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An LA Ramen Newcomer Takes Over the Former East Borough Space in Culver City

Tokyo-based Ramen Bangaichi opens a second local outlet

Ramen Bangaichi
Ramen Bangaichi

Until demand slows down, Los Angeles appears on track to have a ramen joint on every corner. That includes newcomer Ramen Bangaichi, which opens in Culver City at the end of the month — and only five months after the international chain’s first Los Angeles location in Los Feliz commenced service.

Ramen Bangaichi owner Gen Tamaru took over the East Borough space, a colorful downtown Culver City restaurant that closed in 2016. The family-owned business originated in Japan with support from a decades-old ramen maestro, and expanded to places like the Philippines from there. Now it’s coming for Los Angeles in a big way, opening just a couple of blocks from a different well-known noodle name: Tentenyu Ramen.

Ramen Bangaichi’s Culver City menu will distinguish itself by being a bit more ambitious than the Los Feliz location, offering bento boxes, fried rice, and gyoza. There will also be a full bar with specialty cocktails, Japanese whiskey, and a range of sakes. Hours are slated to be 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Ramen Bangaichi
9810 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA


2012 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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