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Takeout ramen bowl from Shin Sen Gumi Express in Gardena
Takeout ramen bowl from Shin Sen Gumi Express in Gardena
Matthew Kang

12 Best Places to Get Takeout and Delivery Ramen in LA

Ramen works surprisingly well to go, just don’t try eating it in the car

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Takeout ramen bowl from Shin Sen Gumi Express in Gardena
| Matthew Kang

Looking for a meal that’s virtually impossible to make at home during the novel coronavirus pandemic, ramen might be up there in terms of difficulty and hassle. Sometimes it’s just better to trust it to the experts to make a great bowl of hot ramen and fresh noodles. Almost every ramen shop around town is open at the moment despite closed dining rooms, a credit to ingenuity for these crucial restaurants that serve one of the world’s greatest comfort foods. Here now, where to get takeout ramen from across Los Angeles. If your favorite isn’t on this list, find them on Instagram — they’re likely offering to-go noodle bowls.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Kai Ramen Sherman Oaks

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This excellent overall ramen shop has stellar tsukemen and really solid shoyu tonkotsu-based bowls, all available for takeout and delivery. This chainlet has locations in West Hollywood, Melrose, and Downtown as well.

Ramen Tatsunoya

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With outposts in Pasadena and Silver Lake, this tonkotsu ramen specialist does takeout and delivery via Uber Eats with their own proprietary noodles and Hakata-style broth.

Tatsunoya ramen close up bowl
Tatsunoya
Tatsunoya [Official photo]

EAK Ramen

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This Melrose ramen shop might’ve had more popularity in its New York City outpost, but the centrally-located restaurant still makes Iekei-style bowls to go, melding tonkotsu and shoyu broths with tender pork chashu.

EAK Ramen
EAK Ramen
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Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen Express

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Before the pandemic, Shin-Sen-Gumi was chugging along selling made-for-takeout ramen from its unique drive-thru in Gardena restaurant. Try the spicy satsuma ramen featuring a rich chicken, pork, and seafood broth with thick noodles.

Takeout ramen bowl from Shin Sen Gumi Express in Gardena
Shin Sen Gumi Express ramen
Matthew Kang

Tsujita & Co. Noodle Production

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Tsujita’s small production facility also handles takeout and delivery at this centrally-located Fairfax storefront. The shop here sells a combination of what’s available across Tsujita’s multiple restaurants, including tsukemen, pork buns, veggie ramen, and charsiu bowls.

Iki Ramen

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Another sleeper hit ramen shop tucked away in a Koreatown strip mall, Iki serves most of its wide menu via takeout and delivery with a burnt garlic tonkotsu and a fish-laden kaisen don as highlights.

Men Oh Tokushima Ramen

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This veteran ramen shop in Little Tokyo is doing strong takeout featuring a very good spicy tonkotsu ramen topped with stir-fried pork belly, as well as very good gyoza

9th Street Ramen

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This newer entrant from chef Luke Reyes could be producing some of the most ambitious ramen in town, though sadly its dining room is closed. Anyone curious can still order the ramen to-go (plus delivery) with a chicken tori paitan bowl leading the way.

Killer Noodle Tsujita

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Tan tan men is the name of the game at Killer Noodle, which is taking online orders for pickup only in Sawtelle Japantown. Try the spicy Downtown-style with a touch of tangy vinegar and piquant sansho pepper with thick noodles, either with broth or without.

Killer Noodle
Killer Noodle
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Jinya Ramen Bar

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This chainlet has locations in Studio City, Downtown LA, Santa Monica, and Burbank with non-contact phone and online ordering options. There are numerous ramen choices here, from spicy to miso to vegan and chicken, with near complete customization.

Josui Ramen

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This unsung ramen shop serves a simple but well-executed tonkontsu ramen with miso, vegan, and tan tan men options. Chicken karaage, gyoza, and rice bowls are fine companions at this near-hidden South Bay restaurant. Both delivery and takeout are available.

