Kai’s black ramen features a nutty black garlic oil floating in flavorful salt-based pork broth that cooks for 12 hours and co-stars sticky flavored egg, crispy onions, crunchy marinated bean sprouts, and if you prefer, “jumbo noodles'' versus their thinner default pasta strands. Red is spicier and white incorporates corn and butter. Chef Tomo Nishimura honors his son with this dragon-themed ramen bar that started in Alhambra and also operates in Arcadia, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, and West Hollywood—with locations opening soon in Koreatown and Playa Vista.
How to order: Walk-ins only for dine in. Order for pickup or delivery via UberEats and other apps.