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Japanese in Los Angeles