Bib Gourmands - Los Angeles
The only ramen restaurant to make the list!!
The MICHELIN Guide 2019

Michelin guide

Today, MICHELIN announces the Bib Gourmand establishments for the inaugural MICHELIN Guide California selection. From tacos to sushi, and bistros to oyster bars, the highly-anticipated list features a grand total of 151 restaurants representing 36 different cuisines.

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— MICHELIN Guide Digital NYC


LA weekly

If you’re looking for a hearty meal to fill you up on these cold winter nights, ramen is a perfect fit. And with lots of new ramen restaurants popping up, there are more flavorful ramen choices than ever.
Many Asian chefs grew up with this noodle comfort food, which is said to also brighten the soul. Whether you like your noodles thick or thin, in broth or brothless, here’s a roundup of some of the very best L.A. ramen restaurants.

— Susan Hornik

Taste the best food from around the world without leaving L.A.

ABC eye on LA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KABC) -- One the best things about living in L.A. is that you can experience culture and food from all around the world without getting on a plane. This global, gastronomic adventure is taking your taste buds for a trip around the world, including Spain, Japan, the Philippines and more!

tsukemen and broth served
— Tina Malave

The Best Restaurants in Los Angeles Right Now

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Talking about “the best” restaurants in LA during a pandemic seems entirely unfair, and frankly irrelevant, considering what the industry is facing at the moment. Since we last updated this list in January, so many iconic restaurants have closed (RIP Broken Spanish, Baco Mercat, Here’s Looking at You, and so many more), and the remainder are struggling to stay open while enforcing mandatory safety restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

various dishes
— Joshua Lurie

A New Tsukemen Joint in Chinatown Is Making Its Noodles In House Every Day

Los Angeles magazine

Think of tsukemen as ramen’s wilder cousin. While ramen consists of thin wheat noodles bathing in a piping hot soup, tsukemen, which translates to “dip noodles,” is offered as a deconstructed version in two bowls. One bowl holds noodles that are thicker and chewier than ramen, and the other vessel cradles a much more concentrated and viscous broth.

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— Jean Trinh

Okiboru prepares heavenly tsukemen noodles

Discovering LA

Ramen is Japanese comfort food and has taken LA by storm. While I enjoy ramen, I don’t care for consuming hot broth when the temperatures soar into the 90’s. The answer for ramen lovers in hot weather? Tsukemen. A restaurant named Okiboru recently opened and specializes in this version of Japanese ramen.

Tsukemen served
— Bryan

The guys behind Coachella just opened an In-N-Out-ish vegan burger restaurant in Koreatown

Los Angeles Times

If we subscribe to the notion that all weather is ramen weather (we do), now is as good a time as any to sip some hot broth. And tsukemen, the Japanese ramen dish that consists of noodles you dip into a hot soup or broth, sounds like the perfect variation to eat during a heat wave. Okiboru, which specializes in the stuff, has just opened on North Broadway in Chinatown

— Jenn Harris

16 Essential Ramen Shops in Los Angeles

Eater LA

Los Angeles has a long history of great ramen, but only in the past few years has the scene hit its stride. From rich tonkotsu to shoyu, shio, and everything in between, here now are the 16 essential ramen shops of Los Angeles.

okiboru tsukemen
— Matthew Kang

Every Downtown LA Restaurant You Need to Try Right Now


LA's got a ton of great neighborhoods, but few have undergone as massive a revitalization as Downtown LA. Courtesy of a building boom over the last decade and a half, DTLA's seen a slew of new housing, hotels, and museums -- but one of the most notable transformations in just the last few years is its metamorphosis into one the city’s hottest dining scenes that’s expanding at a dizzying pace.

— Lizbeth Scordo

Brand New Eateries to Check Out in Los Angeles

Eater LA

This is a weekly compilation of noteworthy restaurant openings throughout Los Angeles. Take note of these under-the-radar places from the Valley to the South Bay, from the Westside to the San Gabriel Valley. Let’s dive right in.

— Cathy Chaplin