E.A.K. RAMEN

4.6
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E.A.K. Ramen aka Machida Shoten in Japan, started back in 2008 in Machida City, Japan. This was our first shop to fulfill our goal to spread the IEKEI style of ramen to the world. Our purpose was to be a shop that is loved by everyone, but especially locals. We wanted to provide the best possible ramen, service and atmosphere to our neighbors. With this in mind, we started our mission to spread IEKEI to the world. (Photo of original shop in Japan or some major shops) Currently, we operate throughout Japan, Asia and parts of Europe. After capturing a major part of Japan, we decided the time was right to cross over the Pacific and enter the US market.
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LaurelCanyonGuy
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The outdoor patio is pleasant and uncrowded, though most of the tables and seating is in a covered area which is ventilated by fans that are not always turned on. The service was friendly and attentive.
We ordered several small items.
The stir fried eggplant was excellent in every way.
The green salad was fine though the dressing had sesame in it and I found it mildly unpleasant (but if you like sesame dressing it would be fine.)
Agedashi tofu was decent though not quite as good as we have had elsewhere.
My companion had the salmon avocado rice bowl and liked it very much.
I had the tofu karaage, which the menu describes as having an "unimaginable" texture; I found the texture somewhat mealy, though the flavor was good.
On the other hand Spicy menma had a nice texture but I found the flavor a bit off.
I've had ramen here in the past and it's really good; I think I will stick with the ramen in the future.
Overall a pleasant and uncrowded spot to eat in the heart of Melrose.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Ramen was good. Service could of just been having an off day it was rough.

KM
vipKellyM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is sooo underrated. They have the best happy hour till 7pm. Which includes 30% off your bill if you dine in. Their food is so fire and the ramen is the best I’ve ever had! Also, their service is so attentive and they make you feel like family. Love, love, love this place!!!!!

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KAZU
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place . This Ramen Taste is real Japanese Ramen taste! and one of server name of Yusuke, his service is amazing. We definitely will come back soon and want to recommend all of my friends 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent service - wonderful food - and very safe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great coronavirus experience. Made me feel safe, plenty of distancing and they took guest temperatures. As always, the ramen was top notch. Love the Oh So Hot.

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AnjaP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and COVID procedures were perfect! Only downside is how loud Melrose is outside (a lot of insecure guys revving their engines really loudly down the street). I will still definitely go back, though!

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Myah
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love coming here! It’s mine and my boyfriend’s go-to ramen place. The food is excellent and so are the humans working here. Everyone is nice and we are always thanked for coming to dine. We are kind of regulars now so we’ve been remembered which feels so nice :) I always have a lovely time when I come!

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FrankieB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful ramen. If you're looking for rich, filling ramen this is the perfect place. Add one of the spiced eggs to your ramen, they're the type of thing I'll remember and crave for years.

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Maggie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ordered Spicy Miso Ramen which was pretty good. Our waitress was attentive as well. Overall a great experience and one carafe of hot sake for $5 only certainly added extra points!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent vegan choice

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vipDollaYo
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best Ramen in Los Angeles. This time I tried the spinach noodles, they were really good. Totally worth trying. Also their appetizers are great. Really nice staff. The only reason they didn’t get a five star for ambience is they use a very strong smelling spray to clean the tables. It’s so strong you can practically taste it sometimes if it’s a table they just clean next to you.
Everyone there is great however, I totally recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was the second time I got their mushroom ramen! It’s got great flavor and so filling! Most places only have pork based, so I appreciate their veggie options.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday meal. My son enjoyed it and the music in the space was excellent. Food was superb

FAQs

E.A.K. RAMEN does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. E.A.K. RAMEN also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 925-1753.

E.A.K. RAMEN is rated 4.6 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.