The Best Japanese Noodles in Los Angeles

Yamadaya | Photo by Matthew Kang

Japanese cuisine has a wide range of styles and contexts, but noodles are one area that the culture has essentially mastered. Placed in broth, dipped in sauces, tossed with every possible ingredient, these chewy strands are addictive, fun to eat, and incredibly adaptable. Los Angeles has benefited from the proliferation of Japanese cuisine, not just through sushi, but through the common comfort food that pervades the East Asian country. Much of L.A.'s Japanese cuisine finds its foundation in the South Bay, where many immigrants first arrived and set up shop. But there are also plenty of great noodle restaurants on the Westside and of course Downtown's Little Tokyo, where anything from hefty white udon noodles to umami-rich ramen and chewy soba can be enjoyed. Here's a collection of some of the best Japanese noodles around Los Angeles.

Experience Builder

2057 Sawtelle Blvd
90025 Los Angeles, CA
Moderate
18537 S Western Ave.
90248 Gardena, CA
2383 Lomita Blvd. Unit 101
90717 Lomita, CA
15030 Ventura Blvd.
91403 Sherman Oaks, CA
3760 S Centinela Ave.
90066 Los Angeles, CA
Cheap
2057 Sawtelle Blvd.
90025 Los Angeles, CA
11820 W Pico Blvd.
90064 Los Angeles, CA