Ramen Nagi follows in a long tradition of Japanese ramen chains opening stateside to huge fanfare. Although the restaurant just opened its first splashy SoCal outpost at Westfield Century City, it’s already attracted long lines of diners eager to try its bold broths, juicy chashu slices, and creative flavor combos—like the Green King (basil, olive, and grated parmesan cheese) and Black King (blackened garlic, calamari ink, and black sesame). The detailed level of customization is a plus; you’re asked to choose the size and firmness of your noodles and your desired amount of oil, salt, and garlic, as well as add on any number of appealing toppings. Pro tip: The well-marinated egg with a gooey golden yolk is an absolute must.
How to order: Dine-in only.