Eater Los Angeles: LA’s 16 Essential Ramen Shops, Winter 2019
Los Angeles has had a long history of great ramen, but only in the past few years has the scene hit a real stride. Now the city has the highest standards of ramen anywhere, and might have some of the best standout shops in the country. Whether looking for classic tonkotsu-style broth to more innovative bowls, Los Angeles has it all. Here now, the essential ramen shops of Los Angeles, presented from north to south.
3. JINYA Ramen Bar
This Valley classic arguably helped start the LA ramen boom back in the late aughts. With an evenly balanced bowl that’s not too rich, and thin Hakata-style noodles, it’s like old faithful in the landscape of all these new shops. Jinya has a fun customizable fast casual shop in Hollywood & Highland as well.