Tsujita LA

Tsujita LA is known as “one of the best” places to get ramen in Los Angeles. Their most popular dish is tsukemen, a type of Japanese ramen that consists of dipping the noodles into a separate bowl of soup.

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This review is solely on their tsukemen. All I can say is that it does not live up to the hype because despite the rave reviews, I was quite disappointed in this place. It was my first time seeing lime being served with ramen, but I believe it’s supposed to help counter the fattiness of the broth. But even taking into account that the broth for tsukemen is supposed to be more rich and salty than that of traditional ramen, the broth here was wayyy too salty and heavy. I’m aware that you can ask for it to be diluted, but I really think they should dilute their whole recipe for the sake of everyone’s health. The broth was also served lukewarm, and since the noodles are cold, the whole dish cooled down pretty fast. I prefer ramen that remains warm for at least most of the meal! However, one thing I did like was the texture of the noodles because they were perfectly springy and chewy.

Summary: GREAT noodles but meh broth.

If I ever come back here, I’ll definitely be trying their traditional ramen instead of their tsukemen. If you go, this place is very popular but small, so be prepared for a long wait and make sure to have cash because it’s cash only!


Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle
2057 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

4 comments

  1. I’ve never tried tsukemen before. I love ramen, but don’t have it often enough to try something else when we go to the ramen shop. It does sound disappointing that the sauce was lukewarm though. Is that unusual?

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    1. Since the noodles are served cold, the soup should be hot. Although it’s a dish made to have when you don’t want super hot ramen (especially in the summer), you should still get the warm soothing flavor of ramen by the time the dipped noodles reach your mouth. The warmth also makes it easier to taste the broth! If you like the idea of dipping noodles, you should try it when you see it sometime because as popular as it is in Japan, not many places outside of the country offer it ^__^

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