Jidaiya Ramen Dining

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Another strip mall find in South Bay, Jidaiya has a wide range of ramen from miso to spicy to Tokyo-style yatai. The menu is 20% for takeout orders too for most of the menu items (with some exceptions).

Jidaiya Ramen Dining
Jidaiya
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Kai Ramen Sherman Oaks

This excellent overall ramen shop has stellar tsukemen and really solid shoyu tonkotsu-based bowls, all available for takeout and delivery. This chainlet has locations in West Hollywood, Melrose, and Downtown as well.

Ramen Tatsunoya

Tatsunoya ramen close up bowl
Tatsunoya
Tatsunoya [Official photo]

With outposts in Pasadena and Silver Lake, this tonkotsu ramen specialist does takeout and delivery via Uber Eats with their own proprietary noodles and Hakata-style broth.

Tatsunoya ramen close up bowl
Tatsunoya
Tatsunoya [Official photo]

EAK Ramen

EAK Ramen
EAK Ramen
Matthew Kang

This Melrose ramen shop might’ve had more popularity in its New York City outpost, but the centrally-located restaurant still makes Iekei-style bowls to go, melding tonkotsu and shoyu broths with tender pork chashu.

EAK Ramen
EAK Ramen
Matthew Kang

Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen Express

Takeout ramen bowl from Shin Sen Gumi Express in Gardena
Shin Sen Gumi Express ramen
Matthew Kang

Before the pandemic, Shin-Sen-Gumi was chugging along selling made-for-takeout ramen from its unique drive-thru in Gardena restaurant. Try the spicy satsuma ramen featuring a rich chicken, pork, and seafood broth with thick noodles.

Takeout ramen bowl from Shin Sen Gumi Express in Gardena
Shin Sen Gumi Express ramen
Matthew Kang

Tsujita & Co. Noodle Production

Tsujita’s small production facility also handles takeout and delivery at this centrally-located Fairfax storefront. The shop here sells a combination of what’s available across Tsujita’s multiple restaurants, including tsukemen, pork buns, veggie ramen, and charsiu bowls.

Iki Ramen

Another sleeper hit ramen shop tucked away in a Koreatown strip mall, Iki serves most of its wide menu via takeout and delivery with a burnt garlic tonkotsu and a fish-laden kaisen don as highlights.

Men Oh Tokushima Ramen

This veteran ramen shop in Little Tokyo is doing strong takeout featuring a very good spicy tonkotsu ramen topped with stir-fried pork belly, as well as very good gyoza

9th Street Ramen

This newer entrant from chef Luke Reyes could be producing some of the most ambitious ramen in town, though sadly its dining room is closed. Anyone curious can still order the ramen to-go (plus delivery) with a chicken tori paitan bowl leading the way.

Killer Noodle Tsujita

Killer Noodle
Killer Noodle
Matthew Kang

Tan tan men is the name of the game at Killer Noodle, which is taking online orders for pickup only in Sawtelle Japantown. Try the spicy Downtown-style with a touch of tangy vinegar and piquant sansho pepper with thick noodles, either with broth or without.

Killer Noodle
Killer Noodle
Matthew Kang

Jinya Ramen Bar

This chainlet has locations in Studio City, Downtown LA, Santa Monica, and Burbank with non-contact phone and online ordering options. There are numerous ramen choices here, from spicy to miso to vegan and chicken, with near complete customization.

Josui Ramen

This unsung ramen shop serves a simple but well-executed tonkontsu ramen with miso, vegan, and tan tan men options. Chicken karaage, gyoza, and rice bowls are fine companions at this near-hidden South Bay restaurant. Both delivery and takeout are available.

Jidaiya Ramen Dining

Jidaiya Ramen Dining
Jidaiya
Tommy Y./Yelp

Another strip mall find in South Bay, Jidaiya has a wide range of ramen from miso to spicy to Tokyo-style yatai. The menu is 20% for takeout orders too for most of the menu items (with some exceptions).

Jidaiya Ramen Dining
Jidaiya
Tommy Y./Yelp

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