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Dosanko Larmen, A Prolific Japanese Ramen Joint, Takes Over Ramen-ya in West LA

The Sawtelle-adjacent ramen shop touts some of the best Sapporo-style noodles in LA

Dosanko Larmen, Sawtelle
Dosanko Larmen, Sawtelle
Midtown Lunch
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

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 It's now been replaced by Dosanko Larmen, a very old string of Japanese noodle shops that actually debuted in Manhattan back in 2006, only to close a few years later.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.

Dosanko Larmen
11555 Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA