314 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA, USA
Koraku Los Angeles Reviews
Feb 07, 2008
This is a really great "cheap eats" place located in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles. The menu is filled with ramen, fried rice, japanese appetizers (mostly fried stuff), etc. - all at relatively affordable prices (for example, $8 for an immense bowl of ramen); but I mainly come here for one kind of ramen - the tonkatsu moyashi ramen - wonderfully textured ramen noodles (with the perfect amount of spring and bounce) swimming in a rich, yet simple pork broth, complimented with just a few pork slices and bean sprouts, so as not to take attention away from the amazing broth and noodles... mmmm.... it's perfect on a chilly day, or a late night of drinking and partying. The service is very friendly and efficient.
Bonus - there's a pinkberry a few doors down so you can warm up your belly and then go cool it down with refreshingly tart yogurt and fresh fruit. (alternatively there's a mochi store nearby that also sells gelato, mochi ice cream, etc. - my dad adores this store - really one of few places in LA were you can get fresh mochi desserts).
Part of the Martinikitty's Guide to Dining & Drinking in LA! travel blog
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