It's back again. Last year, Weekly LaLaLa, a Japanese-language publication, announced a city-wide deal that offers 50% off ramen in places like Shin Sen Gumi, Daikokuya, and more. Now LA Magazine reports that the special is back, though with some newer spots like Urban Ramen in Hollywood, Top N One in Westwood, and Pingtung on Melrose. All you have to do is buy the $2 pass on their website and go to the appropriate discount spots at the right time (conditions are clearly laid out).
So bowls normally costing $13 might run $6.50 (the Hakata classic from Urban Ramen) or the Hakata ramen from Shin Sen Gumi might run a paltry $3.50 during 3 to 6 p.m. on select days.
Other participants this year include Ramen Yukinoya in Monterey Park, Suehiro in Little Tokyo, Ebaes near USC, Tonta in Hacienda Heights, and Kosuke in Alhambra. Too bad top spots like Tsujita and Jinya aren't offering the discount (perhaps they don't have to), but it's still a solid opportunity to get a hot bowl of noodles while the weather cools down in Southern California. The specials even extend down to Orange County and San Diego, if those locales are on the radar these holidays.