The old Ramen-ya seemed to languish despite a boom in ramen shops opening along Sawtelle Blvd. It's now been replaced by Dosanko Larmen, a very old string of Japanese noodle shops that actually debuted in Manhattan back in 2006, only to close a few years later.
Midtown Lunch reports that Dosanko Larmen slipped into Ramen-ya just recently, serving Sapporo-style ramen laden with white miso, ground pork, and ginger. The highly-customizable bowls won't necessarily dislodge Tsujita for hardcore noodle fiends, but it's still a welcome concept for the crowded dining neighborhood.
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