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Arcadia’s Newest Ode to Ramen Is a High-Volume Beauty

Inside Tengoku Ramen Bar, dishing noodles right this very second

Tengoku Ramen Bar, Arcadia
Wonho Frank Lee
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Step inside the beautiful new Tengoku Ramen Bar, open right this very second in Arcadia. Already a haven for the noodle-obsessed, this new soon-to-be neighborhood staple is putting a fresh, design-forward spin on the traditional ramen restaurant.

The beautiful David Chun-designed space carries the same look and feel as more upscale sit-down establishments in town like Jon & Vinny’s, but with a fast casual backbone built on bowls of hearty soup.

The restaurant is the brainchild of the Kaizen Dining Group, those folks behind the Kabuki chain of restaurants. The idea with Tengoku is to upgrade the quality of San Gabriel Valley ramen with no MSG and that all-important slow cooking broth. Shio, miso, tonkotsu, and tsukemen ramen is all available, along with small starters and lots of beer and sake. The full menu is below.

Tengoku Ramen Bar officially opened yesterday in Arcadia, keeping daily hours starting at 11 a.m. and running until 10 p.m. weeknights, 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Tengoku Ramen Bar
815 W. Naomi Ave.
Arcadia, CA