333 S Alameda St, 3rd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
While out running around town eating ramen one day, I happened to notice a “Honda Ya Opening Soon” sign in the Mitsuwa shopping center in Little Tokyo. After hearing that it was the same owner as Honda-Ya in Tustin and Kappo Honda in Fountain Valley (my fav izakaya), I had to give the new LA location a try! Surprisingly, this new LA location was just as good as the others, if not better–and it’s only the 2nd day since opening. But being as we are Go Ramen, I’ll only be reviewing the ramen. Don’t get me wrong, the food there is great. So great that this may just turn out to be my new izakaya hangout.
Chashu-ramen: Not the best but this isn’t really a ramen joint to begin with. The soup was refreshingly satisfying and light with a good amount of flavor. The noodles were the average crinkled probably-ordered-from-one-of-those-factories kind. The toppings (chashu, menma, negi, and moyashi) were decent but the chashu was a little dry. I also may have been a bit buzzed tonight so I’m not sure if I remember the exact taste of it. Anyway, everything else was great!