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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.

1. Kai Ramen Sherman Oaks

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15030 Ventura Blvd #23
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 789-3944
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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.

2. Ramen Tatsunoya

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3440 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 522-6639
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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
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3. EAK Ramen

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7455 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 866-1866
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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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4. Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen Express

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615 N Western Ave
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.

Takeout ramen bowl from Shin Sen Gumi Express in Gardena
Shin Sen Gumi Express ramen
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5. Tsujita & Co. Noodle Production

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109 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 591-0470
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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.

6. Iki Ramen

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740 S Western Ave #116
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(424) 335-7749
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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.

7. Men Oh Tokushima Ramen

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456 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 687-8485

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

8. 9th Street Ramen

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111 W 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 628-3404
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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.

9. Killer Noodle Tsujita

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2030 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(424) 293-0474
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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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10. Jinya Ramen Bar

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2400 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 392-4466
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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.

11. Josui Ramen

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2212 Artesia Blvd ste b
Torrance, CA 90504
(310) 505-5124
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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.

12. Jidaiya Ramen Dining

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18537 S Western Ave
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 532-0999
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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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1. Kai Ramen Sherman Oaks

15030 Ventura Blvd #23, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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.

15030 Ventura Blvd #23
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

2. Ramen Tatsunoya

3440 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
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.

3440 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

3. EAK Ramen

7455 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
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.

7455 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

4. Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen Express

615 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
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.

615 N Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004

5. Tsujita & Co. Noodle Production

109 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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.

109 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

6. Iki Ramen

740 S Western Ave #116, Los Angeles, CA 90005

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.

740 S Western Ave #116
Los Angeles, CA 90005

7. Men Oh Tokushima Ramen

456 E 2nd St, 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

456 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

8. 9th Street Ramen

111 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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.

111 W 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

9. Killer Noodle Tsujita

2030 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
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.

2030 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

10. Jinya Ramen Bar

2400 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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.

2400 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

11. Josui Ramen

2212 Artesia Blvd ste b, Torrance, CA 90504

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.

2212 Artesia Blvd ste b
Torrance, CA 90504

12. Jidaiya Ramen Dining

18537 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248
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).

18537 S Western Ave
Gardena, CA 90248

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