327 E 1st St Los AngelesCA90012
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Daikokuya is a Ramen, Sushi, and American restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal, paid less than $10, and tipped between 15% to 18%.
by menuism on February 06, 2016 from menuism


Where to Sit:
Although it's lucky enough to get any seat, try to avoid the counter right next to the grill--the fumes can get gross and irritating.
by Citysearch on April 21, 2009 from Citysearch
The Extras:
On Sundays, the restaurant is open only until their soup is gone, so come early in the day.
by Citysearch on April 21, 2009 from Citysearch

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Downgraded to a 'C' by the health department:
The food was good in the past, but I won't be back until they get a better grade.
by npiunwreig on August 20, 2008
Best ramen in LA.:
The roasted pork is so tender it melts in your mouth.
by tngo on March 23, 2007

Editorial Reviews

Daikokuya Restaurant Review:
Little Tokyo's popular Daikokuya occupies the former Ramen Jinya space on Sawtelle. Expect tonkotsu ramen, rice bowls and small Japanese plates. Also located at 327 E. First St., Los Angeles, 90012.
by gayot on October 03, 2017 from gayot
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by eater on May 22, 2014 from eater
"Warm, bouncy noodles" and "rich", "flavorful broth" "make all the difference" for the "superior ramen" at this affordable chainlet of Japanese "greasy spoons"; there's "minimal service, little capacity and long lines", but "is it worth it? – absolutely."
by zagat on January 21, 2014 from zagat
Lunch at Daikokuya; Mercado on W. 3rd Opens Sept 4:
WEST LA— Sawtelle newbie Daikokuya started soft serving lunch two days ago. Sure there's the tried and true ramen, but Midtown Lunch is especially keen on the rice bowls and also wonders who will now have the longest lunch line: Tatsu, Tsujita or Annex? [Midtown Lunch]

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by eater on August 22, 2013 from eater

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by menuism on February 06, 2016 from menuism