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Slurpin' Ramen Bar
Slurpin' Ramen Bar

Slurpin' Ramen Bar

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Japanese, Ramen
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3500 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 388-8607
https://www.facebook.com/slurpinramen/
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For one thing, it's located in Koreatown....another thing, it's named "Slurpin." With Little Tokyo nearby, that's certainly a recipe for disaster, but well, I was pretty satisfied ... Read more
with this spot. The shopping plaza here is packed, and it's almost always gonna be valet parking. Interior surprisingly works. They keep it all dark wood themed with strangely placed diagonal tables. Tables along the wall insure that there's plentiful seating with minimal wait. It's not your traditional ramen bar by any means, but it just works. -=-Ramen-=- I'm not sure how much fatty pork mattered here. A person that ordered regular pork, got as many fatty slices. Crushed garlic as a topping is always a must for me. Egg was nicely soft boiled. Always order egg here. The broth was the best part. It's meaty hearty. They don't mess around with spicy, so be conservative if you are sensitive. Umami sauce as a dollar option was interesting. It's a super flavor kick that resembles a sate paste. It definitely made everything saltier and spicier so be warned. -=-Fried Rice-=- It wasn't mind blowing, but it was a good side. I definitely enjoyed this more than the gyoza. -=-Gyoza-=- same old gyoza. Nothing special. Comes with sauce.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I always forget where I have had the most amazing broth. When you see me drinking it, that’s one of the good ones. Rare oddity but it does happen. I like the corn and the egg is done well. Extra green onions puts a little color in my bowl. Noodles are cooked to that chewy consistency that I like. Not quite al dente but not cooked through until mush.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Pretty good ramen in my opinion. The parking and getting there is a little hard since the parking lot is so small. They give you two free toppings if you checkin using your social media.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Since moving to KTown, it's taken just about every once of willpower to not go out every night and try and all the best eats. Here's no exception.

A solid ramen joint in the heart of Ktown, this will satisfy your crave for it. Staff and management and super friendly and most importantly if you're into beats, these guys have the perfect playlist to keep you neck snappin all the way through your meal.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This ramen shop is a suprise find jn ktown. Their signature house slurpin ramen is very creamy. Pork were tender and good portion size cut. The noodle is good but can be better. Price is fair, the seevice js excellent.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This is a trendy little ramen spot in Koreatown with shared communal tables. They offer two types of broths: a pork Tonkatsu and a vegetarian base. You can select your choice of meat and toppings to customize your own ramen bowl. I ordered the Tonkatsu ramen with chashu and was very pleased with it! The savory soup was deliciously cooked, with the expected opaque color but it was surprisingly not oily like most ramen soups. The ramen noodles were perfectly textured and the meat was tender. Service was awesome, too. I would definitely come back again.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

We came here when we exhausted our options of things to eat and decided that this would be the place we'd eat. I didn't have high hopes for Slurpin Ramen Bar but they surpassed my expectations and I can truthfully say I'd come back.

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Milpitas, California, USA

The ramen broth is super porky, so if you like porky this would be a great place for you. The Tsukemen broth tasted a bit diluted and was not hot enough even when it first came out. My favorite is the karaage here, must try!! Oh and for ramen in general, you must must must have or add a soft-boiled egg!!!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

For one thing, it's located in Koreatown....another thing, it's named "Slurpin." With Little Tokyo nearby, that's certainly a recipe for disaster, but well, I was pretty satisfied with this spot. The shopping plaza here is packed, and it's almost always gonna be valet parking. Interior surprisingly works. They keep it all dark wood themed with strangely placed diagonal tables. Tables along the wall insure that there's plentiful seating with minimal wait. It's not your traditional ramen bar by any means, but it just works.

-=-Ramen-=- I'm not sure how much fatty pork mattered here. A person that ordered regular pork, got as many fatty slices. Crushed garlic as a topping is always a must for me. Egg was nicely soft boiled. Always order egg here. The broth was the best part. It's meaty hearty. They don't mess around with spicy, so be conservative if you are sensitive. Umami sauce as a dollar option was interesting. It's a super flavor kick that resembles a sate paste. It definitely made everything saltier and spicier so be warned.

-=-Fried Rice-=- It wasn't mind blowing, but it was a good side. I definitely enjoyed this more than the gyoza.

-=-Gyoza-=- same old gyoza. Nothing special. Comes with sauce.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I've been here 3 times and I actually like this place. I love fried rice here. Tsukemen and ramen are good, too. They also offers facebook and yelp deals, the service is always good, too. If you want good ramen in Ktown, this is the place to go.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Came here on a Sunday afternoon to get some lunch and was very satisfied.

I ordered the small bowl (they have small and regular sizes ) and it was more than enough. I ordered the chasu (they have chicken, fatty pork or chasu) with spiciness level 2 (not very spicy at all and their spiciness level ranges from 0-3) and checked in to get my two additional toppings. Don't forget to check in! You can either get two additional toppings or a free drink.

Parking is meh. They have a lot which is usually always full or you can try to find street parking.

I wouldn't say it's as good as the places in little tokyo but a nice substitute.

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It may be in the food court of an all Korean 3 story mall in K-town (The Koreatown Plaza, which really is a 3 story enclosed mall, that is all Korean or mostly, with some other Asian little businesses), but this place is Japanese owned/operated.

However, since this is K-Town, in the heart of LA where in this county alone lives over 100K Koreans, the ramen offerings have the spice levels Koreans could appreciated more than Japanese, namely:

-1 = Mild
0 = Spicy
1 = Very Spicy
2 = Very, Very Spicy
3 = I don't recall what this is called, but think HOT HOT HOT!
4 = Forgot this one too, maybe something like FIre House, or 911! It's flaming!
5 = "At your own risk"

You get a choice of any spice level, with a choice of 4 broths:
Tonkatsu (pork), Shio (salt) Shoyu (soy sauce) and Spicy Miso. Correction, you can't choose all the spicy levels for the Salt broth.

The combo lunches are fricking huge! Sugoi yo! Honto ni desuyo!

I tried the Tonkatsu ramen combo, with side heaping bowl of Mabo Tofu (spicy tofu and ground meat) and a small appetizer cup of Kimchi, and my buddy had Spicy Miso combo with Ume (salted plum) rice and kimchi. (see pics!)

I had the Very Spicy (#1) and it was pretty spicy for me, one who doesn't mind Spicy that much. My buddy had the Very Very Spicy (2) and he was sweating and coughing from time to time from the heat accumulated in him.

It is located in the 1st floor food court, where, like most other run of the mill malls, they have several small food vendors to choose from.

I wasn't expecting much, being that I wanted Ramen in a Korean Mall, but this place had friendly, good food! Oishikatta!

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San Francisco, California, USA

Ramen, Noodles

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Local from Los Angeles

great noodles, solid service, great choice of add ons, and good atmosphere

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