PHOTO BY JAKOB LAYMAN, courtesy of SAIKAI

Saikai Ramen Bar

Los Angeles
Ramen Restaurant
Available for Delivery/Takeout

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Los Angeles
Dec 14, 2021

The 26 Most Comforting Ramen Joints in LA to Try This Winter

Tucked away in a K-Town strip mall, Saikai Ramen Bar tends to fly under the radar, but every single person who slurps down the shoyu tonkotsu (a delightful 24-hour broth filled with tender pork belly and crunchy wood ear mushrooms) can’t stop singing its praises. Run by a husband-and-wife team, the restaurant effortlessly blends traditional Japanese techniques, the couple’s Korean heritage, and seasonal California produce. Once you’ve graduated from their signature dish, try the broth-free mazemen (which includes spicy ground pork belly, umami-boosting fish powder, crunchy julienne cucumbers, and a vivid seasoned egg yolk) or the gyukotsu ramen (which gives you the option to add buttery Miyazaki A5 wagyu ribeye cap to a 36-hour beef bone marrow broth).

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