Tsujita LA is known for their tsukemen, also known as dipping ramen because the cooked noodles are served separately from the concentrated broth and then manually dipped in as you are consuming them.
We fell in love with Tsujita’s version two years ago and haven’t yet experience any that even comes close. A lot has happened since our last visit. At the time they were only serving ramen during lunch. Now they serve it all day and opened a second location, Tsujita Annex, located literally across the street, which also serves their noodle dishes. We decided to stick to the original location for this revisit since we heard the food quality is more consistent.
This is my favorite item to get here. It’s their signature tsukemen accompanied by a soft yolk seasoned egg.
The noodles here are thick and a little wavy, which helps to catch the broth. They have a nice bounce to them too. The broth, of course, is the real star. It’s concentrated, rich, full of pork flavor with pieces of braised pork belly inside.
My only issue with the tsukemen here is that no matter how hot the broth comes out, it cools down far too quickly because of the room temperature noodles. This is the traditional way to serve it, but it doesn’t seem very practical because I can never finish my noodles before the broth gets cold and starts to congeal.
I always save the egg for last.
Look at the yolk!
Spicy Tuna Bowl
My friend also started with a spicy tuna bowl.
Overall, we had a good experience here. The noodles and broth were as I remembered and the wait time seems to have lessoned now that they are serving the noodles all day and across the street. This is one of our favorite eats in this area and Churros Calientes is just a few blocks away.
My original post can be found here.
Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle
2057 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025