E.A.K. Ramen Melrose
7455 Melrose Ave (Vista and Melrose)
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Named for the style of ramen it serves, E.A.K. Ramen is a West Hollywood storefront for an experience in iekei-style cuisine. Iekei -- a style not often seen outside of Japan -- features straight, thick noodles as opposed to the familiar thin, curly variety found in many ramen shops. The broth, almost creamy in texture, is flavored with pork bones and soy, and is a cross between tonkotsu and shoyu broths -- a hybrid of Eastern and Western styles. E.A.K. is serving up rich, under-the-radar ramen on Melrose, and its signature bowls are not for the faint of heart.