The Best Places To Slurp Noodles For National Noodle Day

Here are the best places to slurp noodles on Friday, National Noodle Day, in L.A.!

Mian Noodles

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Mian serves up amazing Chongqing noodles, a popular dish from the Chongqing city in Sichuan, China. Simply put, “mian” means “noodle,” and that’s what you’ll get here in these authentic slurpers. Whether you’re slurping hot and sour, bean noodles, gizzard or pickled beef, bone soup noodles or seafood strings, you’re going to leave one very happy customer.
301 W Valley Blvd #114, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Marugame Monzo

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There’s always a line out the door for Marugame Monzo’s authentic, thick, rectangular, Sanuki-style Japanese udon noodles. Here you’ll slurp up udon varieties in clam, duck nanban, miso carbonara, mentai shiso and metai shiso, among others.

329 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

EAK Ramen

This Japanese cult favorite ramen chain specializes in ramen prepared with a pork and chicken broth. It is named after Iekei ramen, a style of broth that’s a blend of fatty pork-based tonkotsu and the chicken and soy-based shoyu ramen—and it’s delicious. Try the E.A.K—pork chasu, seasoned egg, spinach and nori.

7455 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Tatsu Ramen

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It’s a wonder that Tatsu isn’t located in Silicon Beach, given that its ordering system has a tech touch thanks to a customized, easy-to-use iPad. At Tatsu, corn, fresh garlic and seaweed toppings are always free, the Tonkotsu broth is made fresh everyday right in front of you and it is VERY L.A.-friendly with an option to order gluten-free AND vegetarian. What could be better?

2123 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle

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After the success of its first restaurant on Sawtelle, Tsujita opened in a big way at Rick Caruso’s Americana at Brand, serving its tonkotsu (pork broth) soup and Japanese cuisine in a glossy, stylized setting where a la carte items are also offered. Here, the ramen slowly simmers for 60 hours, giving it both a sweet and savory taste. It’s a great spot to go for a taste of true ramen (it was created with the help of the owner of Tanaka-Shoten, a famous ramen shop in Adachi, Tokyo) that also has a sense of stylized Los Angeles modernity.

2057 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025