Monday, March 31, 2014

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



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.


Can you tell which is which?


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


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.


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.


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


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




Official Site (Los Angeles) Here

Official Site (Tokyo) Here


2057 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA

2057 Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA

Open 12-3 for lunch

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

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