Monday, March 31, 2014

ロサンゼルスのつじ田 (東京も) Tsujita LA (and Tokyo)

つじ田

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Tsujita is the Los Angeles shop that finally brought a solid bowl to Southern California. At least that is what my California ramen otaku friends all say. Here is a quick side-by-side comparison of the branch in LA and the branch in Kojimachi.

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Can you tell which is which?

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Very different tastes. Expect heavier dried fish flavors in Tokyo, while the LA version was doing more with the pork.

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The line in LA can be much longer, though that might just be a cultural thing. The 99% salaryman crowd in Kojimachi didn't linger with their bowls. The hip, LA crowd sat around for a while, ate half a bowl, and took the rest to go.

Yeah, you can get a ramen doggy bag at the LA shop.

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Short review? Yep. The ramen scene in LA is still small. You should go if you live out there. This is a must-slurp bowl, at least until something better comes along.

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The Tokyo branch, not so much. Very run of the mill, in my opinion, though the general consensus is positive.

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Thank you for not calling tsukemen by the oft used "dip noodle" moniker.

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Official Site (Los Angeles) Here

Official Site (Tokyo) Here

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2057 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA

2057 Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA

Open 12-3 for lunch



東京都千代田区平河町1-4-11
Tokyo, Chioda-ku, Hirakawacho 1-4-11
Closest station: Kojimachi

Open 11:00-15:30, 17:00-21:30
Saturday 11:00-20:00
Closed Sundays