My friend had been telling me how this was his favorite Ramen place in LA, so of course I was hankering to try it.
the ramen bar
We came here last night around 6:30 pm and there was no wait. Sat down at a communal table and started perusing the menu. I was a bit confused as to how to order the Ramen, since there were all these add ons. I guess the ramen comes with green onions, ginger and some pork char siu, but you can add veggies and other stuff to it for $1 or so more PER item.
My daughter had the kids meal for $5 which came with half an order of ramen, 3 gyozas, small ball of rice, orange, Yakult, and a lollipop. It was cute presentation wise, but very small. This is definitely a meal for someone under the age of 5.
I had ramen ($6.95) with medium oil, soft texture, medium soup base and added spinach and bamboo at $1 extra per veggie. So, really my ramen was $8.95. If you think about it, the ramen here isn't that cheap considering it just really comes with noodles and pork. However, I must say, that damn broth was pretty addicting! I slurped it all up!
My buddy had the ramen with a side of hot satay sauce that cost $1.
We also ordered a side of 6 gyozas for the 3 of us. OMG. They were the smallest gyoza ever! I think we were pretty disappointed. Tasty, but way to tiny.
Overall, Hakata has really good broth, but I'm still on my best ramen in LA quest.
Dinner for 3 was $33 after tax and tip. And this place was loud as fck! Every time someone came in, they would yell something and also when they left. Too bad we had no idea what they were saying.
2015 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247