Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle & Tsukemen

Tsujita is considered by many to be the best ramen shop in Los Angeles.  The restaurant serves a special ramen style called Tsukemen with a specialized broth called “Who Gives A Flying Fuck?”

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Tsujita has two restaurants within the same block.  One is a restaurant and the other is a noodle house.  The noodle house is the one that serves the ramen.  In addition, the large number of couples displaying PDA in the restaurant is a good indication that you’re not in the noodle house.

Anyways, I left and walked across the street. The place was packed, but there was no line outside at around 9 PM. I were seated in like 10 minutes. The wait staff gave me the menu and I wanted the Char Sui noodles. However, the waiter explained they are no longer serving it because of the shortage of pork and they use the same pork in all the ramen. I asked what’s the difference with me ordering the Char Sui versus the egg one since they use the same pork.  No response.

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Noodles

I ordered the egg one separated and it came out within a decent amount of time. I wasn’t going to hold the Char Sui issue against them but when I started eating the meal there was no pork in my broth. The picture had chunks of pork but my order had no pork. That’s like a prostitute advertising her services but won’t sleep with you when she arrived.  Talk about false advertising.

Anyways, I understand shit happens so I’m going to judge my experience based on the ramen quality. I really like the thick noodles. It had a chewy texture and quite good. The broth was really flavorful and tasty. It had a lot of garlic and the right spiciness to not be overwhelming.  My only complaint about the broth was it wasn’t hot enough.  I like my broth to be piping hot when it arrives so I could burn my tongue when I sip on it.  However, Tsujita’s broth quickly cool down when I added the ramen into it.  It’s like when a woman is attracted to a man until he opens his mouth then ruins it.

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Tsukemen’s Broth

Overall, Tsujita is a fairly good bowl of ramen even with all its quirks.  The broth was soothing and the noodle’s texture were good.  However, it’s still behind my favorite ramen shop in the States, which is Santouka.  Tsujita is like the step child. You have to love it cause you’re required to love it.

Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle
Tsukemen
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  • 6/10
    Service - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Presentation - 6/10
  • 8/10
    Flavors - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Decor - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Ambiance - 6/10
6.6/10

Summary

Tsujita is considered by many to be the best ramen shop in Los Angeles. Tsujita is a fairly good bowl of ramen even with all its quirks. The broth was soothing and the noodle’s texture were good.

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