Westchester is next in line to score its own dedicated ramen shop, with newcomer The Ramen Joint landing at 87th Street likely by early May. The unassuming 800 square foot space sits just across from the ever-popular Ayara Thai, and within shouting distance to LAX.
Previously vacant on and off for years, the space began to come to life once again in the fall of 2015 as construction crews began installing a hood and other kitchen necessities inside. Signage is now up and most of the heavy lifting has been done, including a wraparound ramen bar and sourcing their variety of handmade Japanese bowls and plates.
Per the Ramen Joint’s own Facebook page, construction delays and city snags have led to a pushed arrival (their first opening was anticipated around the turn of the new year), but ideally things should be wrapping up by the end of March in hopes of launching sometime next week or just beyond.
Owners Jimin Kim and Sandy Han say they plan to bring a variety of ramen styles (tonkotsu, shoyu chicken, and vegetarian among them) to the menu, alongside everything from gyoza and rice bowls to poke and karaage. There will be a few Korean options as well, like kimbap, bibimbap, and bulgogi bowls.
They also plan to make all of their broth in-house, rather than from concentrate, and will be using noodles from the iconic Sun Noodle.There’s no official full menu as of yet (and no alcohol service for now), but expect to find one soon. The Ramen Joint plans to open by late April or early May, with lunch and dinner hours.
The Ramen Joint
6220 W. 87th St.
Los Angeles, CA