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Killer Noodle Drops Some Seriously Spicy Ramen in San Gabriel Soon

The Sawtelle staple is known for bringing the heat

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A spicy bowl of noodles on a red table.
Killer Noodle
Matthew Kang
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.

Fiery Sawtelle restaurant Killer Noodle is expanding east, landing a big new corner location inside a busy strip mall in San Gabriel. Signage is already up for the project, though as of yet there is no firm timetable for opening.

Killer Noodle rose to prominence back in 2017 as a new star on the already-bustling Sawtelle Japantown stretch in West LA. The restaurant, which comes from the busy Tsujita family of Japanese restaurants, trades in tantanmen and other ramen styles, available both with or without broth and at varying levels of heat. Back in 2018, Jonathan Gold said that leaving after a particularly spicy bowl left him “floating on a sea of endorphins.”

The San Gabriel location sits just off Valley Boulevard, occupying a prominent front corner location of a multi-story strip mall near the Hilton San Gabriel in the former Ajisen Ramen, per Chinese food chronicler David Chan. The strip mall is also home to prominent restaurant Chang’An.

A new under construction location of Killer Noodle, shown from the outside looking at the papered over windows. Farley Elliott

Of course, the greater San Gabriel Valley is no stranger to spicy noodles. Mian has made a name for itself in the very same category, and is currently in its own process of heading west to a prime space in West Adams. More info on Killer Noodle’s opening as it comes.

Killer Noodle. 227 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel.

Killer Noodle

227 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, CA 91776