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.Read More
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
1. 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.
2. Ramen Tatsunoya
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.
3. EAK Ramen
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.
4. Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen Express
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Men Oh Tokushima Ramen
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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
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8. 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.
9. Killer Noodle Tsujita
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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
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12. Jidaiya Ramen Dining
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).