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A Popup Dining Series

In celebration of our exhibition “The Art of the Ramen Bowl”, JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles presented a delicious pop-up series that showcased the diverse flavors of Japanese ramen. From May through July 2022, guests were able to pair their visit to the exhibition with a trip to our fifth-floor restaurant space to experience the “residencies” of world-class ramen artisans.
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Tsujita Miso Ramen
Keika Ramen
Bannai Kitakata Ramen
Mengyo Ramen
Butayama Ramen
Aburado Abura soba
Machida Shoten Ramen

For approximately 14 weeks, seven different ramen concepts represented a variety of regional ramen types (including Tokyo, Kumamoto, Fukushima, and Yokohama), as well as other ramen styles popular throughout the nation. To further bring the exhibition to life, the pop-up dining space also served ramen in authentic Mino ceramic domburi bowls, similar to those that were showcased in the gallery from a region famed for its ceramics production for over 500 years.

For lunch, dinner, or an afternoon pick-me-up, it’s a rare chance to sample diverse ramen styles and deepen your understanding of a Japanese culinary tradition, all while relaxing in our re-opened restaurant space with sweeping views from Hollywood to downtown. Warning: after one bowl, you may need to return all summer long to feed your ramen obsession!

*Credit cards only; no cash sales
**This event not suitable for vegetarians and vegans
***Detailed menu, allergen list will be released two weeks prior to each pop-up
****Allergens: All ramens will contain at least include soy, wheat, egg
*****No takeout orders; no takeout containers are provided for leftovers






Miso Ramen Tsujita Miso no Sho logo

Flavor: Miso Ramen (Sweet and savory Tokyo-style miso ramen)
Restaurant: Tsujita Miso no Sho
• May 6 - 8, 2022
• May 13 - 15, 2022


Keika logo

Flavor: Keika Ta-Ro Ra-men (Rich, porky Kumamoto-style ramen)
Restaurant: Keika
• May 20 - 22, 2022
• May 27 - 29, 2022




Bannai Shokudo logo

Flavor: Kitakata Ramen (Ramen with a wide curly noodle and tender pork chashu)
Restaurant: Bannai Shokudo
• June 3 - 5, 2022
• June 10 - 12, 2022


Mengyo logo

Flavor: Seafood Ramen (Soup uses the essence of locally-sourced snapper and salmon, and the noodle is 100% millstone-ground wheat from Hokkaido.)
Restaurant: Mengyo
• June 17 - 19, 2022
• June 24 - 26, 2022




Butayama logo

Flavor: Wild Pork Mountain Ramen (New genre of ramen featuring a mountain of vegetables and unctuous pork back fat, atop wavy noodles in a rich pork soup with soy sauce, garlic, and thick-cut chashū.)
Restaurant: Butayama
• July 1 - 3, 2022
• July 8 - 10, 2022


Aburado logo

Flavor: No Soup Umami Fresh Oil Ramen
Restaurant: Aburado
• July 15 - 17, 2022


Aburado logo

Flavor: E.A.K. Ramen (Yokohama Ie-kei Ramen with thick noodles, pork, and soy sauce)
Restaurant: Machida Shoten
• July 22 - 24, 2022
• July 29 - 31, 2022

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