Tsukemen at Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle Annex on Sawtelle Blvd

The Tsujita family dominates Sawtelle blvd in West Lost Angeles. They are behind 3 separate noodle establishments on this street alone. Each, with it’s own unique focus.  For me, the Annex sticks out with their tsukemen. They are using thick noodles and fatty pork bone broth. If you like rich and fatty broths, I recommend this place. If you are a vegan, you won’t find anything here edible. Luckily, I eat everything 🙂

This street is always super busy so plan ahead. If you are going at regular dinner hours during the week or weekend, you’ll be looking for parking and be waiting in a line outside the shop. It’s worth the work and wait.

On the web @ http://tsujita-la.com/menu-annex.htm

Located @ 2050 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

The outside. It’s hidden behind a bush and it’s small inside.

This is the waiting area that you will most likely be spending some time at. There are chairs for you to sit at and you can check out menu.

This is tsukemen with char siu and a seasoned egg.

Look at those thick noodles.  So good.

So rich and fatty. Come hungry. Leave satisfied.


  1. Trisha Cabera

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  2. Hdpape

    Yes, yes, and yes. I never use the phrase hands down, because, really, what does that even mean? But HANDS DOWN, this has been one of the best bowls of ramen I have ever had in my entire life. I have been thinking of this ramen ever since I was eating it. Thinking, day dreaming, night dreaming, plotting when I will make my return. In all honesty, I tried the original Tsujita across the street and was like meh, but my most trusted food friend said we must go to the Annex. So, we get in and at first I was put off by the odd aroma and thought uh oh. But then the ramen comes and the smell is so salty and beautiful, and then the taste was even more spectacular than I could ever imagine. The noodles were perfect size and consistency, and oh, that broth. The broth is different in the tsukemen ramen, too, and just as incredible. It s a bit more salty and garlicky, so if you re on a date, make sure one of you gets the tsukemen and one gets the tonkatsu, because, really, if your date insists on getting the same dish, thereby preventing you from tasting more items on the menu, he is not worth your time.

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