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Killer Noodle Opens on October 15 With 300 Free Ramen Bowls

The next Tsujita ramen expansion opens along Sawtelle

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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Tsujita loyalists finally have an opening date for Killer Noodle: October 15. Five months after transforming Ohana Burger space into a noodle shop, the the Tsujita ramen team is ready to bring tantanmen noodles to Sawtelle.

The Killer Noodle menu is simple, much like Tsujita’s other noodle shops that basically straddle this new one. The style is tantanmen, a Japanese interpretation of the traditional Chinese Sichuan dan dan noodle dish, with three types of tantanmen soup, or a stir fry without any broth. There aren’t many tantanmen makers in LA anymore, though restaurants like Beni Tora in Torrance and Jinya continue to produce quality versions around town.

The 70 seat Killer Noodle is Tsujita’s fourth restaurant installment on Sawtelle, after Tsujita, Tsujita Annex, and Sushi Tsujita. The group also runs The Tsujita inside the Americana at Brand, which opened last year.

It pays to show up early, as Killer Noodle will give away free Tantanmen to the first 300 customers this Sunday. Hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Closed Wednesdays.