Torrance is loaded with quality noodle shops, but thanks to its fatty tonkotsu broth, chewy noodles that aren't too sticky nor too slippery, and its super late closing time, Umenoya's remained a local favorite over the years. There isn't a way to take these soupy creations to-go, and they don't deliver, but the often-quiet and simple shop makes a quick stop in or a car ride over an easy sacrifice for the kick your tastebuds get from this place's notorious spice-level.
Another LA stalwart that’s been popular outside the city center since way back in 2005, Umenoya has a surprisingly diverse ramen roster, including one bowl spiked with garlic shrimp paste, though we prefer the spicy miso version. A murky orange pork broth delivers lingering kick and hosts noodles with good bite (especially if you order them “hard”), along with thin-cut pork chashu, shredded pork, a soft medium-boiled egg, crunchy cabbage and bean sprouts, minced leeks, and eye-catching chile threads.
How to order: Walk-ins only for dine in. Order for pickup or delivery via UberEats.