Santoka thankfully lives up to the hype, which is very important. My typical colossally stupid driving mistakes when going behind the Orange Curtain mean the effort better pay off. This famous ramen has all the smoky intensity with more delicateness than Daikokuya. The food court setting and display of molded faux food in the great Japanese tradition cannot be undervalued either.
I had not an ounce of eater's remorse with the Chibi (small) shio ramen combo with negi meshi (green onion and egg mixture over rice). I totally preferred the salt ramen broth to the stronger miso and soy sauce varieties. And I could have eaten a regular sized portion, plus the sides.
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665 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626