A great spot would be in the San Jose / Sunnyvale / Cupertino area. There is a Santouka in the Mitsuya market with long lines, but a Daikokuya could easily open in another part of town and be just as busy/popular. There is much customer demand here for great Asian food - particularly Ramen. Many tech companies around and workers looking for lunch/dinner.
Boston please! I miss your ramen so much!
Please come to Orange county!
Fullerton/Anaheim/Orange! lots of hot spot in this area, would love to see one here
Please open one in vegas
I love the food and ramen .I like Daikokuya very good!
Would really love for Daikokuya to open a branch here in San Diego PLEASE!
We really need a decent Ramen place here in San Francisco! Daikokuya would have a huge following and no competition.
We really need a decent Ramen place here! Daikokuya would have a huge following and no competition.
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Valencia!!! There is not one single ramen place. You would have the whole Santa Clarita Valley to yourself. There have been many times that my wife and I crave ramen and we have to drive down to the San Fernando Valley or West L.A. area.
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Riverside, near UCR. UCR has an incredibly robust Asian student population there isn't a ramen shop for at least 40 minutes with no traffic. First to open a good ramen shop here will make a killing, seriously.
Riverside County/Inland Empire!! As someone else mentioned, there are NO other places to get ramen out here. The closest ones are 30~40 minutes away. I know a LOT of people who would be happy and regular customers if we had a ramen place closer to the I.E.
Cerritos! We need a good ramen place. It's close to OC, LB, South Bay, and LA.
Cerritos has a ton of asians who would go crazy if you opened a store here! And we are sufficiently far away from your other franchises that we wouldn't be cannibalizing their business while close enough so most of us have heard about it/tried it and are dying for our next fix!
I think there is only one other 'ramen place'- and it doesn't even specialize in ramen- in the area!
Open one in Torrance!!! :)
Sherman Oaks or Studio City. This place is full of actors and foodies and I have tried tons of ramen places around here and none even come close. Studio city has a great night life and if you opened on Ventura Blvd., I am sure you would have loads of customers :)
Irvine would be an idea place. There is a large asian population here. I was sadden that the Costa Mesa location closed down.
Seattle please, you won't regret it.
San Francisco Please!!! I know LA west is the top right now. But since there's already one in LA. What about open one in SF instead????
Phoenix, AZ would love a Daikokuya! We have few places that serve Ramen and those that do lack your rich delicious broth! Please consider us. ~ Onegaishimasu~
Pasadena despite need one, got only 1 ramen place that is thai.
HOUSTON PLEASE!!! I've only been to LA once, but I live in Houston. I'd go there as often as I could
YOUR RAMEN IS A FLAVA BOMB!
Bring one to Las Vegas, please! You can rule the Spring Mountain Road (Little Asia) area in no time! We love our Japanese food here and you guys take it to a whole different level!
I had to move away from Los Angeles for a job on the East Coast. There's NO good, authentic ramenya here. Please!!! Come to the East Coast! Whether you choose New York City, Boston, or Washington, D.C., I'll drive anywhere!! California is so lucky to have you, and I miss you terribly. I definitely second the D.C. vote.
I would love to have it in D.C
San Francisco / Silicon Valley. All the techies around here would gladly spend money for a hearty bowl of Daikokuya Ramen.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - San Francisco should be the next location.
Pasadena desperate need one, tired of crap jap food in pasadena.
As an ex-Angelino living in SD now, I would vote for expansion at least 1 hour driving outside of closest store. Personally, I would love it in SD. But on a buisness standpoint it HAS to be in Las Vegas...no doubt. My ranking: 1) LV 2) SD 3) Torrance/South Bay 4) Valley 5) Da Empire 6) Ventura
visitor from San Antonio Tx. Absolutely the best ever!!!! Open one in San Antonio, you'd make a fortune. Nothing like that here, Would knock the socks off of everyone. Too many tacos, no noodles! That broth is like a bowl of heaven. Never had anything like it.
Please consider a place outside of Weirdafornication. Not everyone who likes noodles lives in Granolaland.
My favorite place in the whole world!! Open one up in Boston or New York City! Share the wonderful food with the east coast!
dude open it up on venture and keep it open until 4 am!
I love your ramen so much, but I am all the way out in San Bernardino. I get these wierd cravings for your ramen, but there is nothing out here that can compare to the delicious taste of your ramen. Please oh please build one out in San Bernardino soon.
The Inland Empire has NO ramenya's at all. From Riverside to LA, Torrance, or Costa Mesa is about 40 miles. If you come to West Riverside, you will be the only ramenya out here and all my friends and I won't have to make field trips...
Anyone craving good ramen in West LA that doesn't want to drive out to Little Tokyo for Daikokuya should check out Santouka inside Mitsuwa on the east side of Centinela just north of Venice... would definitely welcome a Daikokuya as a worth challenger/alternative tho!
San Diego! I'm with the other Brian above, I drive to LT Daikokuya frequently due to business. Come down here!
There's only one decent ramen shop in town and it's frequently filled. Plus, they don't have the oh-so-more-delicious flavor that Daikokuya has :3
Having lived in japan for some time, I grew accustomed to the taste of tonkotsu ramen at places like ippudo, nidaime tsujita, apple basic, aoba and a few other. Daikokuya is the closest thing in Los Angeles to ramen that makes me feel like I am back in japan. Not just the food, but the inside of the restaurant also gives the vibe of what makes Japan feel like it does.
My one wish is that Diakokuya expands their chain to the san fernando valley as there are simply no good tonkotsu ramen shops out here and the average wait time (45 minutes) at the closest shop in little tokyo is a little much.
Silver Lake Silver Lake please =)
Little Tokyo parking can be very very expensive and Silver Lake is just full of cafes that don't really taste so good.
Would love to have you in San Diego. LA has tons of competition, but SD has pretty much zero at your level. A sizeable Japanese community here though, including Japanese from abroad working locally.
you would dominate the Westwood/West LA area. My friends and I (and many others) always drive to Downtown to eat at Daikokuya even though there are many closer options for ramen on Sawtelle. They just don't compare!
Irvine Costa Mesa area.... look at the sucess of the Japanese restaurants there (Anjin, Shin-Sen-Gumi) !!!
We drive from San Diego and eat at Daikokuya. There's good Japanese food here, just not Ramen. You should open up in Convoy. It's bigger than Little Tokyo with much lower rent, all the Asian restaurants are there!
There's actually a good market here and not enough to fill demand - Tsuruhashi and Okan were booked full for years after opening. You have to get to Tsuruhashi 10 minutes before opening (4:50pm) to get a seat. =)
Arcadia and Pasadena will be good for their next location, those area are desperate need some ramen place.
Chino Hills has a good base of asian demographic, yet there are no good Ramen places. We have many Pho, but no Ramen. I'm just glad we got a Ranch99 store!!!
Long Beach/Belmont Shore. A vibrant shopping/dining district, with sophisticated patrons who support dozens of eateries offering a variety of cuisines (sushi, Middle Eastern, Indian, Mexican, Italian, Thai, et al). You'd fit right in and you'd save me the drive from the Shore to Little Tokyo.
Please move towards Ventura County if not to Ventura County, we have NOTHING out here that is even remotely good. We NEED Daikokuya out here or at least nearer so I can convince people that it really isn't to far to drive. Right now it is almost and hour and a half.
I love the food and the service was very good!!!
There are absolutely no worthy ramen joints in the Inland Empire and a Daikokuya opening here would be INCREDIBLY AWESOME!