Breaking Ramen News: Daikokuya opening in Monterey Park!

111 N. Atlantic Blvd. #241
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(626) 570-1930
Atlantic Place Shopping Center

I heard from this guy and this kid that a new Daikokuya is opening in Monterey Park so I decided to get in my car and scope out the location. Sure enough, a peek inside #241 revealed the makings of a classic Daikokuya. For you locals, it’ll be taking over the old Genki Sushi Japanese Fusion spot and is in the same center as Shin-Sen-Gumi. Opening is scheduled for sometime in mid-February so hopefully we won’t have to wait much longer. Until then, here are some sneak peaks of the inside.


I love the old-Japan decor. It really makes you feel like you’re travelling back in time.


From the looks of it, they should make their scheduled opening. I’ll try to give them a call soon to see if we can get an exact date.

16 Replies to “Breaking Ramen News: Daikokuya opening in Monterey Park!”

  1. Sweet! I might go check it out tonight before bball, but we should definitely try to get everyone together this weekend. What do you think?

  2. Exciting news!!!They have their soft opening day!!! They supposedly ran out of noodles by mid evening and was jam packed. Dude, let’s hit this thing. Wake Edjusted up and let’s go there soon!

  3. Everyone’s disappeared! Keizo thanks for checking again. I stopped by this afternoon and a Daikokuya guy told me they would be opening on Monday. No clue why the change.

  4. So I went to go check it out tonight and got excited cuz the place was packed! But when I tried to walk in, I was denied entry and told that tonight’s soft opening was by “invitation only.” Zannen. So I guess Friday will be the official opening. Shall we try to meet up this weekend?

  5. Thanks IEATRAMEN! That’s great news! So is anyone down to go to the soft opening tomorrow? Otherwise we can try this weekend.

  6. Love the Ramen Blog! Just stopped by today and the door was opened, but they were still setting up. The guy said they were trying to soft open tomorrow 2/18/09 at 6:30 pm, but for sure would be open by Friday. Just passing along info…

  7. Open, open, open. Remember that Mervyn’s commercial? I think we should all just hang out in front until they let us in. haha.Hey Fat Ghost, thanks for checking last week. I might try to stop by today and see how they’re progressing.

  8. Hello Keizo! Thanks for the invite. Thanks also for mentioning my blog in your post. I would be honored to join you guys! I haven’t heard anything new about the opening date, but I just stopped by the restaurant to check things out. There was a guy in there wearing a Daikokuya shirt. Looked like he was working on setting stuff up because it was kinda messy. I tried going in, but it was locked. Also tried knocking on the door, but I think the guy pretended not to hear me haha.

  9. When the Costa Mesa location had their soft opening, the cashier was telling me that the owner actually goes to Japan to buy all the decorations. I like the vintage look too.Seems like this is gonna be one heck of a grand opening if all these people are going! haha. I’d love to join if I can!

  10. Oooh I want to join too! I have yet to dine with the almight Ramen Master… Keizo ^_^ Hope you have a great weekend!

  11. When are they going to build one in the other valley? Answer:neverOn a side note, since we’re all so damn excited about this going down, why don’t we bond together and relieve them of noodles once they open?

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